League hosts community events in north coast redwood parks

Local organizations partner with the League to welcome more than 140 guests

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Save the Redwood League’s Natalia Sojka leads a group through Rohner Park. Photo by Toni Maggi-Brown.

In our ongoing effort to expand the community of people experiencing our redwoods, Save the Redwoods League last weekend hosted guided walks through two redwood parks in northern California. The League partnered with a number of local organizations to welcome both Latinx and Indigenous visitors for guided walks, food, and giveaways. 

Weekend events at Arcata Redwood Park and Rohner Park in Fortuna drew more than 140 guests. 

Visitors were also encouraged to participate in the League’s Summer in the Redwoods Community Challenge. To enter, all you need to do is take a selfie in one of the following north coast redwood parks and email it to us at [email protected]: 

  • Redwood National Park 
  • Humboldt Redwoods State Park 
  • Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park 
  • Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park 
  • Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park 

Four families will win a Golden Poppy Annual Day Use Pass from California State Parks. 

Guided walks were led by the League interpretation and outreach apprentices Mayra Guzman, Jayrlin Molina, Natalia Sojka, and Ryan Shorrow. 

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The League’s Jayrlin Molina shows young visitors some of the smaller wonders of nature in Arcata Redwood Park. Photo by Toni Maggi-Brown.

Save the Redwoods League would especially like to thank the following community organizations who helped put on these great events: 

  • Cumbre Humboldt 
  • Redwood Community Action Agency 
  • Friends of the Dunes 
  • United Indians Health Services 
  • Trinidad Coastal Land Trust 
  • Friends of the Arcata Marsh 
  • Redwood National and State Parks 
  • Patrick’s Point State Park 
  • Providence St. Joseph Hospital, Paso a Paso, Community Health Investment  
  • Ciencias para Todos 
  • Redwood Parks Conservancy 
  • Los Giles Taqueria 
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A group gathers before a walk through the redwoods.
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The League’s Natalia Sojka talks about the coast redwoods in Rohner Park. Photo by Toni Maggi-Brown.

About the author

Leslie Parra is Outreach Program Manager for Save the Redwoods League. She has garnered significant recognition for her leadership in community civic action, STEM and environmental education, and diversity, equity, and inclusion work over the past 15 years. Her professional calling is to cultivate enrichment programs with multicultural and international perspectives, driven by and in collaboration with communities. During her free time, she loves to go hiking with her partner Eric and their dog Mishqui (which means “sweet” in Quichua, the native language of Ecuador—a place she calls home).

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