New Guardians for the Golden Gate

New Guardians for the Golden Gate

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National parks are a distinctively American idea. But it takes people to make them happen. This unique, insider's account tells how Bay Area activists forged bipartisan local and national support for an unprecedented campaign to create a great new national park. In 1970, beginning with the former Army lands originally reserved to protect San Francisco Bay, the grassroots People for a Golden Gate National Recreation Area succeeded in preserving all of the spectacular land that frames the Golden Gate. Spanning more than thirty eventful years, Amy Meyer tells the story of how dedicated citizens, including visionary conservationist Edgar Wayburn, master politician Phillip Burton, and a battalion of lesser-known but key allies made our democratic system work for the common good and won their fight to save these dramatic and historic lands for all of the American people. Pictures by noted California photographers capture the parka€™s grandeur and new activities. New Guardians for the Golden Gate tells how a bold vision, dedicated citizens, and a variety of old and new conservation strategies saved these magnificent lands for all time.The docent training program was announced in March 1969 at a ceremony at which the National Park Service ... of Point Reyes National Seashore and then became advocates for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. z O U alt; 1Uanbsp;...


Title:New Guardians for the Golden Gate
Author: Amy Meyer
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2006-08-14
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