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Under The Persimmon Tree: Lee Otter

Sunday, September 1, 2019, 10:00 PM


A conversation between the Henry Miller Library Director Magnus Toren and invited guests.This Sunday, September 1, we welcome Lee Otter. Born San Jose, Calif., and visited Big Sur Coast c. 1946-to present. As a youth worked on family ranches in Santa Clara Valley & Carmel Valley. Carmel High School, Class of ‘61.Worked a variety of fire crew, surveying, construction & engineering technician jobs before graduating UC Davis; majored in geology & geography.Started an early Fortran-based programming & computer oceanographic data processing service at UC Davis (1967).Served as National Park Ranger at Olympic National Park, Pt. Reyes National Seashore, Death Valley, Channel Islands; in this capacity…completed park management and park planning training at Grand Canyon.Awarded Distinguished Graduate honors at the Combined Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Washington, D.C..Lee represented Coastal Commission staff on the Coast Highway Management Plan (CHMP) Steering Committee, compiled database & mapped all public-use trails and recreational facilities in the Highway 1 corridor, for CHMP, wrote Trail Alignment Principles, for the proposed Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail and the 2003 report to the Legislature on the California Coastal Trail, represented Coastal Commission as founding member of the Big Sur Multi-Agency Advisory Council, 1986-2010 (retirement). Lee is married and has 3 grown children. As certified Bradley method natural childbirth instructors, wife Diane & Lee helped over 300 couples have a more positive birth experience. As a property owner, he owns or are successor trustee for coastal properties in California and B.C., including the Otter Family Trust property in Carmel Highlands.  Lee believes in property rights and that these rights must be exercised in the context of the overall public good, and with exquisite care, so that we may be responsible stewards of those lands that we are privileged to sustain. __________________________________________ We invite people Under The Persimmon Tree who have a connection to Big Sur, who work here, who make an impact in the community and who have a history with the coast.We record audio of each of the conversations/interviews and publish online thereby creating an online accessible archive of good literary, historical audio to add to our existing archives.The Under The Persimmon Tree recordings are done using high end equipment and tech support courtesy of a grant from Big Sur Food and Wine Festival.  SCHEDULED SO FAR ARE:June 30: Bradley ZeveJuly 7: Steve BeckJuly 14: Elliot Ruchowitz-RobertsJuly 21: Supervisor Mary AdamsJuly 28: Barbara Bullock-WilsonAugust 11: Martha DiehlAugust 18: Kirk GafillAugust 25: Senator Bill MonningSeptember 1: Lee OtterSeptember 15: Jaci PappasDates to be confirmed for:Susan ShillinglawFrank PinneyFather Cyprian ConsiglioAlan PerlmutterButch and Patte KronlundPaul Miller and of course many more...   Sound and recording support from Cain Sound.

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