Childhood visits to the redwoods of Muir Woods National Monument left such an impression on a New York college student that she and her two classmates were motivated to produce an inspiring digitally animated public service announcement about Save the Redwoods League and our work that you make possible.
Katie Verrant recalls hiking and picnicking among coast redwoods and learning about the forest from a park ranger at Muir Woods.
She and the other members of the Bluprint 45 team, Alexa Martinez and Jamie Martinez, are students in the New Media Design program at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester.
The video is the result of a class assignment to create a digitally animated public service announcement about a nonprofit organization. The team, which shares interests in nature and the outdoors, agreed that the redwoods are a compelling subject, and their research led them to the Save the Redwoods League website.
Alexa Martinez said that once they discovered SaveTheRedwoods.org, it was an easy decision to promote the League’s work with their PSA.
Jamie Martinez agreed: “We quickly fell in love with the Save the Redwoods League mission. We believed that your cause was worthy of more recognition.”
Please share the students’ video to help raise awareness of the threats to redwoods and why these special places are worth saving.