Imagine a different view from San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge — one with a major freeway bisecting the Marin Headlands. Marty Griffin was not about to let that happen. Dr. Griffin tells his story about how he surreptitiously thwarted a plan to develop the pristine lands of the Marin Headlands.
Who is a champion of saving pristine lands? Henry Little, that’s who. Henry describes his role in the acquisition of the Shasta Big Springs Ranch, a Nature Conservancy project located near Mount Shasta in Northern California.
Imagine the Los Angeles region without open spaces such as the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Topanga State Park or the Marvin Braude Mullholland Gateway Park. Joe Edmiston’s Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy has preserved over 69,000 acres of open space since 1980.
Would you like to learn a lesson from the forest? Professor Joan Maloof, founder of the Old Growth Forest Network explains how she has taken science out of the classroom to use it for positive change in the world.
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.