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New California State Parks Director, Major General Anthony L. Jackson, USMC (Ret.), left, continues his organization's 90-year relationship with the League. He's pictured here with Jim Larson, League Board of Directors President.
New California State Parks Director, Major General Anthony L. Jackson, USMC (Ret.), left, continues his organization’s 90-year relationship with the League. He’s pictured here with Jim Larson, League Board of Directors President.

Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks have worked together to protect parklands for some 90 years. So it’s not too surprising that the new California State Parks Director, Major General Anthony L. Jackson, USMC (Ret.), lunched with the Save the Redwoods League Council on his third week on the job. In our exclusive profile, he said he’s committed to preserving the state’s natural resources. These resources include the redwood forests, in which you have invested through your generous League gifts.



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