Podcast: I’ll Go If You Go

Welcome to I’ll Go If You Go, a Save the Redwoods League podcast.

Through conversations with Black, Indigenous, and people of color who explore and work in the outdoors, we’re building community and illuminating how Californians from all walks of life think about and experience nature and conservation, in the redwoods and beyond. Season 2 host Emily Harwitz (she/her), a multimedia science writer and photographer, meets up with folks doing fun, traditional, and nontraditional things in the redwoods—from mushroom foraging to canoeing to skateboarding. Music by Nhu Nguyen and Anni Feng.

Season 2 Trailer

I’ll Go If You Go is back for its second season. Check out this quick trailer video for a preview of the outdoor adventures we’ll take you on in 2022. Episode 1 drops Thursday, 1/27. Follow Save the Redwoods League on Instagram @savetheredwoods


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Season 2


The Marvelous World of Mushrooms

Coming Soon —dropping on Thursday, January 27, 2022.

About the host

Emily HarwitzEmily Harwitz (she/her) is a multimedia science writer and photographer whose work focuses on the environment and our connection to it. She tells stories that foster community, provoke curiosity, and inspire a sense of deeper connection with the natural world around us.

Season 1


Come as you are (smells like team spirit)

Featuring Dana Poblete, Marcos Castineiras, and Caleb Castle.


How to stand up (like a redwood)

Featuring Rebecca Au.


A hike a week keeps your well-being at peak

Featuring Karla Amador.


If I could walk with the animals, talk with the animals

Featuring Toni Maggi-Brown.


Rooting yourself in community and place

Featuring Farrahn Hawkins.


Raised by the Oakland redwoods

Featuring Miguel Marquez.

About the host of Season 1

Leslie Parra Leslie Parra (she/her) connects diverse communities to redwood and sequoia forests. She has garnered significant recognition for her leadership in community civic action, STEM and environmental education, and diversity, equity, and inclusion work over the past 15 years. Her professional calling is to cultivate enrichment programs with multicultural and international perspectives, driven by and in collaboration with communities. During her free time, she loves to go hiking with her partner Eric and their dog Mishqui (which means “sweet” in Quichua, the native language of Ecuador—a place she calls home).

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