Major Progress on Restoring Beloved Trail; Visit this Forest; Supporter Spotlight; League in the News; Giant Thoughts Blog
Save the Redwoods League Redwood Matters
October 2015

Major Progress on Trail Restoration

Members of the Piedmont Garden Club and Portland Garden Club tour the partially restored River Trail, including this new bridge, in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Photo by Fran Wolfe

The long-awaited restoration of the magnificent River Trail in Humboldt Redwoods State Park took a huge leap forward recently! Crews finished the 6-mile footpath’s surface, and day-use area improvements are well under way, thanks to gifts from members like you.

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Visit This Forest:

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park offers recreation among a diverse landscape of beautiful forests, meadows and lush stream canyons. Photo by Jim Bahn, Flickr Creative Commons.

Just 5 miles from Santa Cruz, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park offers sunlit meadows, lush stream canyons, pine and oak forests and quiet walks through ancient redwoods. Some 30 miles of hiking trails wind through four different plant communities. The classic stroll is the 0.8-mile Redwood Grove Loop, which winds through coast redwoods up to 285 feet tall and 1,800 years old.

Supporter Spotlight:

David Weinberg Captures History

After becoming enthralled by the League’s nearly 100-year history, David Weinberg volunteered daily for nearly a year, reviewing and selecting for our digital archive files on more than 800 groves dedicated by League members. David remains highly involved as a League Councilor and Redwood Legacy Circle member.

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When you drive north on Highway 101, just past the small town of Orick, you will begin to marvel at the giant redwoods of Redwood National and State Parks. There is no sign letting you know you have arrived; you just slowly become shaded by the great canopies towering above you.

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How My Family Backpacking Dream Came True (And Yours Can, Too)
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I can think of no wilder adventure than spending a week exploring the Yosemite backcountry with three teenage boys. With my oldest son heading into his final year of high school, I decided to go all out this summer in search of a truly epic, life-changing, never-to-forget experience that my sons and I could share.

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Oracle Employees Take to the Forest
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Since about 92% of the redwood forest is second and third growth, restoration will be a key strategy. Restoring young forest so that it can become old growth once again is essential for the future of conservation. Restoration at San Vicente Redwoods started recently with a volunteer day. Twelve volunteers from the Oracle Corporation spent the morning pulling invasive weeds amongst the redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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