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Room to Breathe By Kristi Britt

Room to Breathe by Kristi Britt

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A tribute to a magnificent vision and the efforts needed to preserve a great park and open space area of 60,000 acres in the midst of urban and suburban growth. . Few urban areas of the country are so blessed with preservation of open space as the Bay Area, and this stretch of land, from San Mateo to Los Gatos (and out to the coast in places) is one of the jewels of that effort.

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Room to Breathe: The Wild Heart of the San Francisco Peninsula by Kristi Britt

With San Francisco and Silicon Valley just down the road, the hills and valleys of the San Francisco Peninsula would have been teeming with residential development had it not been for a group of visionaries who forty years ago created the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. More than two hundred miles of trails bring hikers, horseback riders, and bicyclists through 60,000 acres of redwood and mixed evergreen forests, oak woodlands, meadows, and streams. Room to Breathe is a community celebration of photographs, paintings, prose, and poetry-preserve users paying homage to the gift of wildness in our midst. It serves as a keepsake for those who know this land well; and for those who don't, it will be a revelatory introduction. In the words of the Measure R Campaign, which founded the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District in 1972: "Open space is our green backdrop of hills. It is rolling grasslands, cool forests in the Coast Range, orchards and vineyards in the sun...It is the serene, unbuilt, unspoiled earth that awakens all our senses and makes us whole again....It is room to breathe."

About Kristi Britt

Kristi Britt worked for the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District for more than fifteen years and was its public affairs specialist for nearly ten of those. She served as editor of the quarterly newsletter Open Space Views and oversaw the production of the District's trail guide book, Peninsula Tales and Trails. Ken Fisher is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Fisher Investments. He is best known as the author of the Forbes "Portfolio Strategy" column, which he has written for more than twenty-seven years, and he is also the author of eight best-selling books, most recently Markets Never Forget. Steve Abbors began his professional career as a naturalist with the East Bay Regional Park District and has since worked as a watershed land manager for the East Bay Municipal Utility District and as general manager for the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District.

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Room to Breathe: The Wild Heart of the San Francisco Peninsula by Kristi Britt
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