Saving the Bay
Miracle Workers (1906 - 1959) (#103)
The third hour begins with the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906, the rise of California's water re-distribution projects and the Bay's transformation into the world's greatest shipbuilding center by the close of World War II. [56 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Series Description: Narrated by Robert Redford, this award-winning documentary explores one of America's greatest natural resources - San Francisco Bay. Shot in high definition, SAVING THE BAY consists of four one-hour episodes focusing on the geological, cultural, and developmental history of San Francisco Bay and the larger northern California watershed, from the Sierra Nevada mountains to the Farallon Islands in the Pacific Ocean. The series explores the Bay's evolution, how it was almost lost to development, and plans for the future, including wetland restoration, increased public access, and balancing the often competing needs of a fragile ecosystem that is the centerpiece of a major urban area. SAVING THE BAY also tells the story of three women who rallied an entire region to save San Francisco Bay from becoming little more than a river, an inspirational example of how ordinary citizens can have an impact on protecting and enhancing our natural environment.
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