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Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Point Reyes' 50 Year Anniversary


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A view over the Pacific Ocean from Point Reyes National Seashore, north of San Francisco, California.
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A view over the Pacific Ocean from Point Reyes National Seashore, north of San Francisco, California.

Point Reyes National Seashore celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. From its trademark lighthouse to 150 miles of trails, the seashore attracts over 2 million visitors a year and is home to ranchers, oyster farmers and abundant wildlife. But the story of how environmentalists and politicians joined forces to save the area from development is less well known. We talk about the seashore's storied history and plans for the future.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Amy Meyer, environmental activist and past vice chair of the the former Golden Gate National Recreation Area-Point Reyes Federal Advisory Commission; current chair of People for Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and the author of "New Guardians for the Golden Gate"
  • John Hart, environmental writer and author of "An Island in Time: 50 Years of Point Reyes National Seashore"
  • Jules Evens, wildlife biologist with the Point Reyes National Seashore Association and author of "The Natural History of the Point Reyes Peninsula"
  • Nancy Kelly, filmmaker, "Rebels with a Cause," a documentary she made with husband Kenji Yamamoto about Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area

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