Redwood Matters

Pristine unnamed creeks run through Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve.

3 Measures to Support Our Forests

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NEW PROPOSITION BOLSTERS LEAGUE PARKS AND CLIMATE CHANGE WORK California voters made history last summer by approving a funding measure to enable improvement of parks and provide more access to them, protect our water, fight climate change, and address the Continued

Josip Martinovic, Executive Chef at McCalls Catering & Events in San Francisco.

A Cool, Creamy Dessert Inspired by the Forest

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Josip Martinovic, Executive Chef at McCalls Catering & Events in San Francisco, shares his exquisite dessert featured at the Save the Redwoods League Centennial Celebration Gala. The lush forest of Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park inspired the chef’s creation.

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Wendy Hayward and her husband Rich Wendling.

A Tribute to a Late Redwoods Champion

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Save the Redwoods League honors the late Wendy Hayward, a tireless advocate for the redwood forest. Hayward, 50, a member of the League’s Board of Directors since 2015, passed away in January 2018 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

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Old-growth redwoods endure beside logged stands in Redwood National and State Parks. Photo by Mike Shoys

Redwoods as Catalysts for Change

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Save the Redwoods League sat down recently with Jonathan Jarvis, former National Park Service Director, to discuss the redwood forest and its next 100 years, as well as his new book, The Future of Conservation in America—A Chart for Rough Water.

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Pristine unnamed creeks run through Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve.

Hidden Ancient Haven Saved

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Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve will become the first ancient redwood park created in a generation. For decades, the privately owned reserve was a natural wonder containing 352 acres of old-growth redwoods unknown to the public.

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Thick bark enables giant sequoia to withstand lower-severity ground fires

Status of Our Forests During Wildfires, Urgency of Restoration

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As major wildfires burn throughout California, our thoughts are with the affected communities and dedicated firefighters. The area burned by California wildfires has grown in recent years, and in many cases, the fires have been burning hotter than ever. Kristen Shive, the League’s new Senior Scientist, explains how our forests are faring, and how the League’s restoration and forest management efforts can prevent negative consequences of severe wildfires.

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Join Lou Seal, the mascot for the San Francisco Giants, as he applauds redwoods, the other giants of the West Coast.

5+ New League Centennial Activities: SF Giants Game, Exhibits

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A major league baseball game, new sweepstakes, fascinating exhibits and special donor events are among the ways you’re invited to celebrate redwoods and the League’s Centennial this month and beyond. Two organizations that celebrate the giants of the West Coast are marking milestones together — Save the Redwoods League and the San Francisco Giants! Come and enjoy the League’s 100th anniversary and the SF Giants’ 60th anniversary in California on August 25.

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Enjoy Charles Krug Wine Club

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Save the Redwoods League is proud to partner with Charles Krug Winery, the exclusive wine sponsor for the Centennial Celebration Gala on October 13 and a Centennial Partner in 2018. To mark the League’s Centennial, the Winery invites League supporters to join the Redwood Wine Club featuring twice yearly shipments. The League thanks Charles Krug Winery and the Mondavi Family for their generous support of our Centennial Celebration Gala. Cheers!

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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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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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