Thank you to everyone, everywhere who joined us on Earth Day 2022 to set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the most photos of people hugging trees uploaded to Instagram in one hour!
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For every record-breaking entry, REI will donate $1, up to $10,000, for reforestation of redwoods in the Santa Cruz mountains.
12-1 PM Pacific Standard Time on April 22, 2022
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Our vision is for coast redwoods - our greatest ally against climate change - to once again flourish from Silicon Valley to the Pacific Ocean. For redwood forests to thrive in the Santa Cruz mountains, we must establish a large, interconnected, and protected network of healthy trees and streams, stretching across public and private lands. Learn more.
How It Started
In 1900, Sempervirens Fund led the way to permanently protect six square miles of old-growth redwoods which are now the heart of Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Learn more.
How It's Going
Since our founding we've protected more than 35,000 critical acres of Santa Cruz mountain redwoods with the support of our donors and partners. Learn more.
Majestic Coast Redwoods
Coast redwoods are truly magnificent trees that provide clean air, are home to countless plants and wildlife, and can inspire awe for generations to come. See a redwood tree up close.
Redwood forests abound in the Santa Cruz mountains, from skyline ridges to the sea, with dozens of destinations to explore, hike, bike, or roll under their crowns. Learn more.
Coast redwoods are the enduring sentinels of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Protecting them today ensures that they will last for generations to come, protecting wildlife and clean water, and sustaining natural defenses for withstanding climate change. Start your support today.