League Announcement

You’ve Supported Amazing Forests in 2011

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You, our members, can be proud of all Save the Redwoods League has achieved in fiscal year 2011 thanks to your generosity: Read about how you helped protect towering ancient giants facing imminent harvest along the Noyo River (pictured). Learn how 100 of you planted seedings in memory of a conservation hero. And see how our Education Program inspired children across the nation to write to President Obama. It’s all in our 2011 annual report.

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Jeff Norman

Event Honors Naturalist, History of Big Sur Parcel

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A celebration this month commemorated the late naturalist Jeff Norman (pictured) and his commitment to protecting Big Sur. His property was safeguarded when it was sold to Save the Redwoods League. The celebration featured the unveiling of a new plaque marking the history of 20 acres that we recently purchased and restored in 2010, thanks to our members. The ridgetop property, bordered by Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Los Padres National Forest, is upslope from old-growth redwood forest.

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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

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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).

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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.

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Vote in Photo Contest Starting July 21

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Help choose the winners of the Know Wonder (c) Online Photo Contest, and get a chance to win a Save the Redwoods League gift set (pictured) each week of voting, from July 21 through August 12! The gift set includes a jute tote bag, hat, stainless steel water bottle, audio tour of the Avenue of the Giants, greeting card set, bookmarks, pen and pencil. Visit SaveTheRedwoods.org/contest_vote starting July 21.

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Photo Contest Deadline Extended to July 5

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Save the Redwoods League invites you to feel the awe that giant redwoods inspire, and capture the experience with your camera. From the smallest critters on the forest floor to the lofty tree canopy, take photos for a chance to win prizes. Get your chance to win private tours of Redwood National Park, Big Sur redwoods or tickets to ride the Skunk Train through the towering forest! Learn more about our Know Wonder (c) Online Photo Contest.

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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.

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New Nat Geo Site Spotlights 2 League Projects

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Two Save the Redwoods League projects are featured on a new National Geographic Society Web site, the Global Action Atlas, which shows hundreds of local, cause-related projects from around the world to a large audience of concerned citizens. The site gives individuals opportunities to take action by donating, volunteering, advocating and sharing information. Become a fan of the projects and leave comments!

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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.

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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. Buy the book.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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Win League Gear

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Tell us what you think of Redwood Matters and you’ll be entered in a drawing for a Save the Redwoods League hat or jute tote bag. In addition, you’ll receive a PDF of our Redwood Highway Guide: Sights & Experiences between California’s Southern Humboldt County & Crescent City! Our goal is to improve all our publications and meet your needs, but we can’t do it without hearing from our valued members and getting to know you better. Complete the survey. Gear winners will receive prizes in the mail. Thank you.

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Mother’s Day Gifts, Some Free!

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Celebrate Mother’s Day (May 9) by sending your loved ones free Save the Redwoods League e-cards, buying them a new Redwood National Park DVD, having a seedling planted or dedicating a redwood tree or grove in their honor.

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April 17 Events: Celebrate Earth Day Early

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Photo by The Udall Legacy, Flickr Creative Commons Redwoods Activities for Kids at ChabotBring the kids in your life to Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 17, 2010, for an Earth Continued

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