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All proceeds benefit Save the Redwoods League’s education and parks support programs, which will serve 18,000 students this year and provide millions of park visitors with improved access and amenities in our redwood state parks.

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Redwood Adventures Live Auction

REDWOODS AND WINE TOUR

OF THE ANDERSON VALLEY (FOR 4 PEOPLE)

Where redwoods and wine country meet, Anderson Valley is a dreamy destination in the heart of Mendocino County. You’ll be treated to a two-night stay in The Perch at The Brambles, a modern Victorian-inspired hideaway nestled in a redwood grove. A complimentary dinner for four at the cozy Boonville Hotel & Restaurant awaits just down the road.

On a private ATV tour of Mailliard Ranch, you’ll get an insider’s view into the 15,000-acre ranchland’s lush canyons, sweeping meadows, and 1,000 acres of old-growth redwood forest and mixed conifer groves. This redwoods sanctuary has been permanently safeguarded by the League with a conservation easement, creating more than 82,000 acres of contiguous protected lands from the Garcia River’s headwaters to the coast. Lunch in the Cathedral Grove, home to the property’s oldest and biggest redwoods, will give you a true sense of what makes this forest so magical.

League director John Scharffenberger, founder of Scharffenberger Cellars and Scharffen Berger Chocolate, will guide you on a hike through his favorite redwoods wonderland, Hendy Woods State Park. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a lunch hosted by League councilor Yoriko Kishimoto and her husband Lee Collins on their private estate nearby. And a trip to Mendocino wouldn’t be complete without wine; family-owned Handley Cellars will host your private tasting. This getaway is sure to delight your senses.

Details:

  • Package for 4 people; accommodations for two nights, including breakfast, two hosted lunches, one dinner, and a private wine-tasting experience
  • Dates: Sunday–Friday
  • Lodging provided by The Brambles—The Madrones
  • Wine tasting provided by Handley Cellars
  • One dinner provided by The Boonville Hotel & Restaurant

The BramblesHandley CellarsThe Boonville Hotel & Restaurant

EPIC NORTH COAST REDWOODS ADVENTURE

WITH SAVE THE REDWOODS LEAGUE EXPERTS (FOR 6 PEOPLE)

The North Coast is home to redwood forests primeval—a unique world-class destination featuring the tallest trees on Earth. At the mouth of the Klamath River and surrounded by the splendor of Redwood National and State Parks, The Historic Requa Inn will be the homebase for you and your guests. The quaint inn is owned and operated by a family, some of whom are descendants of the Yurok people that have lived in this ancient village of Requa (pronounced rek-woi in Yurok) since time immemorial. Enjoy a sumptuous welcome dinner and get ready for pure adventure.

The magic starts in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park–the northernmost redwood park with 10,000 acres of ancient groves bisected by the last major free-flowing river in California, the Smith River. Redwood canopy scientists will guide you on a hike among old-growth redwoods along the iconic Boy Scout Trail and in the remote, glorious Grove of Titans. Then, all aboard the jet boat
for a Smith River fishing trip with your guides from the Gold River Lodge. Try your hand at hooking some steelhead, which are abundant in these waters.

The adventure continues on the last day with Redwood Rides. For the first mile floating down the turquoise waters of the Smith River, you’ll watch the forest transition from rocky serpentine soils to old-growth redwoods. Take a respite from paddling with a breathtaking half-mile hike to Stout Grove, dubbed “the world’s most scenic stand of redwoods.” You’ll refuel with an organic picnic lunch along the shore at the Jed Smith campground. Finish the day with some whitewater fun on a stretch of Smith River rapids punctuated with crystalline swimming holes.

