Environmental Legacy of the Bay Area with Doug McConnell

San Francisco, CA

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trailThe Bay Area, an eclectic hotbed of innovation since the earliest days of the Gold Rush, leads the nation in many ways....not the least of which is in the conservation and restoration of its magnificent and diverse landscapes and shorelines and the accessibility to these wonders of nature and history provided freely and easily to all of us and for all time.  

No major urban region in the country has as much protected land as the Bay area has, more than a million acres and growing.  National, state, regional and local parks, open space and water districts and land trusts care for these living landscapes and give access to thousands of miles of trails.  These lands haven't been saved and these trails haven't been created by accident.  It's taken wise, passionate, visionary, courageous and tenacious people to give us these gifts, often against long odds,  and we owe them a great debt of gratitude and our commitment to build on their farsightedness for generations to come.  

Doug McConnell, environmental advocate and former host of Bay Area Backroads, will lead this discussion about the Bay Area's environmental legacy and the uncertainties ahead. He will put the spotlight on the two crown jewel trails that ring the Bay. The Bay and Ridge trails have been growing on parallel tracks along shorelines and ridge lines for more than 20 years. They lead us into the heart of nature, into our past and towards our future. They're becoming what some thought would be impossible....paths that entirely circumnavigate and connect the region and its communities. 

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