2012

If we do not purchase and protect this land today, we could lose forever the opportunity to make this ancient forest available to the public. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Save the Redwoods League launches fundraising efforts to protect some of the tallest and oldest redwood forests left in the Santa Cruz Mountains

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (November 19, 2012)—Save the Redwoods League, the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting ancient redwood forests throughout their natural range, launched a public fundraising campaign today to seize a rare opportunity to protect some of the tallest and oldest redwood forests left in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties. To succeed, the League must raise $2 million by the end of 2012, and an additional $6 million by the end of 2013, to purchase the stunning Peters Creek Old-Growth Forest in San Mateo County and protect the Boulder Creek Forest in Santa Cruz County with a conservation agreement. View and download the full press release.

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Art Contest 2012

Save the Redwoods League Announces 2012 Art Contest Winners

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SAN FRANCISCO (November 15, 2012) – Save the Redwoods League, the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting ancient redwood forests throughout their natural range, today announced the winners of the 2012 Art Contest for kids. Twelve children from throughout the United States won honors and more in the League’s “Find Me in the Redwoods” Art Contest. The art contest was designed to raise awareness of and encourage visits to redwood forests in California by asking students across the country to create and submit a drawing, painting or sketch of themselves in the redwoods. The League received over a thousand entries. View and download the full press release.

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Ruskin K. Hartley at the 2011 Noyo River Redwoods Celebration. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Save the Redwoods League Thanks Ruskin K. Hartley for 15 Years of Service to Protect Redwood Forests

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SAN FRANCISCO (November 1, 2012)—Save the Redwoods League, the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting ancient redwoods throughout their natural range, today accepted Ruskin K. Hartley’s resignation. After 15 years of service to Save the Redwoods League and the redwoods, Hartley feels it is time for new challenges. For six of the 15 years, Hartley served as the League’s Executive Director and Secretary to the Board of Directors. Before this role, Hartley held two other positions including the Director of Conservation and Education and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist. View and download the full press release.

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Photo of Jim Larson by Larry Wagner, Fort Bragg.

Save The Redwoods League Appoints James Larson as President and Melinda Thomas as Vice President of Board Of Directors

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SAN FRANCISCO (October 10, 2012) – Save the Redwoods League, the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting ancient redwoods throughout their natural range, today announced the appointment of James Larson and Melinda Thomas as President and Vice President of the Board of Directors, respectively. View and download the full press release.

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Photo by Wilderness Arts and Literacy Collaborative

Save The Redwoods League Education 2012 Grants Get Students Outdoors

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SAN FRANCISCO (September 27, 2012) – Save the Redwoods League, the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting ancient redwood forests throughout their natural range, today announced its 2012 education grant recipients. The League awarded more than $100,000 to a total of 30 schools, park interpretive associations and nonprofit organizations in California. View and download the full press release.

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"Find ME in the Redwoods" 2012 art contest for kids.

Save the Redwoods League Launches National Art Contest to Encourage Kids to Protect Redwoods

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SAN FRANCISCO (September 7, 2012) – Save the Redwoods League, the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting redwood forests throughout their natural range, today announced its third annual redwoods art contest for kids. The League’s Find Me in the Redwoods art contest is a simple way to encourage America’s students to have fun, connect with nature and help protect one of our country’s most iconic natural wonders. View and download the full press release.

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Portola Redwoods State Park is home to some of the tallest, most majestic redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Portola Redwoods State Park to Remain Open

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (June 22, 2012) – With park closures looming, three leading bay area conservation organizations – Peninsula Open Space Trust, Portola and Castle Rock Foundation and Save the Redwoods League – have joined forces to help keep Portola Redwoods State Park open. This temporary reprieve will allow the park to remain open for the next 12 months while the nonprofits will work with California State Parks to develop a long-term solution and plan that would set Portola Redwoods on a path towards sustainability and excellence. The ultimate goal of the partnership is to protect some of the tallest, most majestic redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains for all park enthusiasts to experience and enjoy. View and download the full press release.

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A League-funded project by Robert York and William Stewart of the University of California will contribute to the basic understanding of how giant sequoia forests like this one respond to disturbances such as fire. Photo by iriskh, Flickr Creative Commons

Save the Redwoods League Awards Nearly $100,000 for Research

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SAN FRANCISCO (February 14, 2012) — Save the Redwoods League today announced more than $100,000 in research grants to fund projects that will expand scientific knowledge of the biology and ecology of coast redwood and giant sequoia forests. This research can help us answer big questions that will protect the health of people, wildlife, redwood forests and the entire planet. The grants were awarded to researchers at San Francisco State University, University of Wisconsin, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of Agriculture and The Regents of the University of California. The League is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting ancient redwood forests throughout their natural range. View and download the full press release.

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