Marty Hits 100!

Ranch folks are joyfully joining Ranch board member, longtime neighbor, supporter, and Legacy Circle member Dr. Marty Griffin in celebrating his 100th birthday this year (in August). The founder of Hop Kiln Winery, Marty and his family created the Gina’s Orchard Preserve, one of the most beautiful areas of The Bishop’s Ranch, in memory of granddaughter Gina Monaco. If you haven’t already, be sure to see Marty in the gripping documentary film Rebels With a Cause. His book Saving the Marin-Sonoma Coast tells the inside story of why the North Bay still has a natural coastline.

Mary and Joyce Griffin
Marty and Joyce Griffin

On this milestone birthday, retired medical doctor Marty is being honored by the U.C. Berkeley School of Public Health and by Audubon Canyon Ranch, which he founded in 1962. Well known for his pioneering environmental advocacy, Marty helped save West Marin from extensive development and the Russian River from intensive gravel mining. He stood with the Ranch to protect water quality in Northern Sonoma County and continues to fight for many other important causes for the public benefit and the natural world. Happy Birthday, Marty! All of us at the Ranch give joyful thanks to God for your enduringly inspiring life.

As we joyfully celebrate Marty reaching this impressive milestone, we are grateful for his thought and care for the Ranch’s future. If you would like to know more about setting up a contribution to the Ranch in your estate plan, please contact Jack Dowling at 707-433-2440 x105 or email Visit our Legacy Circle page to see the wonderful folks you will be joining.