Take Me to the Trees hits it out of the park – for parks!

Weekend events show great support for public access planning for incredible coast redwood and giant sequoia landscapes

Take Me to the Trees

Hundreds of supporters last weekend rallied to support public access planning at two incredible League properties. More than $700,000 was raised to help create the next generation of redwood parks and preserves. 

Take Me to the Trees: A Redwoods Celebration was a two-day event beginning with a virtual celebration on Saturday, Oct. 16, featuring a live streamed celebratory evening which included remarks by Co-Chairs Julia Sherwin and Heidi Richardson, Save the Redwoods League Board of Directors Matt Berler, President & CEO Sam Hodder, First Partner Jennifer Siebel-Newsom, and Presenting Sponsors The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. 

The evening included a redwoods inspired live auction featuring Glamping at Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve and Alder Creek – two newly protected properties of Coast and Giant Sequoia Redwood Forests.

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Guests enjoy a relaxing moment during the League’s in-person event for Take Me to the Trees in Gold Gate Park. Photo by Tara Crabtree for Drew Altizer Photography.

The next day, an Event Sponsors reception was held beneath the redwoods of the National AIDS Memorial Grove in San Francisco, Golden Gate Park.  

Save the Redwoods League is working hard to open public access to Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve, 730 acres of pristine coast redwood forest that features the tallest and biggest ancient redwoods in Sonoma County, and Alder Creek, a spectacular 530-acre property that boasts hundreds of giant sequoia. 

The League thanks all of our supporters from all over the country who tuned into the weekend’s festivities and helped support a great cause. 

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From left, Save the Redwoods League Board Chair Matt Berler: Lorelle Ross, Vice Chair of the Tribal Council of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria; and League President and CEO Sam Hodder attend Take Me to the Trees: A Redwoods Celebration on at National AIDS Memorial Grove in San Francisco. Photo by Tara Crabtree for Drew Altizer Photography.
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 Take Me to the Trees Event Committee members: Sandy Donnell, Rosemary Cameron, Kelly Tarapani, James Campbell, Lisa Ortiz, Allegra Quinn, and Brigit Grimm.

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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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