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This spectacular tree is among Red Hill Grove’s 110 ancient giant sequoia. Photo by Paolo Vescia

June 25 Deadline to Save Red Hill Giant Sequoia

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Fewer than two weeks remain for Save the Redwoods League to purchase Red Hill, one of the two largest unprotected giant sequoia properties in the world. You can help us seize the rare chance to protect this forest, its critical habitat for many imperiled species, and its 110 majestic ancient giant sequoia. Please help us close the deal, and have your gift go twice as far to safeguard our remaining old-growth sequoia.

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Explore Coast Redwoods eguide

Get New, Free Eguide to the Coast Redwoods

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Our new, free Explore Coast Redwoods eguide can help you plan your visit to 24 amazing coast redwood parks, just in time for summer. Inside, you’ll find tips on where and when to go, what to bring, and where to stay. Choose from a wide range of activities at these parks, from hiking, bicycling, fishing, and wildlife viewing, to camping, swimming, and kayaking.

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A Night of Coastal Wonder: Sneak a Peek at Major Exhibit

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Concerts among the redwoods and a preview of the California Academy of Sciences’ amazing new exhibit are among the new, fun, and fascinating events celebrating redwoods and the League’s Centennial — and you’re invited! Join us at the Academy’s Golden State NightLife on June 14 for an early look at the exhibit, Giants of Land and Sea. Get our discount to see this exhibit opening on June 15 in San Francisco.

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California voters approve $4.1 billion in support of clean water and safe parks. Photo by Paolo Vescia.

Voters said #YesOn68 for Clean Water & Safe Parks

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On June 5, Californians passed Proposition 68, the Clean Water and Safe Parks Act, authorizing $4.1 billion in support of our state’s water, parks, and natural resources. With Prop 68 passed, the League and our partners will be able to improve existing redwood parks and reserves, like the historically logged forests within Redwood National and State Parks, making them more accessible and more resilient to drought, wildfire, and flood.

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League in the News

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The Mercury News: Taller than Niagara Falls: Giant sequoia forest preserved in landmark conservation deal Redwood Times: 2018 declared the Year of the Redwoods Eureka Times-Standard: Redwoods Parks make pact with group to restore old growth in Humboldt, Del Norte … Continued

Inaugural Reading the Redwoods contest is in the books

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Across 34 states, 880 children participated in the inaugural Reading the Redwoods contest, the first of its kind to encourage reading about these iconic national treasures. The free online contest ran for eight weeks and helped to foster a love for nature, forests, and especially redwoods.

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League in the News

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Lonely Planet Kids: The planet’s coolest jobs: redwood tree doctor Forbes.com: Lonely Planet Names the Top 10 Places to Visit in the U.S. for 2018 KCET: The Birth of California’s State Park System MelindaMyers.com: Take a Hike Through the Redwoods … Continued

Show Your Support for Clean Water, Safe Parks

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As a California voter, you can make a transformational investment in our redwood forests and parks, and our state’s water resources by voting “yes” on June 5 for Proposition 68, the Clean Water and Safe Parks Act of 2018. The act would provide sorely needed funding to improve parks with new trails and visitor amenities and help our redwood parks remain healthy as the climate changes and our population grows. See how you can take action today.

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LWCF funding would help us protect the pictured Mailliard Ranch. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Give Thanks for a Conservation Victory

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Good news about America’s most important conservation program: Save the Redwoods League and our conservation partners are celebrating recent bipartisan federal legislation that increases spending for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Thanks to our lawmakers, many critical conservation and recreational access projects will receive funding this year. Urge your member of Congress to reauthorize LWCF before it expires in September.

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Photo by Ken Susman Come to the redwoods-themed Earth Day SF Street Festival on April 21.

Come to Hike, Exhibit, Earth Day Festival

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You’re invited to major free, fun and fascinating events to celebrate the Centennial of Save the Redwoods League! First, get your free pass to redwood state parks for April 14. Next, starting April 20, check out the Sustaining Grandeur exhibition in Berkeley to learn about our first century of protecting California’s redwood forests. On April 21, come enjoy the redwoods-themed Earth Day SF Street Festival.

