Obituary: Corinne Woods

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Longtime Mission Creek Harbor resident, Corinne Woods, passed away on April 1, 2019.

Woods was born in Waltham, Massachusetts and first arrived in San Francisco in the late-1960s, after graduating from Georgetown University. 

In 1983, Woods and her neighbors created the Mission Bay Conservancy as part of an effort to cleanup Mission Creek, which now is home to more than twenty houseboats. Woods continued her community advocacy labors for the rest of her life, most recently serving on the Mission Bay Citizens Advisory Committee and Waterfront Plan Working Group. She resided in a Mission Creek houseboat for more than thirty years. 

Woods’ accomplishments include executing San Francisco’s first ever public boat launch at Pier 52. She helped create Crane Cove Park, and served on the University of California, San Francisco’s Community Advisory Group. In 2016, she was honored with The Big Picture Award by the Potrero Boosters Neighborhood Association for her efforts to improve the City. 

Woods is survived by her husband, Peter Snider, along with many community members who mourn the loss of a prominent community advocate. On Opening Day, the San Francisco Giants took a moment at the bottom of the fifth inning to recognize Woods and her achievements.