Due to overharvesting, only five percent of the original old-growth coast redwood trees remain. The loss of coastal redwoods in California also impacts critically endangered coho salmon and other species.

Building on the historic 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement ratified by 195 nations, Turtle Island launched the 10,000 Redwoods Project, which provides an innovative way for individuals, schools and businesses to directly engage in the climate change challenge through the simple act of planting trees to sequester carbon.

Help us reach our goal of planting 10,000 redwoods in the San Francisco Bay Area to create a local carbon sink.

Adopt a Redwood Today

With your help, we’ve planted over 1,500 redwoods!

Why Redwoods?

Redwood trees store more carbon per hectare than any other tree on Earth. Coastal redwood trees sequester triple the above ground carbon of any other type of tree, making them a key player in mitigating climate change. We know carbon is stored in redwood trunks, but amazingly soils and roots store even more!

Due to over-harvesting, only five percent of the original old-growth coast redwood trees remain, and they are listed as “endangered” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The loss of coastal redwoods in California also impacts critically endangered coho salmon and other species.

The fact that redwoods are fast growing, massive, long-lived, rot resistant, easy to cultivate, and awe-inspiring, make them the ideal icon for action on climate change.

Updates

Help SPAWN Match a $50,000 Donation

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A generous resident of West Marin has recently given SPAWN a wonderful new opportunity to help save Coho salmon: offering to match any contribution made to Salmon Protection and Watershed…

TIRN Asks Point Reyes National Seashore to Provide Scientific Evidence of Cattle Grazing Impacts

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Turtle Island Restoration Network has sent a letter to Point Reyes National Seashore  (PRNS) to comment on its Environmental Impact Statement (GIS) for the General Management Plan (GMP) amendment for lease lands…

First Hard Rainfall Marks Beginning of Spawning Season, Creekwalk Tours for Critically Endangered Coho Salmon

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Marin County, CA — The Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN) is offering the Bay Area community an opportunity to experience one of Marin County’s most magnificent natural phenomena: the…