The Grove of Titans is being loved to death.
Now its fate is in your hands.
Perhaps you've heard of it: The secret grove of ancient giants hidden deep within Redwood National and State Parks. When the grove was discovered in the late '90s, it was nearly inaccessible, surrounded by thick under-story with no direct trail access. As knowledge of the grove began to spread, mainly via websites touting the locations of the trees, visitors began to venture off-trail to find this hidden treasure. What began with a few explorers has increased to unmanageable visitation levels, with as many as 50 people a day wandering freely through the grove. As a result, negative impacts to the grove are being observed, including the absence of healthy vegetation on the forest floor, stripping of the outer bark layers on tree bases, damage to the fragile and shallow root system, and compacted soil. Click the picture below to learn more.
California State Parks is dedicated to the protection of this magnificient grove, setting out to build a boardwalk and viewing platform that would protect the Titans from any further damage. This boardwalk and platform will allow visitors to experience these awe-inspiring trees, while still preserving the grove for generations to come.
Alas, California State Parks has very limited funding for these types of infrastructure projects, so Redwood Parks Conservancy is leading a fundraising effort to raise the $1 million required to get this project off the ground. We are confident that the many people who support the preservation of ancient redwoods will stand up against the destruction of these famous giants.
We need your help to reach this goal. Please consider offering a philanthropic gift to help protect the Grove of Titans. If you have any questions about donating, or about ways we can acknowledge you as a donor, don't hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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