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Love the Outdoors – Gifts and Events for Valentine’s Day and Beyond

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Below are some fun gifts and activities that will allow you to share your love of the redwoods and the great outdoors this Valentine’s Day and beyond:

Love outdoor recreation classes with our REI partners

REI Co-op Castle Rock rock climbing.

We love being partners with REI, which is helping us build a new entrance and visitor facilities at Castle Rock State Park. We also love that, like us, REI loves to explore the outdoors. REI holds many classes at Castle Rock State Park, including rock climbing and backpacking. Check out the list of Castle Rock Climbing Classes (note that some Castle Rock climbing classes are being moved to Pinnacles during winter rains). Or, learn about all of REI’s classes, outings and events here.

Love guided backpacking trips with California State Parks naturalists (sold out, waitlist open)

CA State Parks backpacking trips.

California State Parks is offering five naturalist-led backpacking trips in the Santa Cruz Mountains during summer 2016, and Sempervirens Fund is excited to be one of the sponsors. The Guided Backpacking Adventures Program will travel trails in Big Basin Redwoods, Castle Rock, Butano and Portola Redwoods State Parks. Get all the backpacking adventure details from California State Parks.

Love events at Big Basin Redwoods State Park all weekend long

Big Basin Redwoods State Park - Romance in the Redwoods.

Love is in the air at Big Basin! Celebrate Valentine’s weekend in romantic Big Basin redwoods. Start your day with complimentary morning coffee and cocoa around the stone fireplace in the park’s historic visitor center. Choose a peaceful walk among the majestic giants, a fun walk to see how some birds, beasts and plants of Big Basin reproduce, a hike to one of the most beautiful falls in California; a romantic hike to a stunning vista; or share your love of the trails by volunteering with our trail crew. All walks are led by park naturalists. Bring a picnic lunch to share with your sweetheart, and maybe even spend a romantic evening in the park’s comfy tent cabins. Click here for details about Big Basin’s many Valentine’s weekend events or call (831) 338-8883. No reservations are required for any of the walks, and all walks are free ($10/vehicle day use fee).

Love our “May The Forest Be With You” t-shirts

May the Forest Be With You t-shirt from Sempervirens Fund.

We are working on this exciting new “May The Forest Be With You” t-shirt design that expresses love of the redwoods. May the forest be with you, always!

Honor your loved one with a forest-protecting donation

Sempervirens Fund Tribute Giving.

Help protect the redwood forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains by making a tax-deductible gift to Sempervirens Fund in honor or memory of a loved one.

Regardless of how you decide to celebrate Valentine’s Day, or not, we love you for loving the redwood forests as much as we do. Sorry if that sounds sappy but it’s the truth!


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