Articles & News

Reading the Redwoods

2018-04-18T18:58:29+00:00

In collaboration with Save the Redwoods League, Calaveras Big Trees Association is proud to be a Centennial partner in #Stand4Redwoods. One of Save the Redwoods League's celebration activities is the "Reading for Redwoods" Contest. Reading the Redwoods is a free, online contest for kids in grades K-5 throughout the United States. The contest runs through [...]

Reading the Redwoods 2018-04-18T18:58:29+00:00

April Flowers

2018-04-18T17:41:38+00:00

If you are strolling around the meadow in April, look for the amazing snow plant. Its scientific name Sarcodes sanguinea means bloody flesh-like thing, not a very appealing moniker for this startlingly red bloom. Snow plant is red because it makes no chlorophyll; it is mycotrphic, relying on fungi of conifers for nutrition. That’s why [...]

April Flowers 2018-04-18T17:41:38+00:00

Be a Part of Our History Project

2018-04-18T17:21:54+00:00

If you were here at the park in the 40s, 50s, 60s, or 70s, we’d love to hear your stories and see precious photos from the olden days. Our newly formed History Group has been busy interviewing people with long-standing connections to the park and documenting the park’s rich past. We can’t wait to share [...]

Be a Part of Our History Project 2018-04-18T17:21:54+00:00

Celebrate Save the Redwoods on Second Saturdays

2018-02-05T18:51:27+00:00

On the Second Saturday of Each Month in 2018, 40+ Redwood State Park Destinations Will Be Offering a Limited Number of Free Day-Use Passes To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering free day-use admission to more than 40 redwood state parks on the second [...]

Celebrate Save the Redwoods on Second Saturdays 2018-02-05T18:51:27+00:00

Winter Activities in the Park

2018-01-10T20:14:37+00:00

PLEASE CALL 209-795-3840 FOR STATUS OF PARK WAY AND ACCESS TO SOUTH GROVE AREA.   Even though we have very little snow,  winter activities are happening at the Park. The Warming Hut is now open on weekends and holidays from 12 - 4.  Please stop by to enjoy the warm fire and a cup of [...]

Winter Activities in the Park 2018-01-10T20:14:37+00:00

“Winter Days in the Park”

2017-11-30T20:08:33+00:00

Friday, December 29 and Saturday, December 30, 2017  11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Bring the whole family to our special Winter Days in the Park. You can join us on December 29 or 30 or both! Fun activities will be held no matter what the weather – rain, snow or shine. Festivities include hot cocoa [...]

“Winter Days in the Park” 2017-11-30T20:08:33+00:00

It’s Membership Season

2017-11-01T18:27:15+00:00

It’s that time again, and we hope you will join CBTA or renew your membership for 2018. As a member of CBTA, you are part of a long tradition of civic-minded people who have worked tirelessly to preserve the legacy of Calaveras Big Trees. As a member of the CBTA community, you will receive the [...]

It’s Membership Season 2017-11-01T18:27:15+00:00

Our Docents are Appreciated

2017-11-01T17:47:20+00:00

A world of thanks to all our docents! On September 21, Calaveras Big Trees State Park staff threw an amazing docent appreciation dinner with a theme inspired by Dr. Seuss and his book "The Lorax." Posted everywhere was this famous quote: "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get [...]

Our Docents are Appreciated 2017-11-01T17:47:20+00:00