April 06, 2014

a busy San Francisco Bay

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photo by Donald Kinney

Much of what was formerly part of San Francisco Bay has been turned into commercial land, roads and housing developments. The term "turned into" unfortunately means dumped with copious amounts of garbage and covered over by a few feet of soil and rip-rap.

In the 1960's three influential Berkeley women; Esther Gulick, Catherine Kerr, and Sylvia McLaughlin; environmentalists concerned about the shrinking size and polluted conditions of the Bay, were able to stem-the-tide of bay fill through legislation.

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photo by Donald Kinney

The fog comes roaring in like a freight train; or sometimes, as a thin veil.

Lagunitas Creek, [the book] by Donald Kinney       

Photographing Marin County - the exhibit and book       

1 comment:

Zoomie said...

We owe so much to those three women. I believe they were also responsible for starting curbside recycling and establishing the open spaces of the Golden Gate Recreation Area.

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