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Winter Holiday Events in the Redwoods

Photo by Julie Martin
Photo by Julie Martin

The holidays are a unique and lovely time to visit the redwoods. You can see the redwoods in all their winter glory by attending one of these fun and festive events.

Annual Tree Lighting at Humboldt Redwoods State Park
WHEN: Wednesday, December 12, 2012
WHERE: Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Symphony of the Redwoods Holiday Pops Concert
WHEN: Saturday, December 15, 2012
WHERE: Cotton Auditorium, Fort Bragg, CA

Winter Solstice at Muir Woods
WHEN: Friday, December 21, 2012
WHERE: Muir Woods National Monument

Holiday Redwood Loop Walk: The Nutcracker
WHEN: Saturday, December 22, 2012
WHERE: Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Winter Wonderland at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
WHEN: Friday, December 28, 2012
WHERE: Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Salmon Spawning Adventures in Parks
WHEN: Saturdays December 15, 22 and 29, 2012
WHERE: Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park

A Woodland Winter
WHEN: Sunday, January 13 and Sunday, February 17, 2013
WHERE: Muir Woods National Monument


Credit: å© Michael Nichols/National Geographic

National Geographic Features League Research

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National Geographic magazine’s December cover story includes the remarkable findings of League scientists who are studying how redwoods can survive sweeping environmental changes. The feature includes incredible photos, such as a portrait of a 3,200-year-old giant sequoia. Research team members helped National Geographic capture these images, and the organization told us about the experience. Learn how they did it and see photos, a video and a graphic about the photo shoot. Photo courtesy of National Geographic.


You can help protect Peters Creek Old-Growth Forest (pictured), a rare ancient  forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Photo by Paolo Vescia

You Can Protect 4 Santa Cruz Mountains Forests

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Wonderful redwoods enthusiasts like you contributed the $100,000 needed to gain a matching gift for San Vicente Redwoods (formerly CEMEX Redwoods), the largest unprotected redwood forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Pete and Patty Mattson, long-time Save the Redwoods League members, generously donated the matching funds. Thank you so much! Please help keep up the momentum: We still need your support to protect San Vicente Redwoods and three rare and magical old-growth redwood forests nearby.


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