Since 1979 Redwood Parks Conservancy (RPC) has upheld its mission as the official non-profit partner to our parks by working to foster understanding, enjoyment, and stewardship through education, visitor services, and support of our partners who manage your public lands.
Hello dear friends, members, and donors,
It’s a beautiful day on California’s far north coast. The weather is warming up after a long and wet rainy season. Birds are chirping, Trillium flowers are blooming, and families have been passing through our parks during their summer breaks. It seems like the perfect time to share with you that Redwood Parks Conservancy (RPC) has undergone a major transition. As of January, I have stepped in as the new Executive Director of RPC. Although this message is meant to be an introduction, you may not know that we’ve actually met before.
In my previous position, I served as the Development Director for RPC. I led our outreach and fundraising efforts, which means that you’ve likely received several emails, newsletters, and letters from me in the past. I’ve been working hard to keep in touch with you over the last three years. You and I have worked together to raise funds for important park projects, like the restoration of the Grove of Titans and the prevention of illegal redwood burl poaching. We share a passion for our redwood coast and the public lands that we’re so lucky to explore and enjoy. That passion shines through in everything we've accomplished together.
Over the last few months, you may have noticed that we've been sharing fewer updates than normal. That's because our Development Director position was temporarily vacant. I'm excited to announce that we have selected a new team member, and he will be joining us soon. In the meantime, keep an eye on our Facebook page, which is being updated regularly by our other helpful staff members.
Thank you for your continued support as we begin this exciting new chapter together.
Joanna Di Tommaso
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