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You Can Help Keep Parks on Closure List Running

Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park is among the parks on the closure list that we need your help to keep open for all to enjoy. Photo by pellaea, Flickr Creative Commons
Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park is among the parks on the closure list that we need your help to keep open for all to enjoy. Photo by pellaea, Flickr Creative Commons

For generations, visitors have relished the seclusion of the ancient redwood forest and the swimmer’s delight, the Van Duzen River, in Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park. The park’s skyscraping trees are so stunning that they are featured in the film, Return of the Jedi. Grizzly Creek was among 16 redwood state parks scheduled to close this summer because of devastating state budget cuts. But now Save the Redwoods League is partnering to keep Grizzly Creek and Hendy Woods open for the next year. See how you can help.


Photo by Save the Redwoods League

More Screenings of Films about State Parks

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Keep up on the effort to save many California State Parks, including redwood parks, from closure by viewing The First 70, a short film about Californians uniting to develop solutions to the parks crisis. Another film, California Forever, The Story of California State Parks, is a documentary celebrating California’s state parks (see the trailer). See where The First 70 and California Forever are showing this month.


Portola Redwoods State Park is home to some of the tallest, most majestic redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Portola Redwoods State Park to Remain Open

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (June 22, 2012) – With park closures looming, three leading bay area conservation organizations – Peninsula Open Space Trust, Portola and Castle Rock Foundation and Save the Redwoods League – have joined forces to help keep Portola Redwoods State Park open. This temporary reprieve will allow the park to remain open for the next 12 months while the nonprofits will work with California State Parks to develop a long-term solution and plan that would set Portola Redwoods on a path towards sustainability and excellence. The ultimate goal of the partnership is to protect some of the tallest, most majestic redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains for all park enthusiasts to experience and enjoy. View and download the full press release.


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