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Help the kids in your life learn about redwoods and get the chance to win fantastic prizes. Photo by Annie Burke

Enter Free, Online Contest for Kids in Grades K-5

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Five fun activities await the young readers in your life who enter our free online Reading the Redwoods contest. With them, you can discover stories of adventure, mystery and friendship. Everyone who signs up will be entered to win weekly prize packages. Everyone who completes the five activities will be entered to win a First Prize and the Grand Prize!

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The League plans expanded access to the breathtaking Headwaters Forest Reserve with support from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. Speak up to reauthorize the program. Photo by Mike Shoys

Join Our Advocacy Campaigns, Contact Your Lawmakers

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Use your vote and voice to speak up for California’s iconic coast redwood and giant sequoia forests. Save the Redwoods League needs you to join our campaigns and stand for the redwoods: Learn the latest on three crucial funding sources and one bill that would protect our national monuments. And celebrate a conservation success in Oregon!

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Help the kids in your life learn about redwoods and get the chance to win fantastic prizes. Photo by Annie Burke

Celebrate at Parks, Exhibit, Festival

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Come and commemorate the Save the Redwoods League Centennial with a variety of fun, fascinating and free events and activities, including the Reading the Redwoods Contest for kids, Free Second Saturdays at Redwood State Parks, Sustaining Grandeur Exhibition of the League’s history at The Bancroft Library, and the redwoods-themed 46th annual Earth Day SF Street Festival.

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You could win a vacation in the home of the world's tallest trees. Photo by Matt Howry, Flickr Creative Commons

Win a Trip to See Giants

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Did you hear that Lonely Planet named the coast redwood range the number-one travel destination in the United States? If you’re eager to go, now you can enter our contest to win a trip for two! Save the Redwoods League, Eureka-Humboldt Visitors Bureau and Parks Project are offering an incredible prize package. You can enter to win by simply telling us why you want to visit in just 25 words or fewer.

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We need these natural places … for my grandkids and their grandkids," said John Houghton, who planned a legacy gift for the League.

‘I Really Believe in the Mission’

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See League member John Houghton describe in a new video how the redwood forests inspired him to make a future gift to Save the Redwoods League. You too can stand for the redwoods as a Redwood Legacy Circle member by making your legacy commitment. Your gift will make a greater impact thanks to Peggy Light, League Board of Directors member, who will match the first 100 new legacy commitments with a $1,000 gift!

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League in the News

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The Washington Post: Decoding the Redwoods Lonely Planet: The Best in the US destinations for 2018 NBC Bay Area: Eye a Nifty New Tool for Redwoods Exploration Oakland Magazine: Parks May Get Financial Boost Yuba.net: California State Parks Begins Study … Continued

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Press Democrat: Sonoma County redwoods lure crowd into quiet woods on year’s busiest shopping day UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences: Genome Project Will Restore Health of Coast Redwood and Giant Sequoia Forests Los Angeles Times: Let the events of … Continued

Big Basin is among the parks participating in the League's 2018 Free Second Saturdays at Redwood State Parks program. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Celebrate the League’s Centennial in 2018

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Join Save the Redwoods League in celebrating 100 years of redwoods conservation leadership that protected the world’s greatest forests. We’re giving back to our supporters with events throughout the year, including free passes to more than 40 California redwood state parks on the second Saturdays of every month in 2018. Learn more about this offer and about our past and future of protecting, restoring, and connecting people to the redwoods.

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Add your voice to keep our beloved monuments intact, including the pictured Giant Sequoia National Monument. Photo by William Croft

Speak Up for Redwoods

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The League’s century of shaping public policy has protected California’s iconic coast redwood and giant sequoia forests for everyone to experience. At the start of our second century, Save the Redwoods League is counting on your voice to continue this work as public policies face change. Learn about two funding sources that need your vote and voice, and get an update on threats to our national monuments.

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