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Support State Parks: Buy Your Redwood License Plate Today!

California State Parks form the largest state park system in the U.S., caring for the biggest and most diverse cultural and natural heritage sites. In the years since Save the Redwoods League helped create the State Park system, it has grown to 280 parks, including 49 redwood parks from Big Sur to the Oregon border.

You can help protect these precious public lands by purchasing a commemorative license plate! The proceeds from license plate sales and annual renewals will support the conservation and restoration of California’s state parks. However, we need you to help make the redwood license plate a reality!

We have until May 2017 to collect 7,000 more pre-orders before the Department of Motor Vehicles will produce the plates. Order your plate today (external link) to help California State Parks reach this goal!

Every license plate that you, your friends, or your family members purchase will help protect and restore stands of primeval redwood forests, fragile desert ecosystems, pristine sandy beaches, and so much more.

Remember to share this news with your friends, families, and co-workers! If you have questions, check out the FAQ section.

-- Save the Redwoods League

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Who We Are

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Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods (Stewards) is a non-profit organization that partners with the Russian River Sector of California State Parks, which is in the Sonoma Mendocino Coast District. The southern part of the sector includes Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve (outside Guerneville), Austin Creek State Recreation Area (a park Stewards is now operating), Sonoma Coast State Park (from Bodega Bay to Jenner) and includes the Willow Creek watershed. State Parks depends on Stewards to provide funding for the Volunteers in Parks Program, educational and interpretive activities, for resource management and stewardship projects, and to assist in the development of interpretive facilities and displays.

DPR logoThe State Parks of Sonoma County's coast and Russian River valley are rich in natural and cultural history, biological diversity and distinctive geology. Our mission is to promote education, preservation and restoration of the natural and cultural resources of Russian River area State Parks through interpretation and public stewardship. We do this (with the help of 350 volunteers) by providing park visitors of all ages with a variety of programs and opportunities to experience and explore these exceptional parks.

With your support, Stewards is protecting Austin Creek State Recreation Area through an operating agreement with State Parks that started in 2012. We reopened Bullfrog Pond Campground and three backcountry campsites. We are providing public access and programs in areas on the Sonoma Coast that are still closed seasonally, as well as continuing all our existing education and stewardship programs during these unprecedented times. Stewards launched a new Marine Education Program in 2014. We continue to support efforts to secure a sustainable funding source for our state parks. All donations will help us achieve our goal of keeping YOUR parks open and thriving!

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