Environmental Stewardship

   As environmental stewards, we strive to sustain natural resources and our environment for future generations and educate people on how they can do the same. We encourage responsible use and protection of the natural environment through conservation and sustainable practices. The Redwood Coast Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers does this by participating in green practices including but not limited to: recycling everything we possibly can, composting, tree plantings, educational activities on sustainable palm oil production, reduction of our own carbon footprint by utilizing local businesses, and of course supporting conservation projects both locally and internationally.


For more information on how you can become an environmental steward, email us at [email protected] or check out the following links:


US Environmental Protection Agency- Click on "Sustainable Practices"

World Watch Institute     


International Coastal Cleanup Day

We participate in the annual International Coastal Cleanup Day and work hard to make our world a cleaner, better place! Coastal Cleanup Day celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2015 on September 19th. We typically cleanup Sequoia Park which borders the Sequoia Park Zoo.

Sequoia Park Ivy Pull

We are committed to removing invasive ivy from Sequoia Park. We host ivy pulls regularly, so check out our calendar for the next date!

Trees For You And Me

In 2013, we raised $200 to fund a local tree planting project. In 2014, we received a generous grant from PG&E, which we will use in 2015. We donated $500 of this grant towards the Salt River restoration project. With the remainder of this grant, the chapter plans to volunteer with the Humboldt Fish Action Council on local restoration projects. Both projects involve significant planting! Look for updates on our calendar, and please join us on this project!