Turning the Tide

In the 1950s, few people questioned the steady filling and development of San Francisco Bay. An extraordinary grassroots effort—the first of its kind in the nation—changed the fate of the Bay. View these segments to learn

  • about the movement to save San Francisco Bay from development that began in the early 1960s and changed how people thought about conservation.
  • that the effort to save the Bay was extraordinary in that it was both a grassroots effort and one that was led by women.

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