In Februalry of 2014 SF Watershed worker Gayle Ciardi retired she said to Estuary Magazine:
“I used to catch kids out here with their gunnysacks looking for snakes or wanting to fish. They were really out here appreciating nature. Then the Internet came, and all the kids are now playing video games. It makes me sad.”
Originally hired in 1982 she was the first female watershed worker, and due to terrible misogyny in the SF Water Dept had great challenges to contend with. She was part of a long family line of watershed workers dating back to when the The Watershed was owned the Spring Valley Water Company.
We at OSFW have some ideas on how to raise the interest of children in the SF Watershed. It is after all their land and the biggest danger to the SF Watered is of course public apathy, not visiting children.