Five Ways You Can Help the Redwoods Recover
There are many amazing organizations who are working hard to make sure that the parks and redwoods are here for generations to come.
Here is a list compiled by the California Department of Parks and Recreation of four different organizations and five funds if you’d like to support them.
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Mountain Parks Foundation (MPF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide resources that enrich visitors’ experiences at Big Basin Redwoods State Park and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. Prior to the fire, MPF was funding a new nature museum and education programs at Big Basin. MPF has developed a recovery and restoration fund for rebuilding Big Basin.
Big Basin Recovery Fund
Sempervirens Fund is California’s first land trust and the only organization dedicated exclusively to protecting the redwood forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Save the Redwoods League is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect and restore California redwoods and connect people to the peace and beauty of redwood forests. Together they are raising support for the Big Basin Recovery Fund, with 100% of proceeds going to California State Parks for the immediate recovery of Big Basin Redwoods State Park. This fund will lay the groundwork for the long-term rebuilding of this treasure of the California State Parks system.
Santa Cruz Redwoods Restoration Fund
Sempervirens Fund has also created a Santa Cruz Redwoods Restoration Fund to restore redwoods in the rest of the Santa Cruz mountains affected by the wildfires.
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks (Friends) is a vital partner with California State Parks, creatively working to ensure our cherished local parks and beaches are thriving and available to all. They are creating the Friends Fire Relief Fund for direct, short-term assistance as well as longer-term recovery efforts at Big Basin Redwoods State Park and other parks in the Santa Cruz Mountains impacted by the CZU Lightning Complex Fires.