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.