Dedicate a Redwood Grove Through a Bequest
“What better memorial to someone than these beautiful redwood trees, and to be able to share it.”
– Twyla Weinberg, about dedicating her grove
You can help ensure the future of these magnificent redwood forests and inspire generations to come by dedicating a redwood grove through your will or trust. The League will work closely with your family members, friends, or the representative of your estate to fulfill your wishes and choose a fitting place in the forest.
We recommend the following additional grove language in your will or trust:
“I request that a grove be dedicated in the following name: ‘_______ Grove.’ If this grove request cannot be met for any reason, including but not limited to lack of available groves or insufficient gift amount, then I request that a substitute be selected by the Board of Directors of Save the Redwoods League.”
Please contact Sharon Rabichow at (415) 820-5828, srabichow@SaveTheRedwoods.org
What is the size of a grove?
Most are 2-5 acres, with some as large as 10 acres.
What is the donation requirement to dedicate a grove?
Grove donation amounts vary from $35,000 to $1 million depending on the size and location.
When was the first grove dedicated?
In 1921, Colonel Raynal C. Bolling Grove, Humboldt Redwoods State Park.
Can ashes be scattered in a grove?
Yes, League staff members can assist with the simple permit process.
Where are groves available?
In 19 parks throughout Northern California. Some groves are accessible by trail or road while many are tucked away in the deeper, wilder reaches of the forest. Please contact the League to request sample maps.
Are groves dedicated on land that’s already protected?
Yes. In recognition of a donor’s contribution to Save the Redwoods League, an honorary grove is dedicated on land that the League has protected. Funds are used to purchase and protect threatened redwood lands that become additions to California’s redwood parks.