Today, Save the Redwoods League said a fond farewell to the Adam Grant building at 114 Sansome Street in San Francisco. Conservation history was made over and over again within it’s walls while it housed the League’s headquarters over the past 80+ years.
The Adam Grant is where the League structured deals that protected nearly 200,000 acres of the redwood forest, evolving from an organization that kept records as paper files in the 1920’s to one that embraced computers and now uses cutting edge technology to monitor the forest in real time.
My colleagues and I walked over to our new office space a few blocks away together this morning after remembering our roots in the Adam Grant lobby. Excited as we all were for the new, polished space, we felt the bittersweet reality that we were leaving something significant behind.
It’s time for a new a chapter as the League approaches it’s centennial in 2018 and the new office is just the beginning. It will no doubt become a new place for the League to make history and for that reason all got back to work quickly in our new digs.