Break Description

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Redwood National Park is known for its natural skyscrapers, the infamous Redwood trees that can reach heights of more than 350 feet. Not only does this park house these 2,000-year-old giants, but this diverse ecosystem also protects a variety of threatened animal species, grasslands prairies, oak woodlands, riverways, and 40 miles of California's Pacific coastline. 

The mission of Redwood National and State Parks is to preserve, protect, and make available to all people, for their inspiration, enjoyment, and education, the ancient forests, scenic coastlines, prairies and streams, and their associated natural and cultural values, which define this World Heritage Site; and to help people forge emotional, intellectual, and recreational ties to these parks.

During our visit to the park, we will be serving in one or more of the following ways: trail maintenance, dune restoration, removal of invasive plants, thinning second-growth forests, rebuilding rivers, etc. Because the park was previously a home for Native Americans for over 3,000 years, we will also have plenty of opportunities to learn about Redwood's extensive and complex cultural history.

In order to fully serve our community partner, participants must be able to hike over rugged, uneven and narrow trails with frequent exposed large roots and rocks; assist with lifting loads of up to 50 pounds, be comfortable carrying and assembling seasonal bridge sections;  and use sledge hammers, splitting mauls, axes, shovels, pruning saws and weed cutters. Due to the nature of these work conditions, this break is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.

Join us to serve and preserve not only nature's skyscrapers, but also the diversity of flora and fauna that this unique ecosystem has to offer! 

Focus on: Preserving the Environment and Biodiversity

Community: Orick, California

Leaders: Danielle Levin and Sadie Rosenfeld

Cost: $621

What type of travel will this break use? Domestic Flying

What kind of break is this? Spring Break

Departure Date: 03-07-2020

Return Date: 03-14-2020

What community partner will you be working with? Redwood National Park

Currently Offered?: Yes

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