Rebels With a Cause is an outstanding introduction to the birth of a movement to preserve the northern California coast. Saving the Marin-Sonoma Coast was the inspiration for this acclaimed KRCB film.
The book includes additional political and environmental battles that defended wildlife habitats, defeated runaway growth, and opened the door to a new environmental ethic:
- Water supply
- Sewage disposal for proposed major cities
- Election of County Supervisor Peter Arrigoni
- Resolve against over-development, Los Angeles-style
- Creation of revolutionary county-wide plan, which divides the county into four major corridors, preserving agriculture
- Creation of Open Space District which separates cities along the 101 corridor
- Creation of the Environmental Forum of Marin by Audubon Canyon Ranch and
the Docent Training Program by Audubon Canyon Ranch.
Saving the Marin-Sonoma Coast has been widely used for planning purposes in California and other states, and is useful for college courses, lecture series, and protection of natural resources.
Saving the Marin-Sonoma Coast can empower future rebels to participate in county planning. There are 52 counties in California and more than 300 nationwide that control county government and its agencies. As discussed in Rebels With a Cause and in Saving the Marin-Sonoma Coast, county government is the most powerful and effective way to control sprawl, overpopulation, and the destruction of natural resources.