Skip to main content

Governor Proclaims October California Redwoods Month

2018 California Redwoods Month proclamationGovernor 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!

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.


Tags: , , , , , , ,


About Shelana deSilva

Shelana recently joined Save the Redwoods League as the Director of Government Affairs and Public Funding. She has a strong track record helping national and statewide nonprofits develop partnerships, lead campaigns and initiatives, and secure public funding to achieve their missions.



Birthday Edition of 'Free Second Saturday' in 100+ parks statewide: 100 Parks for 100 Years

100 Parks for 100 Years on October 13

on

To celebrate its 100th birthday during October, Save the Redwoods League invites everyone to #Stand4Redwoods and visit one of the 100+ redwood parks across California — for free! That’s 100 parks for 100 years. This expanded “birthday edition” of our Second Saturdays program will take place in October only. The October free entrance day is Saturday, October 13th, but you must first download your pass.


Old Survivor Documentary: A Celebration of Oakland’s Redwoods

on

Fueled by California’s Gold Rush in the 1850’s, Oakland’s ancient redwood forest was drastically cut to help build San Francisco. But one old tree was left behind, and with the amazing conservation efforts in the early 1900’s, a second-growth forest around the “Old Survivor” tree was protected as parkland for future generations.

Leave a Reply

Top