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OpenRoad with Doug McConnell

Sempervirens Fund is a proud sponsor of this television program featuring Bay Area public parks and open space.

Sempervirens Fund, Redwoods, and Climate Change on OpenRoad (March 2023)

Explore California’s first state park to see it recovering after the immense fire of 2020, discover how climate change is affecting redwoods along the central coast, and learn how Sempervirens Fund is ensuring the future of redwoods, nature, and us in the Santa Cruz mountains.

Sempervirens Fund and Treasures of the San Francisco Peninsula on OpenRoad (May 2022)

Explore the last remaining stand of privately owned old growth redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains, soon to be protected in perpetuity by two non-profit organizations with rich legacies of conserving and providing public access to nature in these rugged mountains for young people and their families and all of us for more than a century.

Sempervirens Fund and the Santa Cruz Mountains on OpenRoad (June 2021)

Sempervirens Fund and partners were featured in the June 27, 2021 episode (EP69) of OpenRoad with Doug McConnell, which explores recovery efforts in the Santa Cruz Mountains in the wake of the CZU fire and offers a glimpse of Big Basin Redwoods State Park and plans to reimagine and reopen the park in the years ahead.

OpenRoad airs Sundays at 6:30pm on NBC Bay Area

OpenRoad with Doug McConnell takes viewers on journeys to explore the natural, historical and cultural treasures of the Bay Area and northern California focusing principally in parks and open spaces protected by the public and made accessible to all people for all time. The central goal of the series and its associated media is to put the spotlight on crown jewels that belong to all of us and encourage viewers to learn more about them, visit them if possible and perhaps come to support them as volunteers and in other ways. Season 1 began airing on April 26, 2015 and new episodes continue to delight curious minds today.

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See Sempervirens Fund and our partners featured in OpenRoad's Quiroste Valley - Restoring Sacred Ground segment from Season 1 (Season 2 re-broadcast date: 2/21/16).

More about OpenRoad:

The Bay Area and northern California have led the nation for many decades in preserving open space and maintaining and restoring environmental and historical legacies. We've all been given a great gift that’s now ours to enjoy, enhance and pass to future generations in better shape than we found it. OpenRoad reminds viewers of this grand heritage of ours and we hope inspires them to discover all it has to offer to enrich their lives.

Doug McConnell is the guide for the series, but the true stars are always the knowledgeable and engaging people he meets, the places they show us and the stories they tell. On television, we want everyone who finds the program to have a good time, learn a little at least and be fired up to find out more by watching again, visiting the website and hitting the open road themselves in search of adventure. Along the way, we hope they fall in love as much as we have with the wonders of nature and history protected by you and others in our own backyard.

You may also enjoy this Sempervirens Fund resource page: Hike, Bike and Ride the Redwood Forests


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