L. Martin Griffin, Jr. MD, MPH ’72 is an environmentalist and conservationist, who has been widely honored for his decades of environmental work in helping to preserve numerous sensitive wildlife habitats in Sonoma and Marin County. Griffin played a major role in establishing wildlife sanctuaries along Richardson Bay, Bolinas Lagoon, and Tomales Bay, stopping a planned freeway from the Golden Gate Bridge through West Marin to Sonoma County, and helping derail the planned Bodega Bay Nuclear Power Plant at Bodega Bay on the Sonoma coast. Griffin also served as chairman of the Hepatitis B Task Force for 11 California State Hospitals, ending this disease and earning the Governor’s Superior Service Award. Now in his 90’s, Griffin remains a vocal advocate and commentator on California’s conservation issues.
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