Happy 80th Birthday East Bay Regional Parks
This month I am giving thanks for the now 80 year existence of the East Bay Regional Park system. It's a great milestone to celebrate along with Earth Day! We are the generation they were thinking of when they planned it all. It was hard but I kept all #MyBeautifulEarth photos focused on this lovely greenbelt for the occasion.
The vision for the East Bay Regional Park system began in 1930 under the stewardship of the Olmstead brothers. Bay Nature magazine has a wonderful historical piece about it.
Olmstead was also a Nature benefactor in my home town of Boston. For a few years as a girl, my local "park" was the Arnold Arboretum. He saw, many decades in advance, why we need Nature in urban spaces. Where I used to walk among the big trees and scour the trails for tracks left by police horses, my daughter can now walk amid the redwoods, eucalytpus and oaks in search of ladybugs.
How are you celebrating your green spaces for Earth Day 2014?
|Yep, this us from 2007.|
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