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Grizzly Creek State Park. © 2010, California State Parks. Photo by Brian Baer

California Park Organizations Invite You to Skip the Lines and Go Green on Black Friday

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Save the Redwoods League, California State Parks and the California State Parks Foundation have collaborated to create #GreenFriday, a new Thanksgiving tradition that promotes the enjoyment and appreciation of California’s magnificent state parks. Thanks to the support of members and donors from Save the Redwoods League and the California State Park Foundation, more than 13,000 free vehicle day-use passes will be available to visitors for use at one of the 116 participating state parks. The passes will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis and cover day-use admission and parking fees. Learn more and get your pass today!

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Building a Trail in Paradise

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You’re closer to discovering our remote Shady Dell forest, home of the candelabra-shaped redwoods. Construction of the 2.3-mile trail will begin on June 15, 2015! The trail will feature about 50 feet of boardwalk, 231 steps, 30 feet of bridge, six interpretive signs, benches and a parking area. Construction is tentatively scheduled for completion by summer 2016. Want to help build the trail? Check out the opportunity at Coastwalk California. Meanwhile, you can help restore and protect this magical forest. Please donate today.

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Redwoods Finder interactive map with transit options.

Redwoods Finder: Plan Your Summer Trips with Interactive Maps

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Choose from 36 redwood parks to visit this summer by using our Redwoods Finder, the interactive map of the redwood regions, now on your mobile device. Avoid high gas prices by using the transit option on the map! Plus, see recommended itineraries, restaurants and other attractions.

While you’re out there, help us track redwoods as climate changes by using our award-winning iPhone app, Redwood Watch.

You can always visit the forest remotely through our new live web camera. See the Smith River and the ancient giants of Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, home to many of the tallest trees on Earth.

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Photo by Save the Redwoods League

New Live Redwoods Webcam

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Through a new web camera, see the Smith River and the ancient giants of Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, home to many of the tallest trees on Earth. Next time you’re daydreaming about a trip to these tranquil forests, now you can escape virtually by visiting this site. Save the Redwoods League staff and scientists will occasionally be available on the comment forum to answer your questions live and elaborate on what we are seeing, so connect with us on Facebook or Twitter to receive updates. See what’s happening now at Jed Smith.

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Hike in Oakland

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Redwood Regional Stroll: Walk in the largest remaining stand of coast redwoods in the San Francisco area’s East Bay. Join the East Bay Regional Park District from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, November 20, 2011, for a stroll through Redwood Regional Park. This 3-mile guided hike will feature chaparral-oak woodland then meander back under the redwood canopy. Learn more about this hike.

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