League Announcement

High School Volunteers Improve Big Sur Park Trails

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Trails in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park were improved this month, thanks to our members and a $28,600 grant from Save the Redwoods League. The grant enabled high school student volunteers (pictured) to repair the fire-damaged Oak Grove Trail and more in this redwood park

Member Appreciation Day: July 16, Henry Cowell Redwoods

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Save the Redwoods League members are invited to join League staff and volunteers for a cookout, music, kids’ activities and guided hikes on Saturday, July 16, 2011, at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (pictured).

League Certified as Green Business

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Save the Redwoods League is honored to be one of only 10 nonprofits certified by the strict San Francisco Green Business Program, which helps San Francisco businesses operate in an environmentally responsible manner and recognizes them for their efforts. Certification means City and County of San Francisco auditors have verified that a business complies with stringent environmental standards to reduce waste, prevent pollution and conserve resources.

New Facts, Search, Photos in Redwood Regions Maps

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Check out the new features of our interactive maps of the redwood regions that will help you plan your trips and learn more about the forests. You’ll find hundreds of forest facts, Flickr photos on the maps, search by location, directions by transit and events integrated into the parks profiles.

In FY 2010: 6,000 acres protected, 15,000 plantings

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You, our members, can be proud of all Save the Redwoods League has achieved in fiscal year 2010 thanks to your generosity: The League protected almost 6,000 acres of redwood forest and supporting landscapes and accelerated restoration of logged forests, planting more than 15,000 trees and removing 3 miles of logging roads.

New Book Profiles League Scientist Van Pelt

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Robert Van Pelt, PhD, a scientist who’s part of the League’s Redwoods and Climate Change Initiative, is profiled in the new book, Keepers of the Trees: A Guide to Re-Greening North America. The book includes profiles of 13 other North Americans whose lives have been shaped by the forests they are fighting to preserve. Author Ann Linnea offers a captivating look at Van Pelt as a Renaissance man: a big tree hunter, scientist and exquisite artist.

New Book Features League Leader’s Essay

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Get a discount on a new book featuring an essay by Ruskin Hartley, Executive Director of Save the Redwoods League. Hope Beneath Our Feet, Restoring Our Place in the Natural World, is a collection of essays that answer the question, “In a time of environmental crisis, how can we live right now?” The 304-page book was edited by Martin Keogh.

Show You Support Redwoods: Buy League Gear

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Now you can show you support redwoods by purchasing high-quality, Save the Redwoods League-branded items from our new online store. Check out our stainless steel water bottle, eco-friendly jute tote bag and khaki League hat. All products bear our logo, and net proceeds support the work of the League.

Father’s Day Gifts, Some Free!

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Celebrate Father’s Day (June 20) by sending your loved ones free Save the Redwoods League e-cards, having a seedling planted or dedicating a redwood tree or grove in their honor. Take them on a hike in the redwoods!

See New Redwoods Video

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View the new video A Giant Legacy: Our Redwood Parks, narrated and produced by TV journalist Doug McConnell. A Sausalito, California, resident and former host of the Bay Area Backroads TV series, McConnell unveiled the video when he hosted the Save the Redwoods League annual spring lecture last month. The video highlights California state parks and the League’s role in building them. Enjoy!

Avenue of the Giants.

Avenue of Giants Parkway – 50th Anniversary

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Read more about the Avenue’s unique attractions as well as the many milestones that led up to the dedication of the Parkway, and discover 50 ways to explore the sights and sounds of the Avenue of the Giants.

Senator Names League ‘Conservation Champion’

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Field Representative Juan Camacho (pictured, second from left) presents California Senator Barbara Boxer’s Conservation Champion Award to Save the Redwoods League on March 14, 2010 in recognition of significant contributions to protecting California’s environment.