John Reber's plan would have destroyed San Francisco Bay as we know it, turning almost all of the estuary into a fresh-water lake and adding 20,000 acres of bay fill. If the Reber Plan had been adopted in the 1950s, the Save The Bay Movement of the 1960s would have been impossible because there would have been no bay left to save. Charles Wollenberg is a history instructor at Berkeley City College and Convener of the California Studies Seminar at UC Berkeley. Join him for this talk about John Reber himself, his plan, the two decades of debate and controversy the proposal engendered, and the connection between the Reber Plan and the establishment of the Bay Model.
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