Caroline Sealy Livermore

Caroline Livermore

Caroline Sealy Livermore (1885–1968) dedicated her life to community service, championing local planning for parks and open space. She helped form the Marin Conservation League in the 1930s, spearheading a green, open-space county master plan that served as a model for handling post-World War II growth in the Bay Area. Caroline Livermore was the prime mover in acquiring land for Samuel P. Taylor State Park; she also staved off development of the Mount Tamalpais watershed as she helped that area become a state park. 
Mrs. Livermore also saved Stinson Beach, Marin Headlands, and Richardson Bay Sanctuary from developers. She was instrumental in the protected designation of Point Reyes National Seashore and helped set up its supporting foundation.

Determined that Angel Island—then owned by the United States Government—would make a splendid state park, Livermore revived the defunct Angel Island Foundation, which raised funds to acquire the island in 1955. The island was classified a California State Park in 1963. Angel Island’s highest peak was named in Caroline Livermore's honor.  

Mount Livermore
Mount Livermore, ca. 1880

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