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Candace Walker: My Vision For the Redwoods

Candace Walker

I believe that all of us need places like the redwood forest. We need a place to go that's quiet and where we can be at peace. The redwood forest is the perfect spot. More

Peggy Light: Longtime Donor Pledges Match for 100 New Legacy Gifts

Peggy Light

Inspired by the League's Centennial, Light is pledging support for the long term as well as encouraging legacy gifts from other donors with a gift match. More

Susan Vreeland: Author Ensures Enduring Support for Redwoods

Susan Vreeland believes everyone needs some engagement with Earth’s astonishing natural places. That’s why she has named Save the Redwoods League in her will. More

Rozelle Family: Santa Cruz Mountain Redwoods Inspire Annuity Gift

Less than an hour from the hustle of California's Silicon Valley is a huge, thick redwood forest rolling over the rugged Santa Cruz Mountains, a perch for viewing the sweeping Pacific Ocean nearby. Redwoods' tops reach out of sight. The ground is spongy with its carpet of rusty leaves. Sweet earth and bay laurel scent the cool air. More

Meet John Staley: Honoring the Value of Nature

John Staley, League member since 1969 has named the League in his estate plan. Protecting the magnificent redwood forest is a top priority of his, so he included the League in his will to dedicate a grove in memory of his father who taught him the value of nature and the redwood forest. More

Allegretti Family: The League ‘Gets Results’

Longtime League members Jim and Marcia Allegretti want to protect redwoods after they pass on, so they named Save the Redwoods League in a bequest through their living trust. It's a step Marcia couldn’t have foreseen when she met Jim in college at San Francisco State University more than 40 years ago. More

Kathy Bouchard: Redwood Leadership Society Member’s Gift Will Keep Giving

When Kathy Bouchard, a member of the Save the Redwoods League Redwood Leadership Society, touches the trunk of an ancient redwood, she said she thinks about what the tree has seen in the hundreds of years it's been here. More

Joyce Harris: Doing Her Part for More Than 45 Years

Joyce Harris met her first giant sequoia when she was 5 years old. Her family was camping in Sequoia National Park. She can still remember the magic of looking up at that huge, tall tree. More

Shirley and Ferrel Schell: Lifetime of Dedication to Forest Motivates Bequest

Shirley and Ferrel Schell’s lifelong love affair with redwoods has had many memorable moments. One of those moments was celebrating a grove dedication at Navarro River Redwoods State Park in 2007. More recently, they added Save the Redwoods League to their wills. More

Nadine Weil: Heart of Green Inspires Gift for Redwood Forest

Thinking about the future is a full-time job for Nadine Weil. In 2004, it led her to found Heart of Green, an organization that supports sustainability projects. That focus also motivated her to include a bequest in her will for Save the Redwoods League. More