2013

Enjoy summer’s sun-dappled trails, like this one in Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve. Photo by Julie Martin

Parks, Planet, Pavement: Redwood Highlights of 2013

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While many year-end lists will highlight the accomplishments of 2013, for Save the Redwoods League, the year is best reflected with three major highlights. Together these stories speak of the focus and commitment of the League and its partners, the unique Continued

My “Best of” List for 2013

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As 2013 comes to a close, it’s that time again for the “best of” lists to come out.  You know—the best movies of the year, the best music, etc. Since I started my job here at Save the Redwoods League Continued

Save the Redwoods League Joins the National #GivingTuesday Movement to Encourage Spending with a Purpose

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SAN FRANCISCO (December 3, 2013)—Save the Redwoods League has joined #GivingTuesday, a first-of-its-kind national effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support and help create a better world. Learn more about #GIVINGTUESDAY and give today!

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The Save the Redwoods League Board of Directors, from left: Melinda Thomas, Peter Frazier, James Sergi, Peggy Light, Justin Faggioli, Andy Vought, Mary Wright and Rosemary Cameron. Sam Livermore not pictured. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Save the Redwoods League Elects Melinda M. Thomas as Board Chair and Samuel M. Livermore as Vice Chair of Board of Directors

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SAN FRANCISCO (October 22, 2013)—Save the Redwoods League, the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting redwood forests throughout their natural range, today announced the election of Melinda M. Thomas, Samuel M. Livermore and Justin Faggioli. The newly elected officers bring extensive executive leadership and philanthropic experience to the League. Thomas, Livermore and Faggioli are longtime members of the League’s Board of Directors and Council and are passionate leaders and advocates for the redwoods. View and download the full press release.

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General Sherman Tree

Family Guide to the Giant Sequoias Offers Travel Tips, Activities and More!

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 17, 2013)—Introducing the Family Guide to the Giant Sequoias, the brand-new sister publication to the popular Family Guide to the Coast Redwoods. Download the free Family Guide to the Giant Sequoias for a wealth of travel tips, activities and more for parents who want to introduce children to the wonders of the redwood forest. Outdoor adventures aren’t just for summertime—the sequoias are a fabulous cold-weather travel destination. Want to know the most scenic routes, where to find the world’s largest sequoias, and where to stop for a hearty meal? In the Family Guide to the Sequoias, you’ll get lots of inside information on where to go, what to pack, and what to do to make the most of this special experience. The guide is a valuable resource for all the busy parents, grandparents, family members or guardians who want to plan a fun, memorable adventure into the forest. View and download the full press release.

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Kids in the redwoods. Photo by Evan Johnson

Save the Redwoods League Education Grants Connect Students with Nature

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 7, 2013)— Save the Redwoods League, the nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring redwood forests throughout their natural range, today announced its 2013 education grant recipients. The League awarded more than $102,000 to a total of 25 schools, park interpretive associations and nonprofit organizations in California. Save the Redwoods League’s education grants enable students to get outdoors for enriching and educational experiences among the redwoods. View and download the full press release.

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Orick Mill site. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Save the Redwoods League buys site of former old-growth mill from Green Diamond for $2M

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (September 23, 2013)—Save the Redwoods League, the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting redwood forests throughout their natural range, recently purchased a former mill site located at the heart of the tallest trees on Earth from Green Diamond Resource Company for $2 million. View and download the full press release.

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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.

Have What It Takes to Capture a Giant and Inspire a Generation?

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (July 2, 2013)—Save the Redwoods League, the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting ancient redwood forests throughout their natural range, today announced its online photo contest to raise awareness and protect redwood forests. The League’s Know Wonder© online photo contest invites U.S. residents to capture every angle of the redwood forest, from the smallest critters inhabiting the forest floor to the magnificence of the tree canopy, for a chance to win prizes. Through this photo contest the League encourages contest participants to experience one of the most unique ecosystems in the world. View and download the full press release.

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Noyo River Redwoods. Photo by Julie Martin

Save the Redwoods League and the Skunk Train Work Together to Reopen the Historic ‘Redwood Route’ and Preserve Old-Growth Forest

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (June 18, 2013)—Save the Redwoods League, the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting ancient redwood forests throughout their natural range, announced today that it has reached an agreement with the Mendocino Railway, owners and operators of the famous Skunk Train, to provide $300,000 to acquire an option for purchase of a conservation easement that will permanently protect the ancient redwoods along the train’s famous “Redwoods Route” including the Noyo River Watershed. View and download the full press release.

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Photo by Paolo Vescia

First-Ever Parent’s Guide to Redwoods Offers Travel Tips, Activities and More!

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 14, 2013)—Before you pack up your vehicle full of camping gear this summer be sure to download Save the Redwoods League’s new Parent’s Guide to the Coast Redwoods. This first edition provides travel tips, activities and more for parents that want to introduce children to the wonders of the redwood forest. It is chock-full of inside information on where to go, what to pack, and what to do to make the most of the experience. This valuable resource will help the busy parent, grandparent, family member or guardian plan a memorable, fun-filled adventure into the forest. View and download the full press release.

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You can help protect Peters Creek Old-Growth Forest (pictured), a rare ancient  forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Save the Redwoods League raises $4 million to protect some of the tallest and oldest redwood forests left in the Santa Cruz Mountains

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (January 29, 2013)—Save the Redwoods League, the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting redwood forests throughout their natural range, reached its first major milestone by raising half of the $8 million cost to protect some of the tallest and oldest redwood forests left in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties. To succeed, the League must raise the remaining $4 million by December 31, 2013, to complete protection of the stunning Peters Creek Old-Growth Forest in San Mateo County and protect Boulder Creek Forest in Santa Cruz County with a conservation agreement. View and download the full press release.

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