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How We Got a National Park At The Golden Gate [In-Person Program]

In-Person Forum


photo of the golden gate bridge

Photo by Jackson Nutt-Beers

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, we reflect on the formation of this 82,000-acre national park in our midst. The effort started with then-SPUR Executive Director John Jacobs, Sierra Club President Ed Wayburn, and volunteer Amy Meyer, who together founded People for a Golden Gate National Recreation Area, supported by college student Mia Monroe. Hear Amy Meyer and Mia Monroe relate how enthusiastic public support, smart politics, and a little bit of luck changed our region forever.
  • Amy Meyer / "Mother of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area"
  • Mia Monroe / National Park Service Marin Community Liaison
  • Jim Chappell / SPUR



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