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Contact Your Member of Congress
Urge Renewal of LWCF Today

Now that the 116th Congress has taken office, your voice is needed. Urge your Member of Congress to support permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), America’s most useful and cost-effective conservation program. LWCF was allowed to expire last year, and so far the country has lost more than $230 million that should be used to protect redwood forests and other wildlands and make parks accessible.

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LWCF dollars enable us to protect Mailliard Ranch and other forests. Photo by John Birchard
Mailliard Ranch. Photo by John Birchard
The Old-Growth Redwood Heritage Viewing Deck and Interpretive Exhibit includes a viewing platform that allows visitors to view the footprint of a redwood that was 18 feet wide. Photo by Fig & Olive Photography
 
See Giant Tree’s Footprint in Oakland
New Exhibit Reveals History of Ancient Forest

Did you know the ancient coast redwoods that once stood in the San Francisco Bay Area’s East Bay were thought to have been some of the largest? Now you can learn about this history and see the footprint of a giant redwood that once stood in Roberts Regional Recreation Area. The League and East Bay Regional Park District recently unveiled a permanent exhibit.

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Visitors view the footprint of a giant redwood. Photo by Fig & Olive Photography.
 
New Service Gives You Peace of Mind
Write Your Will in Minutes, for Free

What’s your New Year’s resolution? This year, Save the Redwoods League wants to help you make a resolution you can keep (in 20 minutes or less, for free). Everybody needs a legal will, but too many people put it off year after year. Make your will today, and include a gift to the League to ensure the protection of our redwood forests for generations far in the future.

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You can include a gift in your will to protect redwoods. Photo by Julie Martin
You can include a gift in your will to protect redwoods. Photo by Julie Martin
The Once and Future Forest: California's Iconic Redwoods limited edition book.
 
Peek Inside Our New Centennial Book
The Story of The Ancient Ones

Greg Sarris, the longtime chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria (Southern Pomo and Coast Miwok), recounts a tale about the origin of redwoods in The Ancient Ones. The work is part of a collection of essays in the new book, The Once and Future Forest: California’s Iconic Redwoods, published to commemorate the Centennial year of Save the Redwoods League and now available for purchase.

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This new book showcases the grandeur of redwoods and five essays celebrating the trees.
 
New Film Celebrates Oakland Redwoods
More Screenings of Old Survivor

If you missed the October premiere of Old Survivor, now’s your chance to see the new 22-minute documentary at screenings in California this year. The film highlights the last known remaining old-growth redwood in the East Bay hills, and tells the story of Oakland’s resilient, ecologically amazing, and now protected redwood forest. Staffers from Save the Redwoods League are featured.

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Many Old Survivor screenings are scheduled in 2019
Many Old Survivor screenings are scheduled in 2019. See the trailer.
See a slideshow of the Centennial year’s greatest moments
 
Thanks for an Amazing Centennial Year
A Look at the Successes You Made Possible

As we reflect on 2018 — the Centennial year for Save the Redwoods League — we’re grateful for supporters like you. Among our many achievements, together we protected two of the three largest unprotected old-growth groves remaining, presented our Centennial Vision for Redwoods Conservation, and celebrated with more than 140,000 new friends and dedicated supporters at dozens of events throughout California. Thank you for making a difference.

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See a slideshow of the Centennial year’s greatest moments
 
Match Goal Reached!
Giant Step for Grove of Titans

Thanks to more than 3,000 passionate League members, Save the Redwoods reached a major milestone to protect the ancient coast redwood Grove of Titans in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. Our members donated over $500,000 by December 31, more than meeting the dollar-for-dollar match challenge by supporter Josie Merck. This means that over $1 million will go toward the $3.5 million goal to safeguard these majestic redwoods and provide safe visitor access.

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An ancient redwood in the Grove of Titans. Photo by Max Forster
An ancient redwood in the Grove of Titans. Photo by Max Forster
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