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Elna Sundquist Bakker, American Author, naturalist. Recipient Xeriscape Recognition award Xeriscape Conference, Orange County Water District, 1989.

Background

Bakker, Elna Sundquist was born on August 4, 1921 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Daughter of August and Ellen Alfreda (Anderson) Sundquist.

Education

Bachelor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1945.

Career

Elementary teacher, Los Angeles (California) Unified School District, 1945-1965; nature photographer, The Nature Conservancy, Oakland, California, 1964; nature photographer, Oakland (California) Museum, 1965; consultant, naturalist, Los Angeles (California) County Nature Center, 1968-1969; consultant, naturalist, Oakland (Cailf.) Museum, 1967-1970; author, naturalist, lecturer, Earthside Nature Center, Pasadena, since 1970.

Works

Membership

President Theodore Payne Foundation for Native Plants, since 1993. Member The Nature Conservancy (executive secretary Southern California chapter 1962-1974, Oak Leaf award 1965), Los Angeles Geographical Society (board directors 1969-1973), History Society Southern California (board directors 1986-1991), Big Santa Anita History Society (board directors since 1987).

Connections

Married Gerhard Bakker, November 25, 1948 (deceased March 1983).

father:
August Sundquist

mother:
Ellen Alfreda (Anderson) Sundquist

spouse:
Gerhard Bakker