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Your Redwoods Story: Supporters Share Why They Stand for Redwoods

REDWOODS magazine: This article was created for our magazine that features redwoods news, breathtaking photos, answers to readers’ questions, stories of how we are realizing our vision for our next century, and how you can help the forest. Tell us what you think about this issue of REDWOODS magazine for a chance to win a fun prize!


Our 2018 edition of REDWOODS celebrated the Centennial of Save the Redwoods League, our legacy of leadership, and the launch of our conservation vision for the future. To mark these milestones, we invited you to tell us why you stand for the redwoods.

Here’s what our members and fans have to say.

Why I Stand for the Redwoods

I #Stand4Redwoods because getting to tromp through my favorite place in the world (wherever my giant sempervirens friends are) is unbelievable. Just breathing in the still, moist, verdant air is a gift.
—Carly Hume

I went to Redwood Regional Park the other day with friends. To me, our redwoods help us connect with our roots as Californians. These trees give me a feeling of respect for the land and those who were here before us. I #Stand4Redwoods because they are a disappearing cultural resource we can all enjoy and learn from.
—Jonathan Howell

I stand for the redwoods because in all their grandeur they remind us how small we are, and in their long years on this planet they remind us that life endures.
—Amanda Dauphinee

I stand for the redwoods because they are so much more than trees. The redwoods are an experience—pure magic and soul-changing.
—April Kennedy

I earned some money at a garage sale that I would like to donate.
The redwoods are important to me because they’re so resilient and unique. When I grow up, I would like to be a dendrologist and help save the redwoods.
—Naiya Brown, age 12

How to send us your story

We invite you to share your thoughts about your favorite redwood park. Your contributions could appear in upcoming issues of this magazine.

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Since 1918, Save the Redwoods League has protected and restored redwood forests and connected people with their peace and beauty so these wonders of the natural world flourish.

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