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Christopher Richard Lecture Nov. 13

Christopher Richard

Join us on Thursday, November 13 at 3pm in the Library Fishbowl to hear Christopher Richard, former curator of aquatic biology at the Oakland Museum of California, discussing the historical ecology and hydrogeography of pre-contact San Francisco. Richard has been researching the history of the Anza expedition into Alta California and how the city's historical aquatic habitats determined where the Presidio and Mission were founded. He'll also be mythbusting, discussing the long-standing myth of a freshwater "Lake Dolores" in the Mission District. Richard has also done extensive work mapping some of the contemporary and historical watersheds in the San Francisco Bay Area.