What would the San Francisco Bay Area be without the Bay? Sylvia McLaughlin recalls the beginnings of Save the Bay in the 1960s. She was the driving force behind the three ‘housewives’ that launched an epic battle to save San Francisco Bay.
In the 1960s, attorney Robert Praetzel donated more than 1,000 hours of his time on the legal case that defeated the proposed Marincello development in West Marin County, California. This development would have changed the face of the landscape north of the Golden Gate Bridge, potentially housing over 30,000 people. Today millions of people now enjoy this landscape as the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
What would the California coast be if it were inaccessible to the public? Veterinarian and Sonoma County, Californian, Bill Kortum speaks about his early efforts to force the State of California to protect the coast. Dr. Kortum tells the interesting story of fight for Bodega Head, where a small band of locals saved the Sonoma County coastline from a major nuclear power plant. This epic David v Goliath fight earned us all a magnificent coastline. Legendary.