Speaker: Greg Gaar
The slide presentation will show the evolution of San Francisco’s landscape with historic photos of the dunes, grasslands, trees, creeks, lakes and the Bayshore. Greg will discuss what has been lost and what is being preserved of San Francisco’s natural heritage.
Greg Gaar is a native San Franciscan who became an environmentalist and park advocate because he watched the loss of the open spaces where he played as a youngster. He was a photojournalist for forty years and collects historic photos and negatives of San Francisco. Many of these images can be seen on the website of the Western Neighborhoods Project (Google OpenSFHistory)
Greg is a longtime supporter of habitat restoration. He maintains a San Francisco native plant nursery at the Golden Gate Park Community Garden. The plants propagated at the nursery are given away to the public and to Golden Gate Park gardeners or are used for the numerous native plant gardens that Greg has planted over the last twenty years.