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Redwood Parks Conservancy Newsletter - May 2020

New perspectives in an uncertain time

The last two months have been unlike anything our organization has ever experienced. We’ve made some big adjustments to adapt to this new environment, and fortunately our nonprofit is staying strong and healthy. But sometimes it takes a significant event like this to put everything into perspective. As I work safely from my home office, I often find myself thinking about how incredibly grateful I am for all of the support we’ve received from our friends out there. Supporters like you help to push us along when times are tough. Whether you’ve sent in a donation, renewed your membership, or purchased gifts from our online store, thank you for keeping us going. 
When things are uncertain, it helps to focus on the people and places that mean the most to us. I hope you’re finding ways to connect with family and friends as best you can. And if you start to feel cooped up, you can now connect to the wonder and timelessness of the redwood coast from wherever you are. Below, we have listed many ways to connect with, celebrate, support and dream about the redwoods and all that our parks encompass.



We will all get through this together.  Thank you for keeping our parks in your thoughts.

Joanna DiTommaso,
Executive Director

Charting Our Impact in 2019

Last year was a milestone for RPC's support of Redwood National and State Parks and our public land partners at California State Parks and US Forest Service.
As we navigate 2020's challenges, we are marking the projects and people we've supported with your help. Please take a moment to celebrate all the work that your dollars accomplished last year.
Our Annual Impact Report is available here as a flip-able document or as a PDF for download (will download file onto your device).

Our Favorite Ways to Connect with the Parks

We have been watching with admiration at all the ways that public lands educators and naturalists have been getting the parks out to you while we can't get out into the parks.
We are particularly proud of the ways our partners at Redwood National and State Parks and California State Parks North Coast Redwoods District are connecting people to our parks and wild places. Here's a list of our favorites, plus some of our own resources:
Please share how you are using these resources with your family on RPC's Facebook or Instagram pages.

Learning, Dreaming and Helping in Our Online Park Store

Most of us can't experience the outdoors too far outside of our neighborhood right now. But we can dream of our next trip, learn something, play a game or do a puzzle. The Online Park Store has games, field guides, puzzles, stuffed animals, and souvenirs of the trip you are going to take soon.  Have a look.
The best part is, every product sold SUPPORTS our partners, you are helping us contribute to our redwood parks.
(Offers in the Spring 2020 Newsletter have expired)
*Shipping and membership discount are refunded after check-out. Offers are based on merchandise totals, excluding shipping cost.
Redwood Map Bana®
the Ultimate Bandanna
$19.99
Buy Now
Camping
Tent-Canoe-Truck
 Mini Blocks
$9.99
Buy Now
Redwood National & State Parks
Puzzle

$19.99
Buy Now
TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK
Redwood Natl & State Parks Pottery Mug
Buy Now

Redwood Friends are Helping Out in Creative and Heartwarming Ways 

Friends of RPC are getting creative with ways to support our work while we wait for parks to open back up: Birthday fundraisers on Facebook, Memorial gifts for loved ones and even a cider company donating to redwood conservation.
In the last seven weeks we've seen a few amazing things happen to support our parks. First, we started seeing more fans on Facebook doing Birthday Fundraisers. Each fundraiser might raise $200 to $1000, this is the kind of collective support that truly helps right now. Thank you to all of you who have done any kind of Facebook or Instagram fundraiser for RPC!

Two families have asked friends to honor their recently-passed loved ones with donations to RPC. Thank you to both Yvonne's and Stephanie's families for honoring them in such a meaningful way. These friends cared for the redwoods in life and now they have a lasting impact on the places they love.

Talk about creative: Sabastapol, California-based Golden State Cider will begin contributing a portion of the sales of their Mellow Green Cider to redwood conservation through RPC this summer. The hard-cider company will track all sales of Mellow Green in Northern California and make a donation in support of the redwoods at Redwood National and State Parks! Sales in Southern California will benefit joshua tree conservation thorough the Joshua Tree National Park Association.
We rely on friends from all over the world to support Redwood National and State Parks and other public lands on the Redwood Coast. If you love these majestic places, please consider making a one-time donation or an ongoing gift to support them.
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