Game Changer Martin (Marty) Griffin, M.D. helped save the Marin and Sonoma County coasts from development by preventing the building of a four-lane freeway. Working tirelessly to preserve the Russian River he led efforts to curtail industrial gravel mining in the watershed. In 1998 he wrote the awarding-winning book, "Saving the Marin-Sonoma Coast," the inspiration for the documentary film, "REBELS WITH A CAUSE." A graduate of UC Berkeley's School of Public Health, Dr. Griffin was also instrumental in revolutionizing efforts to combat Hepatitis B within the California state hospital system. Throughout his career he has consistently supported the idea that human health depends on environmental health. He has been recognized as a Philanthropist Making a Difference by the NorCal Food and Wine Awards, https://norcalpublicmedia.org/support/norcal-public-media-food-and-wine-awards
Video producer: Rick Bacigalupi
Excerpt from "REBELS WITH A CAUSE"
Nancy Kelly, Director
Kenji Yamamoto, Editor