Join the Great American Backyard Campout

Join us at Joaquin Miller Park this Saturday! photo by Steve Wedgwood, Flickr Creative Commons
Join us at Joaquin Miller Park this Saturday! photo by Steve Wedgwood, Flickr Creative Commons
What are you doing Saturday night? If you answered “camping,” then you answered correctly! This Saturday, June 25, join people from around the country as they pitch tents in their backyards or nearby parks to spend some quality time outdoors.

This event, put on by the National Wildlife Federation, states that we should go camping at least once this summer because:

“The body, mind, and spirit benefits from outdoor play are well-documented and numerous and create a lasting connection to nature and wildlife that will help you have a happier, healthier family.”

Join us this Saturday as we spend the afternoon at Oakland’s Joaquin Miller Park, hiking and camping among the redwoods. League staff will lead a hike through the forest to talk about the state of the redwoods and how we need the public of all ages to help us monitor these amazing beauties.

For more information, visit our event page. To find other redwood parks to visit this weekend go to our Interactive Redwood Park Map. See you outside!

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About Deborah Zierten


Deborah joined the League's staff in 2013 as the Education & Interpretation Manager. She brings with her extensive experience teaching science, developing curriculum and connecting kids to the natural world.

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2 Responses to “Join the Great American Backyard Campout”

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    Save the Redwoods League

    Kevin, thank you so much for the comment! We’re so very happy to read that you were able to get into the redwoods and hope many more people get to experience the forest in person.

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    Kevin Erwin

    After working all over the world the past 40+ years we finally got to the redwoods this month. We spent two weeks camping and hiking in parks full of these majestic trees. Thanks for protecting them for all of us to enjoy.
    Kevin Erwin


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