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A Disabled Hiker’s Guide to the Redwoods

15 great redwood parks for people with disabilities

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With towering trees and fresh, oxygen-rich air, redwood forests have the power to inspire and enhance the well-being of all people. Our new, free e-guide provides an accessibility overview of 15 redwood and giant sequoia parks.

landscape vista of the rugged coastline, covered in a thick blanket of redwood trees.

It was a big year for redwoods

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Reflecting on the League’s big year in 2021 and forging ahead toward a brighter future for redwoods.

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Wishing our friend Bob Doyle at EBRPD well as he retires

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After starting as a ranger at East Bay Regional Park District and becoming its general manager, Bob Doyle retires after 47 years of looking after many of the Bay Area’s most treasured landscapes.

Alder Creek after fire

Update from Alder Creek

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We finally had a chance to survey fire impacts at Alder Creek

Transamerica Redwood Park in San Francisco. Photo by TheWestEnd, Flickr Creative Commons

Places to See the Redwoods in San Francisco

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Fortunately, there are pockets in The City (as Bay Area residents know and love it) where locals and visitors can experience the redwoods, both virtually and tangibly. No need to even hop on any freeways or cross any bridges. ETA: less than an hour.

Felicia Marcus. Photo credit: California Water Resources Control Board

Felicia Marcus Promotes Protecting the Forest to Save Water

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California’s Water Resources Control Board has a broad purview, overseeing water rights, regulating groundwater, and maintaining and enforcing standards for drinking water. And that’s just what they do as a critical partner with Save the Redwoods League in forest lands management and watershed restoration efforts.

T. A. Barron. Photo by Aimee Giese

T. A. Barron Writes of Wonder in the Redwoods

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T. A. Barron, a Councilor for Save the Redwoods League, grew up in rural Colorado, where his connection to nature was immersive and powerful. The lofty peaks, pristine streams, and expansive aspen and spruce forests of the Rocky Mountains constituted …

Teresa Baker at Muir Woods National Monument.

Teresa Baker Blazes Trail for Racial Diversity in Parks

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“America is changing demographically,” said Teresa Baker, founder of the African American Nature & Parks Experience. “People of color will soon be in the majority, and we need to do everything possible to connect them to the outdoors, to help them experience the power of nature.”

Janet Jackson Explores Local Redwood Watershed with Inner City Youth

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Jackson does what she can to expand the horizons of her students. Each month she takes three or four students to a regional park for an extended hike. She has also participated in outreach programs sponsored by universities and conservation groups, including Exploring Your Watershed, a Save the Redwoods League project that teaches kids about the linkages between the East Bay’s redwood forests and San Francisco Bay.