Sixty Plus Lecture - Lake Merced: a Natural and Cultural History

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 13:00

Lake Merced: a Natural and Cultural History

Woody La Bounty,  Executive Director, Western Neighborhoods Project

Since the 1850’s, Lake Merced and the land around it has been a site of native peoples’ camps, roadhouses, a famous duel, farms and recreational activities from skeet shooting to golf to dragon boat racing.  Despite encroaching urbanization and watershed changes, the lake remains a unique habitat supporting riparian, dune scrub and woodland forest natural communities. 

Woody La Bounty is the Executive Director of the Western Neighborhoods Project, a local non-profit dedicated to the history of western San Francisco.  He will share stories of “guns, golf and grebes” from the City’s largest expanse of wetland habitat using images from the organization’s expansive OpenSFHistory historical image program.

If you are not a Premiere Sixty Plus member, we welcome you to check out our program, only ask that you sign in as a guest. You can also RSVP ahead of time with Eileen Ward at sixty@sfsu.edu.

Light Refreshments.

The meeting will be held in Room 133, Humanities Building, First Floor at 1:00 p.m.

*NOTE THAT WE DO NOT HAVE SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE IN JUNE OR JULY*

Location: 
SF State University, 1600 Holloway, Humanities 133
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