Sequoia National Park is in danger and Blue Bloods star Marisa Ramirez is taking to social media to ask all of her fans for help.
Ramirez is an incredibly popular actress. She’s widely known for her work in TV soap operas. But loyal fans of the police drama Blue Bloods know her as NYPD Detective Maria Baez. She has played Danny Reagan’s (Donnie Wahlberg) partner on the show since 2013.
However, in her spare time, the 43-year-old actress is evidently very fond of the Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park. For those who don’t know, the park is home to some of the world’s largest trees. Unfortunately, though, the KNP Complex Fire in California has made its way to the beloved national park.
The fire has already scorched more than 20,000 acres of land in the state. And as it approaches Sequoia National Park, the Blue Bloods star is pleading for help.
“We fell in love with these trees a few months ago,” Ramiez explained. “Hard to imagine the Sequoia National Park is now on fire and some of these natural wonders are currently wrapped in fire retardant blankets! My home state is struggling. If you can help, please donate what you can @sequoiaparksconservancy”
‘Blue Bloods’ Fans Hope for the Best for Sequoia National Park
Blue Bloods fans always make a point to support their favorite actors and actress on social media. And Sunday afternoon was no exception to that. Fans of the popular show left comments showing their support for the park. It’s likely that many will donate to the Sequoia Park Conservancy fund after hearing the shout-out from Marisa Ramirez.
“I sure hope these majestic trees can be saved,” one fan commented. “The area is so breathtaking! “
“I’ve never been fortunate enough to see them, but they are a national treasure,” another fan said.
The park is also home to the very largest tree in the entire world. And one fan commented on the tree’s age. And it just goes to show how significant of a loss it would be should the fires reach it.
“That tree is 2200 years old.”
Scientists say that the historic droughts which have led to the fires are very closely tied to climate change. The hot and dry weather — which has been getting warmer and drier every year — has already killed millions of trees in just California. And it will only continue to get worse. That means that we can expect to see more extreme weather and more destructive wildfires.
According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, there have already been more than 7,000 wildfires in the state this year. As a result, more than 3,000 homes and other buildings have been completely lost. Not only that, but more than 3,000 square miles of land have been torched.