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Get Wild about Parks and Recreation
Get Wild about Parks and Recreation

July is America’s official Park and Recreation Month, a perfect time to celebrate this year’s “Get Wild about Parks and Recreation” theme in the redwood forest! Use our Redwoods Finder interactive map of the redwood ranges to choose a destination, then visit the National Recreation and Park Association site to take an online pledge, find events and share on NRPA’s Facebook fan page how you’re going to get wild. Follow NRPA on Twitter for fun facts, updates and shout outs! Tweet what you’re doing this month, too: Use the official Park and Recreation Month hashtag: #NRPAGetWild in your posts.

In addition, July 31 is World Ranger Day, when we commemorate the many rangers killed or injured in the line of duty. It’s also the day we celebrate rangers and the work they do to protect the world’s natural and cultural treasures. So when you’re enjoying the redwood forest this month, thank a ranger for all they do.



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Tiptoe Falls is a treasure in Portola Redwoods State Park. Portola is among the parks on the closure list that we need your help to keep open for the next year and beyond. Last-Minute Reprieve Keeps Parks Open, for Now

The California Legislature has transferred funds that-when combined with operating and donor agreements developed by local nonprofits – will ensure most state parks stay open for a year. The deal includes the 16 redwoods state parks scheduled to close this month because of the state’s budget crisis. Mill Creek forest in Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park will remain open on the weekends as well. Meanwhile, Save the Redwoods League is helping to keep Portola, Grizzly Creek and Hendy Woods redwoods state parks open while developing long-term solutions. You can help!


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Photo by Save the Redwoods League