Lake Merritt Wildlife Refuge 150th Anniversary. (see description)

Lake Merritt Wildlife Refuge 150th Anniversary. (see Description)
(Last Updated On: September 16, 2020)

Lake Merritt Wildlife Refuge 150th Anniversary. (see description)
From Channel: September 16, 2020 at 03:00AM
ONN – Lake Merritt Wildlife Refuge 150th Anniversary
80min. Closed Captioned 1920×1080
1. 150th Anniversary Intro by Mayor Schaaf

5. Lakelands: Restoring; Protecting; Enhancing
6. The People Refuge.
7. Proclamations: East Bay Regional Parks Board, Oakland City Council, Office of the Mayor

NOTE: “150th Extras” video also available —

Background — March 18, 2020 was the 150th Anniversary of the Lake Merritt Wildlife Refuge, the nation’s first designated wildlife refuge and a precursor to the National Park system. A planned celebration was cancelled due to pandemic restrictions at that time; instead, informal interviews were conducted this past summer with the planned Anniversary speakers and others. The 150th script is based on selected comments made during the interviews and serves as a tribute to stewardship. An accompanying book is also planned which will include extended interviews with more in-depth observations about the wildlife refuge, the marine life, the lake and its place in the community as a continuing refuge for both wildlife and people. The 150th Anniversary book will be available online late Autumn 2020.
Katie Noonan and David Wofford of the Rotary Nature Center Friends arranged and coordinated the interviews and are producing a live virtual 150th celebration October 23, 7 – 8 p.m.. Info:
John Kirkmire, founder of was the main interviewer and videographer, scripted, edited and scored the movie.

150th Participants included:
Clay Anderson, Golden Gate Audubon
Richard Bailey, Lake Merritt Institute Founder
Nikki Bas, Oakland City Council
Olga Bolotina, Sierra Club
Jim Carlton, Marine Biologist
Andrew Cohen, Center for Research of Aquatic BioInvasions
Ellen Corbett, East Bay Regional Park District Board
Adrian Cotter, Wildlife Banner Artist
Jim Covel, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Dan Kalb, Oakland City Council
David Lewis, Save SF Bay Executive Director
Lynette Gibson McElhaney, Oakland City Council
Katie Noonan, Rotary Nature Center Friends
Joel Parrott, Oakland Zoo Executive Director
Joel Peter, Measure DD Project Manager
Robert Raburn, BART Director
James Robinson, Lake Merritt Institute Exec. Director
Dee Rosario, East Bay Regional Park District Board
Libby Schaaf, Oakland Mayor
Susan Schwartzenberg, Exploratorium
Rob Stewart, Lake Merritt Breakfast Club Exec. Director
Damon Tighe, Local iNaturalist
Ken-ichi Ueda, iNaturalist co-Founder
David Wofford, Rotary Nature Center Friends
Pam Young, Golden Gate Audubon Executive Director

“Lake Merritt Wildlife Refuge 150th Anniversary:
a Tribute to Stewardship” by John Kirkmire.

150th is intended for non-commercial, educational purposes only.
All rights reserved.

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