MISSIONThe Marina Earthquake Monument - MEQM - Committee’s mission is to establish a monument to:
- Remember the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake and its effects on the Bay Area
- Honor the Fireboat Phoenix, the SFFD, and the NERT program
- Educate the public about the importance of disaster preparedness
- Illuminate the historical connection between the 1906 Earthquake, the 1915 Pan-Pacific Exposition, and the Marina District.
The Steering Committee of mEQm conceived the project ten years ago. This year, 2014, under the direction of the S.F. Arts Commission, the memorial on the Marina Green Promenade will become a reality. It will be financed by the City's public-art fund. The monument will be designed by Merge Conceptual Design as an open-air memorial to the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. The location will be near the degaussing station, which will be torn down, on the grass medium and adjacent asphalt parking area. There will be a ceremony on the 25th anniversary of the quake, Oct. 17th 2014 to present the project to San Franciscans.