Details:

  • Package for 6 people; accommodations for two nights, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Dates: Mutually agreed upon date
  • Lodging provided by The Historic Requa Inn
  • Jet boat fishing tour provided by Gold River Lodge
  • Rafting provided by Redwood Rides
  • Wine provided by J. Lohr Winery

The Historic Requa InnGold River LodgeRedwood RidesJ. Lohr Winery

PRIVATE COCKTAIL PARTY AT TRUE LAUREL

SAN FRANCISCO

Join other redwood fans by securing two (or more) coveted spots for a night of revelry at True Laurel. The brainchild of chef and restaurateur David Barzelay (the man behind the two Michelin-starred restaurant Lazy Bear) and his partner Nicolas Torres, this relaxed, yet super hip bar in the Mission will host an exclusive party you and your new friends will never forget. Mid-century artists like Man Ray and Isamu Noguchi inspired the striking design elements, and furnishings and fixtures made with old-growth bay laurel add warmth. The pièce de résistance: artisan cocktails crafted with fresh ingredients like fermented pluots, complemented by elevated comfort food in the form of small bites. Cheers!

Details:

  • Date: February 20, 2020

True Laurel

REDWOOD GROVE DEDICATION

Redwood forests have long memories. That’s what makes a redwood grove dedication such a powerful way to honor your legacy or that of a loved one. The League will work closely with you to designate a peaceful place in the forest for you or someone you love to be honored for all time with a marker that designates your grove. The dedication includes a guided hike to the grove and a ceremony with family and friends where a proclamation from the California State Parks and Recreation Commission will be read, followed by a catered picnic lunch and a Champagne toast courtesy of Handley Cellars. This is a rare chance to have a special place among living giants, forever.

Details:

  • Champagne provided by Handley Cellars

SEQUOIA SKIING ADVENTURE

AT ALDER CREEK WITH LEAGUE PRESIDENT & CEO SAM HODDER (FOR 6 PEOPLE)

The giant sequoia forest in winter is a true wonderland. The trees’ enormous, cinnamon-hued trunks pop against the backdrop of fresh powder cloaking the forest. Here’s a once-in-lifetime opportunity: ski and snowshoe among nearly 500 monarch giant sequoia in one of the most pristine ancient forests on the planet.

As spectacular as the iconic Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Alder Creek is home to the last large giant sequoia property left in private ownership. The League has secured its protection and plans to reimagine public access to this otherworldly forest. Before this wild place becomes known to the masses, you and your five guests will experience the empty slopes with your guide, League president and CEO Sam Hodder.

Après ski, you’ll cozy up in a cabin in the stillness of nearby Sequoia Crest. Enjoy gourmet meals crafted by your own personal chef, and exquisite wines from Jackson Family Wines.

Details:

  • Package for six people; two nights, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Date: Mutually agreed upon date from February 1–April 15, 2020, weather permitting
  • Ski/snowshoe equipment provided by Sports Basement
  • Wine provided by Jackson Family Wines

Jackson Family Wines

RAISE YOUR PADDLE

$15,000

Supports the renovation of a day use area in a redwood park, including shade structures, barbecues, picnic tables, and restrooms. ~ OR ~ Supports schools, park associations, and other nonprofits with grants to provide redwood education to 5,000 students across California.

$10,000

Brings the League’s Redwoods and Climate Change program to 400 ninth graders at an Oakland High School. ~ OR ~ Supports the repair and maintenance of hiking trails in one of California’s 66 redwood state parks.

$5,000

Sends a class of public school students on an overnight outdoor redwood science camp adventure. ~ OR ~ Provides a virtual field trip to the redwoods for 500 students through the Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students (PORTS) program.

$1,000

Provides a bus to transport a class of students on a redwood field trip. ~ OR ~ Provides a teacher with training, curriculum, and professional development to introduce redwood education in the classroom.

$2,500

Provides for the creation and installation of an interpretative panel in a redwood park. ~ OR ~ Provides redwood curriculum guides to every fourth grader in Oakland Unified School District.

$500

Provides redwood science field equipment for one high school class. ~ OR ~ Provides a new bench or picnic table in a redwood park.


Questions?

If you have any questions please contact Luz Perez via phone at 415-820-5833 or via email at Lperez@SaveTheRedwoods.org.

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