by Denise Nanni, ProMosaik. In the following my interview with Mike of the Save the Redwoods League, protecting redwood forests to promote peace and beauty for the people.
|Flowers in bloom at Shady Dell. Photo by Mike Shoys|
- whether ancient forest is present
- habitat for, or presence of, threatened or endangered species
- potential for public access and recreation
- the risk of commercial and residential development
- water sources (i.e. presence of springs or streams)
Save the Redwoods League wouldn’t be able to do what we do to protect the redwoods without ongoing awareness raising and support from the public. We communicate broadly via a free monthly enewsletter called Redwood Matters to help people stay informed all things redwoods, including fun facts, events, photos and more. We also raise awareness on our social media online communities. We get a lot of positive response. We have thousands of individual donors, and our Facebook following is currently our largest with over 23,000 fans!
We also have a significant Educational Program to engage the next generation with helping to save the magical redwood forests. Our educational goals are to:
· raise awareness of redwood forests, research and conservation
· provide engaging, firsthand experiences in redwood forests for people of all ages
· become a leading resource in redwood education and interpretation
· empower youth to take action to protect redwood forests
Save the Redwoods League grants funds to schools, park associations and other qualified nonprofits that provide redwood education. A new program, Redwoods and Climate Change High School Program, aims to bring urban, underserved youths from the San Francisco Bay Area’s East Bay cities into the redwood forests to conduct scientific research.
We also have free educational materials available online in ourRedwoods Learning Center.