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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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New League Centennial Activities: Concerts, 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! California Academy of Sciences’ Giants of Continued

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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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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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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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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Muir Woods’ new reservation system will improve the spectacular visitor experience by reducing overcrowding, and it will help keep the forest vibrant.

Muir Woods RSVPs Start on Jan. 16

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Congratulations to Muir Woods National Monument on its 110th anniversary January 9! This magnificent place near San Francisco is often where visitors from California and throughout the world see the coast redwood forest for the first time. Over a million tourists from across the globe stream into this treasured forest for a walk among its breathtaking redwoods each year. As you may have heard, starting on January 16, parking and shuttle reservations will be required.

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Photo by Julie Martin

Leadership, Legacy Circles: Step on the Skunk Train!

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All aboard the Skunk Train on Sunday, October 22! We look forward to seeing our Redwood Leadership Circle and Redwood Legacy Circle members for a fun-filled ride through Mendocino’s stunning Noyo River Redwoods forest, which our members helped protect in 2011. If you have questions about your membership, or you would like to learn more, please contact us at 415-820-5800.

Learn more about how you can join these circles.

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Conifer-Themed Dinner Party Supports Education

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Thanks to all who joined us last night for a conifer-inspired dinner party at Lazy Bear restaurant in San Francisco. The event, generously supported by Dodge & Cox, benefited the League’s education programs, which bring more than 7,000 young people to the redwood forest annually.

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Permanent Protection for Dramatic Forest

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About a 2½-hour drive north of San Francisco, the League’s magnificent 870-acre Stewarts Point property has taken another step forward on its conservation and restoration journey. New agreements permanently protect the redwood forest, coast and a stretch of the South Fork Gualala River. Agreements will also grant an indigenous tribe permanent access to the seaside bluffs for ceremonies and ensure a public trail will open in 2019.

Learn More: See two videos, photos, a map and the complete story.

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Transformation You Made Possible in 2016

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Although we’re working on our major projects of 2017, it’s important to reflect on the big victories we shared last year. Our 2016 Annual Report is now available online. With its inspiring theme “Transformation in Motion,” it is a rich, beautifully designed celebration of the incredible work we’ve accomplished together last year.

Read More: You can read the full PDF report online.

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35,000 Visitors Join Us for Green Friday

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More than 35,000 people ventured into 116 state parks throughout California for Green Friday the day after Thanksgiving, an event hosted by Save the Redwoods League, California State Parks, and California State Parks Foundation. The event raised awareness of the state park system and promoted enjoyment and appreciation of California’s beautiful state parks.

See photos and what participants had to say

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