In January, 1971 Amy Meyer founded "People for a Golden Gate National Recreation Area (PFGGNRA)", consisting of over 60 Bay Area protest groups, to work for preserving lands in San Francisco and Marin County.|
She partnered with former Sierra Club President Dr. Edgar Wayburn and Representative Phil Burton to eventually get legislation passed to create the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
"New Guardians for the Golden Gate: how America got a great national park" By Amy Meyer, Randolph Delehanty
Spanning more than thirty eventful years, Amy Meyer tells the story of how dedicated citizens, including visionary Sierra Club conservationist, Edgar Wayburn, master politician Phillip Burton, and a battalion of lesser-known but key allies made our democratic system work for the common good and won their fight to save these dramatic and historic lands for all of the American people.
Oral Histories: The Sierra Club and the Urban Environment II: Labor and the Environment in the San Francisco Bay Area
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