Redwood Forest Foundation
RFFI Reaches Out
RFFI has expanded and deepened its community
engagement efforts throughout the redwood
region. Below are just a few of the recent
activities in which RFFI's president, Mark Welther,
and RFFI staff and volunteers were delighted to
- March 29, 2014, Jeff Hedin, Judy Harwood
and Art Harwood hosted a Usal Tour and
Community Meeting for Forests International
representatives from New Brunswick, Canada.
Forests International is an environmental
start-up, working to connect people and their
communities to the forests that sustain them.
- April 11, 2014, along with the Sonoma Biochar
Initiative & Sonoma Ecology Center, RFFI co-sponsored
a Biochar and Conservation Burn
Workshop in Ukiah, CA.
- April 12, 2104, was
Earth Day in Redwood Regional Park,
Oakland, CA, and RFFI planted
75 of its redwoods in the park.
- April 19, 2014, was
Earth Day at Parducci's Organic Gardens and Tasting Room
CA, where RFFI joined a "Party for the Planet"
and distributed 135 redwood seedlings to the
- April 23, 2014, Richard Gienger coordinated
RFFI Restoration Workshop
CA, along with other public and private
organizations. The workshop - the first in
a series - focused on restoration practices
currently or potentially applicable to Usal
- April 28, 2014, there was an Acorn Orchard
Meeting at Harwood Hall with representatives
of Native American groups to discuss
harvesting and RFFI's ongoing partnership
with Native Americans.