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New 2.3 Mile Addition to #LostCoast Trail Offers First Public Access in 100 Years

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The spectacular #LostCoast hiking trail, the longest roadless stretch of land in 48 contiguous states, will grow by 2.3 miles to 60 miles at its southern end in Mendocino County when new the Peter Douglas trail opens. Douglas was the former Executive Director of the California Coastal Commission for 26 years and co-authored the Coastal Act. This year is the 40th anniversary of the California Coastal Act of 1976.

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Justin Faggioli is Save the Redwoods League Board of Directors Secretary.

Save the Redwoods League Elects Justin Faggioli as Board of Directors Chair, Re-Elects Samuel M. Livermore as Vice Chair

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Save the Redwoods League, the only nonprofit organization in the world dedicated to protecting redwood forests throughout their natural range, today announced the election of Justin Faggioli, Samuel M. Livermore, C. Blake Williams and Andy Vought as officers to its Board of Directors. Board members Faggioli, Livermore and Vought have been elected chair, vice chair and secretary, respectively, while incoming Board member Williams has been elected Treasurer. William Croft and Wendy Hayward are also joining the Board, bringing extensive executive and philanthropic experience to the League.

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Many of the most magnificent redwood parks and reserves you and generations of Americans have enjoyed, including Redwood National Park pictured above, have been partially funded by the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Photo by David Baselt, redwoodhikes.com

Tell Congress You Support Conservation Fund

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For 50 years, LWCF has provided critical funding for land and water conservation projects, outdoor recreation access and the continued preservation of our nation’s historic, cultural and iconic landmarks.

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Cotoni Coast Dairies

Conservation Groups Applaud California Coastal National Monument Expansion Act

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San Francisco and Monterey Bay Area community leaders and conservation groups praise legislation introduced today by U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer along with Senator Diane Feinstein to bring national monument designation to Cotoni-Coast Dairies in Santa Cruz County and five other federally-owned lands along the California coast.

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A generous bequest resulted in the League's support of the new visitor center at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. You can plan a trip to this redwood park.

Members’ Generosity Helps Open New Calaveras Visitor Center

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Now James and Carmen Hickling’s love for Calaveras Big Trees lives on through a generous bequest, which supported construction of the park’s new visitor center. The center hosted a grand opening last Memorial Day. This new center honors the legacy of those who preserved these groves in the past, and tells the story of the giant sequoias.

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Young students (like the one above with Sam Hodder, League President and CEO) joined the League and other organizations at last spring's BioBlitz to inventory plant and animal species in Muir Woods National Monument. Your gifts support such League projects to introduce new generations to the wonder of the redwoods, improving their health and well-being as they learn about the forest. Photo by Tonatiuh Trejo-Cantwell

Introducing the Nature-Deprived to the Forest

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Your generous gifts make it possible for youths to experience the wonder of redwoods, enriching their lives and their health, and fostering the conservationists of tomorrow. Your new League Summer Bulletin shows how our new programs are helping to counter the trend of Americans’ detachment from nature.

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The Save the Redwoods League Board of Directors, from left: Melinda Thomas, Peter Frazier, James Sergi, Peggy Light, Justin Faggioli, Andy Vought, Mary Wright and Rosemary Cameron. Sam Livermore not pictured. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Save the Redwoods League Elects Melinda M. Thomas as Board Chair and Samuel M. Livermore as Vice Chair of Board of Directors

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SAN FRANCISCO (October 22, 2013)—Save the Redwoods League, the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting redwood forests throughout their natural range, today announced the election of Melinda M. Thomas, Samuel M. Livermore and Justin Faggioli. The newly elected officers bring extensive executive leadership and philanthropic experience to the League. Thomas, Livermore and Faggioli are longtime members of the League’s Board of Directors and Council and are passionate leaders and advocates for the redwoods. View and download the full press release.

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General Sherman Tree

Family Guide to the Giant Sequoias Offers Travel Tips, Activities and More!

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 17, 2013)—Introducing the Family Guide to the Giant Sequoias, the brand-new sister publication to the popular Family Guide to the Coast Redwoods. Download the free Family Guide to the Giant Sequoias for a wealth of travel tips, activities and more for parents who want to introduce children to the wonders of the redwood forest. Outdoor adventures aren’t just for summertime—the sequoias are a fabulous cold-weather travel destination. Want to know the most scenic routes, where to find the world’s largest sequoias, and where to stop for a hearty meal? In the Family Guide to the Sequoias, you’ll get lots of inside information on where to go, what to pack, and what to do to make the most of this special experience. The guide is a valuable resource for all the busy parents, grandparents, family members or guardians who want to plan a fun, memorable adventure into the forest. View and download the full press release.

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Photo by Save the Redwoods League

Take Survey to Win 2014 Calendar

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Please give us your opinion on what you’d like from this enewsletter, and you could win our exclusive 2014 redwoods calendar. It’ll only take you a few minutes to answer the eight questions. Your responses will help us improve this publication and serve you better. Thank you.

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Your support enabled repair of this seasonal bridge, which allows visitors to reach campsites, parking and trails at Standish-Hickey State Park.

Bridge, Tunnel Open, Thanks to You

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  • Thanks to your gifts, the seasonal Standish-Hickey bridge is now open, restoring visitor access for the first time in three years to 61 stunning redwoods campsites.
  • Skunk Train service from Willits has resumed after your League gifts enabled repair of a collapsed tunnel. Riding the train is the only way to see the ancient Noyo River Redwoods that you protected in 2011. Service from Fort Bragg is expected to resume later this month.
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