We have uploaded several new videos to the Forces of Nature. Here is a summary.
Ray Murray: Parks Maven
Ray Murray has been a Voice for Parks and people for more than 40 years, in his career working for the Bureau of Outdoor Education and the National Park Service. He has been involved in creating many of the significant national parks in the West, including the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, the California Desert Parks, Rosie the Riveter World War II National Historic Park and many more. In his video, he talks about his strong belief in protecting land and how that process has changed over the decades.
If you are interested in parks, you may want to watch other interviews from our parks playlist. You can click on any blue text in this blog to go directly to those videos.
Mike Fremont: 90 and Aging ‘Racefully’
Mike Fremont is over 90 years old, is a marathon runner, canoe racer, and an avid environmentalist interested in rivers. He is also a cancer survivor. We have posted a second video with Mike, where he reveals his secret to his Longevity. Here is a link to Mike’s interview about Valuing Rivers. Here is a recent article about Mike.
If you love rivers and want to hear more, you can find our river playlist in the ‘Theme’ search criteria on the Gallery Page or just click here on rivers playlist.
Jim Canaday: The Public Trust Defender
Jim Canaday is known in California as a defender of the public’s water and the Public Trust Doctrine. He shares his knowledge with students and natural resource professionals as a college instructor. Jim has had a long career in state service and has worked with the California State Water Resources Control Board where he was the lead scientist and project manager for the 1994 decision on Mono Lake that reduced the water from the Mono Basin that was diverted to Los Angeles. Jim shares his expertise on the Water Rights 101 video.
Tom Hayden: A Man for the People
Tom Hayden was a radical student protestor in the 1960s and a founder of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). He went on to have a long political career as a California legislator, where he held firmly to his ‘radical’ belief in being a voice for all working people, and the ecology and natural habitat of the state. He served for 18 years as a state assemblyman and senator and was the gatekeeper for the Endangered Species Act, while chair of the natural resources committee. Tom believes in ‘Participatory Democracy’ – something that we all can embrace. Take a moment to listen to Tom’s Navigating Toward Unity interview.