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SEMPERVIRENS FUND
April 13, 2010

The Sempervirens Fund is the oldest land trust in California and the second oldest in the United States. Founded in 1900, Sempervirens Fund was instrumental in creating the first state park in California (Big Basin Redwoods) and was the first organization to preserve old-growth redwoods. Sempervirens continues to protect critical and threatened lands in the Santa Cruz mountains, adjacent to millions of residents of the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

hiking and camping in the glorious california redwoods.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make even more people aware of the great work being done.

More feedback

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The combination of a venerable 100 year heritage coupled with the ability to respond to the issues of today.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Intelligent, dedicated and knowledgable.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Buy even more land so that the various parks and public lands in the Santa Cruz Mountains could be combined - resulting in larger and more viable ecosystems.

Ways to make it better...

If there were even more lands protected.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The financial pressures being faced by the California State Parks.

One thing I'd also say is that...

The land preserved by the Sempervirens Fund has been an invaluable asset to the quality of life enjoyed by San Francisco bay area residents and anyone who has ever visited the Bay Area.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I'm involved in helping set the strategic direction of the Sempervirens Fund.