NTC TALKS Presents: Environmental History of Golden Gate Park
TOMORROW, January 26, 2011 | 7:30 pm
CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission Street | Free
Gray Brechin, PhD, Brent Dennis (Golden Gate Park) and Greg Gaar will supply a fascinating backdrop for a discussion of today's Golden Gate Park.
The City's greatest park is a beautiful and complex landscape with a great diversity of natural, historic and recreational features. It is a much different place from, not only what it was before the city of San Francisco, but, increasingly, what John McLaren, it's visionary 19th century superintendent, envisioned for it as a sylvan retreat from urban life. We'll explore the natural history, the natural landscape, and the natural politics of Golden Gate Park in this special edition Nature in the City TALK with a panel of dedicated Golden Gate Park advocates, historians, and Recreation and Park managers, discussing a vision for the great park's future built on an excavation of its fascinating past.