Governor Jerry Brown has proclaimed October 2018 California Redwoods Month in honor of the redwood forests, “a globally significant treasure and a quintessential symbol of the Golden State.” With this Proclamation, Governor Brown and the State of California have taken an important stand for the redwoods! He joins the California State Assembly, which recognized Save the Redwoods League for 100 years of protecting our redwood forests, and the California State Senate, which declared 2018 as the Year of the Redwoods — all during the League’s Centennial year!
We are grateful to Governor Brown and the California State Legislature for your recognition and conservation leadership. We greatly appreciate your dedication and commitment to protecting these incredible forests for future generations.
Since 1927, an enduring partner has been California State Parks, the largest state lands management agency and a dedicated advocate of resource conservation and public access. We thank California State Parks for nominating redwoods for Governor Brown’s recognition during our Centennial year, and we look forward to our continued and unwavering partnership to protect and care for California’s incredible redwood forests.
In honor of this wonderful recognition and all of the partners and communities that have rallied with us over the last century to save our coast redwood and giant sequoia forests, and on the occasion of our 100th birthday, we invite everyone to celebrate with us!
“It has been 100 years since the founders of Save the Redwoods League first resolved to protect California’s redwood forests — a mission that would build momentum for America’s conservation movement and create and expand world-renowned redwood parks — crown jewels of the state and national park systems,” said Sam Hodder, President and CEO of the League. “So now, in our Centennial year, we’re hosting a week-long celebration October 7 – 14, 2018, to honor that legacy, renew our commitment to protecting and restoring these remarkable forests, and celebrate the dedication of all those who came before us to save the redwoods.”
Celebrate with Us and STAND for the Redwoods!
- Join us for the celebrations of our century with events and activities throughout California, October 7-14, 2018. There will be free festivals in San Francisco and Humboldt County, a stargazing event in Calaveras Big Trees State Park, a free day 100 redwood parks, and a Centennial Celebration Gala, to name a few. View the schedule of events.
- Help us cover the internet with redwoods in October and join our hashtag parties by sharing why you #Stand4Redwoods on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. (external links)
- Donate to Save the Redwoods League and help us continue protecting and restoring these forests and connecting people with their peace and beauty. Join fellow supporters to crowdfund the restoration and care of the Members Centennial Grove in Peters Creek Old-Growth Forest or dedicate a grove in memory of a loved one.
- Visit the redwoods and experience their awe-inspiring majesty. Whether you only have a few minutes to see them when visiting San Francisco or you have more time to explore the redwoods of California’s coast and inland mountains — visiting California’s redwood forests is an unforgettable experience!
- Vote and make a difference for the future of our redwood forests. Learn more about the current policy and legislation issues we’re tracking to create an expansive, vibrant redwood forest of the future.
Our coast redwood and giant sequoia forests exist today because people took a stand to protect them over the last century. One hundred years is just the beginning of our effort to save these remarkable forests. Take a look at what we’re planning for the next century and help us make a difference for their future.