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Group Raises Nearly $16 Million to Buy Alder Creek Giant Sequoia Grove



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The donations ranged from $1 to several million. The money came from across the country and around the world.
Save the Redwoods League raised nearly $16 million — more than half of it in four months — to close a deal for 530 acres of the Alder Creek Grove of giant sequoias.
The century-old conservation group took title to the Sierra Nevada property on Dec. 30, realizing a long-held dream of acquiring the world’s largest private holding of the world’s largest trees.
League officials said the $15.65 million from individuals and foundations is the most the organization has ever raised in purely private donations for a single conservation project.
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