OpenRoad Aug 8, 2020

OpenRoad Episode 61

We’ll follow the saga of the East Bay Regional Park District as it sought to remain as open and accessible to the public as possible during the pandemic.

  • OpenRoad Jun 29, 2020

    OpenRoad Episode 58

    In this latest edition of OpenRoad, we’ll explore new and ecologically rich and beautiful lands being added to the northern slopes of legendary Mt. Diablo in Contra Costa County.

  • OpenRoad Mar 7, 2020

    About OpenRoad With Doug McConnell

    OpenRoad with Doug McConnell takes viewers on journeys to explore the natural, historical and cultural treasures of the Bay Area and northern California focusing principally in parks and open spaces p...
  • Doug McConnell Apr 26, 2015

    Bio: Doug McConnell

    Doug McConnell has hosted and produced many series, specials and news reports on commercial and public television since moving back to the Bay Area in 1983. Among his series was the legendary, “...
  • OpenRoad Jun 11, 2020

    OpenRoad Episode 57

    We’ll reveal the amazing 50-year legacy of a legendary environmental education program that’s reached more than a million students of all ages over the years and taken them on voyages of discovery exp...

  • OpenRoad May 15, 2020

    OpenRoad Episode 56

    We’ll follow a group of big city school children as they visit the shore of the Bay, some for the very first time, and discover nature’s mysterious wonders and ways they can help make the Bay healthy while enriching their own lives as well. We’ll explore a new open space being added to Marin County’s public treasures in 2020....

  • OpenRoad Apr 29, 2020

    OpenRoad Episode 55: Restoring Nature

    We’ll explore gorgeous and dramatically diverse landscapes in public open space preserves in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties and discover that saving nature is important, but only part of the job open space managers have to do to provide healthy environments for us to visit and enjoy. Restoring nature is critical, too. We’ll follow new...
  • OpenRoad Apr 18, 2020

    Preparing for Climate Change in Sonoma County

    As our global climate warms and changes fast, organizations in the Bay Area are rallying to reduce threats of fires, floods and severe ecological damage that are growing and spreading rapidly. We’ll see the work of the Sonoma Land Trust and its many partners to make the diverse and beautiful landscape of Sonoma County as resilient as possible in......
  • OpenRoad Mar 31, 2020

    Restoring San Francisco Bay's Tidal Wetlands

    We’ll see our tax dollars being used to restore 15,000 acres of San Francisco Bay’s tidal wetlands. Discover innovative efforts improve the health and well-being of the Bay’s water quality and wildlife, protect vulnerable shoreline communities from flooding as the climate warms and sea levels rise fast, and provide greater public access to a b...
  • OpenRoad Mar 23, 2020

    The 350-Mile San Francisco Bay Trail

    Doug explores the world-class San Francisco Bay Trail that stretches more than 350 miles along the shore of the Bay….and now above it on bridges we can use for recreation and commuting to work.   Follow bicycle commuters from Marin as they ride on a newly opened Bay Trail segment across the Richmond-San Rafael bridge and along the Richmon...
  • climate change Mar 7, 2020

    The Challenges of Rising Sea Levels

    Join Doug on a California coastal journey to see the challenges our parks and beaches face as sea levels are rising rapidly, and the choices we need to consider now if we hope to make our coastal treasures as resilient as possible.

  • Jul 26, 2019

    Saluting Amy Meyer

    We salute the “Founding Mother” of America’s most visited National Park.

  • Jul 26, 2019

    Marin Parks Fire Strategy

    Explore some of Marin County’s magnificent parks and open spaces and see how they are being carefully managed to minimize risks of fire.

  • Jul 26, 2019

    One Tam Update – Sharon Farrell Interview

    Learn the latest about the successes of a unique vision for the future of Marin’s iconic Mt. Tamalpais and its surrounds.

  • Jul 26, 2019

    MALT Ag Lands Sequestering Carbon

    We visit a ranch in West Marin raising grass-fed meat and enriching its soils to soak carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to fight the climate crisis.

  • Jul 26, 2019

    One Tam Update – Sharon Farrell Interview

    2019 update on the progress and mission of One Tam

  • Jul 26, 2019

    Marin Parks Fire Strategy

    Wildfire prevention in Marin’s parks and open space

  • Jul 26, 2019

    M.A.L.T. Ag Lands Sequestering Carbon

    Farmlands fighting climate change

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