Pelosi honors Wayburn in San Francisco

April 25, 2010 5:01:28 PM PDT
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi came to San Francisco's Presidio Sunday for a memorial service honoring local environmentalist Doctor Edgar Wayburn.

Dr. Wayburn served as president of the Sierra Club in the 50s and pushed to create the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

"So, when we talk about the life, the work, the legacy as has been mentioned, we're talking about not only the legacy of the beauty of it all, but of the legacy of zeal that has been mentioned, that he instilled in others to carry on this work," Pelosi said.

Dr. Wayburn is also credited with preserving land far from the Bay Area including 104 million acres in Alaska and helping establish ten new national parks.

Wayburn died last month at 103.


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