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July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature
Sempervirens Fund is California’s oldest land trust, originally formed in 1900 as Sempervirens Club. Using donors’ tax-deductible dollars, Sempervirens Fund has purchased and saved thousands of acres of redwood forest land in the Santa Cruz Mountains from the threat of logging and development. Newly purchased land is transferred to state and local parks agencies, thereby creating some of the most beautiful public parks in the world.
July 01, 2002 by Delphin M. Delmas
At the dawn of the 20th century, a number of Peninsula residents—including photographer Andrew Hill and lawyer Delphin Delmas—watched in horror as loggers cut their way into groves of ancient redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Determined to preserve these Titanic offsprings of Nature for future generations, these pioneering citizens banded together to lobby for the creation of California’s first state park—Big Basin.