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Friends of Juana Briones

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

In the 1840s, a Latina businesswoman, humanitarian, and landowner named Juana Briones built a rare earthen-walled house. Friends of Juana Briones is a coalition of historians, architects, neighbors, educators, business and community leaders committed to the preservation of that home.

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Whispers in the Water

April 01, 2007 by Geoffrey Coffey

By a quiet picnic area in the Presidio, water gurgles out of the hillside, spills over brick walls, and disappears underground on its way north to Crissy Field and the Bay. This is El Polin Springs, celebrated by the Ohlone and the Spanish for bringing fertility to anyone who drank of it. Ambitious plans to uncover the watershed's stream channels are peeling back interwoven layers of human and natural history to reveal a complete urban watershed.

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