Redwood Matters

You can protect and open Loma Mar Redwoods to the public. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Donate Today, Visit Your New Park Addition Within a Year

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Sharing a border with San Mateo County’s Memorial Park and less than an hour from Silicon Valley‘s millions of people is a magical forest of big redwoods that’s practically ready for you to walk its wide, welcoming trails. The Loma Mar Redwoods forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains is a delight. You can protect and open this forest to the public. Learn more about Loma Mar Redwoods and our Emergency Projects Campaign.

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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.

Trip Ideas, Father’s Day Ecards

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You can take your dad to the redwoods on Father’s Day this Sunday, June 15. In honor of dads, Roaring Camp Railroad in Felton will host a special barbecue and steam train ride through the towering redwood forest of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is nearby for a post-ride hike.

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Redwood seedlings. Photo by Mark Bult

Easy Holiday Redwoods Gifts

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You can honor your loved ones and benefit the redwood forest this holiday season. For as little as $10, your honoree will get a lovely ecard letting them know you’ve made this special gift. For just $25, your ecard can accompany a gift of a League membership, and for $75, your paper or electronic card will announce that you have had a seedling planted in a redwood forest.

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You can help remove this pavement to return this site to the surrounding forest. Photo by Paolo Vescia

You Can Start the Restoration

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Your gifts have been essential in our process of purchasing and protecting from further development the Orick Mill Site, which includes 45 acres of pavement in the heart of ancient redwood habitat (pictured). You can help remove this pavement to return this site to the surrounding forest. We must raise the restoration funds by December 15 from visionary members like you so we can start work in January. Please donate today.

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Juvenile Chinook salmon from a Redwood Creek trap. Photo by M. Sparkman

Can We Save Salmon?

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You helped fund research that shows salmon numbers are falling, but restoration offers hope. Harm to redwood forests-like logging and damming-has threatened their salmon inhabitants. But thanks to your support, scientists are monitoring the fish in Redwood Creek. They say forest restoration will help ensure that the salmon can recover and thrive once more. Learn more about what you helped discover.

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Photo by Save the Redwoods League

Take Survey to Win 2014 Calendar

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Please give us your opinion on what you’d like from this enewsletter, and you could win our exclusive 2014 redwoods calendar. It’ll only take you a few minutes to answer the eight questions. Your responses will help us improve this publication and serve you better. Thank you.

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Your support enabled repair of this seasonal bridge, which allows visitors to reach campsites, parking and trails at Standish-Hickey State Park.

Bridge, Tunnel Open, Thanks to You

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  • Thanks to your gifts, the seasonal Standish-Hickey bridge is now open, restoring visitor access for the first time in three years to 61 stunning redwoods campsites.
  • Skunk Train service from Willits has resumed after your League gifts enabled repair of a collapsed tunnel. Riding the train is the only way to see the ancient Noyo River Redwoods that you protected in 2011. Service from Fort Bragg is expected to resume later this month.
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Visit a redwood park, capture your trip with a camera, then enter our photo contest! Photo by Jon Parmentier, finalist in the 2010 Online Photo Contest.

Last Chance to Vote in the Photo Contest

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You can help determine the winners of the 2013 Know Wonder (c) Online Photo Contest! Voting ends today, so check out this year’s submissions and vote for your favorite now-there are over 500 photos to choose from. The photo contest spotlights the beauty of the redwood forest, so enjoy the stunning shots, then cast your vote for your chance to win a gift pack of great League gear-including a jute bag, hat, stainless steel water bottle and more.
Photo by Jon Parmentier

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Photo by Anthony Ambrose

Climate Change Research Findings Revealed

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Your generous support has enabled us to discover amazing things that will help us protect the redwood forest amid rapid climate change! Initial findings of the League’s Redwoods and Climate Change Initiative (RCCI) were released today. Findings of the RCCI’s leading scientists include that ancient coast redwood forests can store at least three times more carbon aboveground than nonredwood forests worldwide. See the other discoveries.

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Candelabra Trees on the Shady Dell property. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Read Your Bulletin, Win League Gear

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Your Save the Redwoods League Summer Bulletin ’13 newsletter shows how you can help create a trail in paradise through the magical Shady Dell forest (pictured). You’ll also see the impact of your League support and how your gifts protect redwood forestland, clean water, wildlife, recreation and scenery. Tell us what you think of this edition in a short survey, and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a new Save the Redwoods League insulated lunch bag. Your responses will help us improve our publications. Thank you!

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Your support enabled repair of this seasonal bridge, which allows visitors to reach campsites, parking and trails at Standish-Hickey State Park.

Your Support Returned a Bridge to the Redwoods

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Thanks to your gifts, California State Parks reinstalled a seasonal bridge across the Eel River, restoring visitor access for the first time in three years to 61 stunning redwoods campsites at Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area (external link). The bridge also allows access to the giant Standish tree, miles of forest trails, a sparkling swimming hole and day-use parking. The bridge and campground are open, so go enjoy the magnificent redwoods at Standish-Hickey and know that you made a difference here. Thank you!

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Explore 7 More Redwood Parks on Interactive Map

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Our Redwoods Finder Interactive Map now includes 43 magnificent redwood parks for you to explore. Use the mobile-compatible map and park profiles to discover what makes each park special, including Hendy Woods’ beautiful riverside old-growth forest and Fort Ross’ fascinating historical attractions. Plan your summer park visits by exploring the online map today!

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Your gifts helped to repair a collapsed railroad tunnel that shut down the Skunk Train's famous Redwood Route to the Noyo River Redwoods, which you protected. Smiles have returned to riders' faces, as in this 2011 image. Photo by Paolo Vescia

You’re Keeping an Ancient Forest Reachable

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You helped us buy Noyo River Redwoods, a magical ancient forest you can see only by the historic Skunk Train, in 2011. Recently you came to the rescue again. Your gifts helped to repair a collapsed railroad tunnel that shut down the train’s famous Redwood Route last April. The tunnel is now open and full Skunk Train service has resumed. You can make sure we’re ready to protect and provide you access to amazing forests like this one: Please donate today.

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Cape Vizcaino shelters old-growth redwood forest, grasslands, chaparral and beautiful, rugged coastline.

Protecting Wildlife and Redwoods at Cape Vizcaino

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Restoration efforts are underway at remote and wild Cape Vizcaino, a property in Mendocino County sheltering old-growth redwood forest, grasslands, chaparral and beautiful, rugged coastline. The forest here was formerly managed for logging and ranching. Now, guided by an ecologically-minded forest management plan, the League and our partners are poised to begin healing this land. Learn more about the restoration efforts at Cape Vizcaino.

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