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Celebrating Independence and Honoring Interdependence

June 29, 2022

When nature thrives, people thrive. We believe our interdependence on each other and on nature means that our state parks, and all public land, should be safe, welcoming, and rewarding to explore, for everyone.

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Camp Jones Gulch Conservation Easement Sun And Fog By Canopy Dynamics

Protecting Camp Jones Gulch

June 23, 2022

Nearly a million young people have attended Camp Jones Gulch to connect with nature and themselves, since it opened its doors in the 1930’s. But time and money were running out to allow more youth the opportunity to marvel at its landscape. Read on to learn what makes Camp Jones Gulch so special and how a conservation easement will protect it forever and keep it resilient for generations to come.

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Land Director Laura McLendon surveys Big Basin State Park with Rangers after the CZU Fire.

Reimagining Big Basin

May 26, 2022

In August 2021, a year after the CZU fire, California State Parks launched a visioning process for Reimagining Big Basin. A year later, they have a vision for the park’s future. Learn more, connect, and stay involved.

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Camp Jones Gulch Sign By YMCA San Francisco

Camp Jones Gulch: A Partnership for Youth and Nature

May 18, 2022

Some of the oldest redwoods in the Santa Cruz mountains thrive at a YMCA camp with the oldest history of inclusion—Camp Jones Gulch. We sat down with Jamie Bruning-Miles, President and CEO for The Y of San Francisco, to talk about how, together, we are expanding youth access to nature.

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Valley of the Giants, Camp Jones Gulch

NEWS: Sempervirens Fund Announces Plan to Preserve The Y of San Francisco’s Camp Jones Gulch and Redwood Forests in Santa Cruz Mountains

May 18, 2022

Sempervirens Fund Announces Plan to Preserve The Y of San Francisco’s Camp Jones Gulch and Redwood Forests in Santa Cruz Mountains

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Birds and Birding in the Santa Cruz Mountains

May 9, 2022

Have you considered birding or birdwatching? Not sure how you start? We spoke to international expert birding guide Alvaro Jaramillo who shares his expertise with an introduction to birds and how to get started birding in the Santa Cruz mountains. Read on for beautiful birds, when and where to find them, and how to identify them.

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Camp Jones Gulch Sorel And Redwoods By Canopy Dynamics

Camp Jones Gulch

May 6, 2022

Camp Jones Gulch’s 928 acres are home to some of the oldest remaining redwoods in the Santa Cruz mountains and an innovative camp where the mighty giants have inspired generations of youth to connect with nature. Semperivens Fund is partnering with The Y of San Francisco to protect the forest, and ensure redwoods, the camp, our youth, and our community will continue to thrive for generations to come.

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NEWS: Sempervirens Fund Establishes GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® Title with #HugATreeChallenge

April 25, 2022

Sempervirens Fund Establishes GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® Title with #HugATreeChallenge

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Accessibility Guide Bob Coomber 4 Wheel Bob By Ian Bornarth

Accessibility in the Santa Cruz Mountains

April 12, 2022

We are showcasing accessible trails in the Santa Cruz mountains, and we talked with Bob Coomber–the renowned hiker “4 Wheel Bob”, lifelong admirer of redwoods, and member of the State Parks Recreational Trails Commission–to discuss his experiences with accessibility and how he has overcome challenges to explore the outdoors far beyond where the paved trail ends.

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Asia Rainbow Eucalyptus By Dirk HR Spennemann

10 Trees Around the World

April 4, 2022

We’ve gathered 10 of the most interesting trees from around the world and parks where you might meet them. We hope these trees help nurture appreciation for all that they do for us, wildlife, and the planet. If you’re ready to share your appreciation for trees and want to help spread the love, join us for our Hug-a-Tree Challenge on Earth Day, April 22, 2022 where you can help establish a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the most photos of people hugging trees in one hour.

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