Take Me to the Trees event raises funds for a great cause

More than $700,000 raised for the Montgomery Woods Initiative

Take me to the trees party
Guests hit the dance floor during this year’s Take Me to the Trees Celebration. by Ando Caulfield of Drew Altizer Photography for Save the Redwoods League

We want to offer a huge thank you to all of those who helped make this year’s Take Me to the Trees Celebration a wonderful success. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, more than $700,000 was raised to protect Montgomery Woods State Nature Reserve by acquiring key properties to expand the park and safeguard critical wildlife corridors, restore the old growth grove of ancient redwoods, and connect people to this hidden gem by improving park infrastructure and enhancing public outreach. 

It was an exciting moment when Board Chair Matt Berler and CEO & President Sam Hodder spoke movingly about the League’s new opportunity to purchase a conservation easement on Weger Ranch before hundreds of guests reveled in celebration to the musical sounds of Fantastic Negrito. 

We send our deepest thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria who were represented by Tribal Secretary, Melissa Elgin. Also a big thanks to our fund-a-need matching donor, Peggy Light, who made our Trees Teams competition for our Redwood Experiences Prizes, a real nailbiter.  

Also want to extend our gratitude to our in-kind sponsors Sequoia Grove Winery, Headlands Brewery, and Humboldt Distillery for their delicious libations. 

The WINNERS of our Trees Team Redwood Experience Challenge were: 

First Place: 

Team Fun in the Redwoods, led by Gretchen and Mike Wyatt 

Second Place: 

Team Respect your Elders, led by Martha and Mike Helms 

Third Place: 

Team Let it Phloem, led by Kristy Hsiao and Katie Prescott 

Fourth Place: 

Team Sac Town Redwoods, led by Tim Whalen 

Fifth Place: 

Team Sherwin/Haddad, led by Julia Sherwin and Michael Haddad  

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Since 1918, Save the Redwoods League has protected and restored redwood forests and connected people with their peace and beauty so these wonders of the natural world flourish.

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