This section highlights all of the ways you can get involved in the effort to preserve dog-walking access in local recreation areas, help to build and strengthen the Eco-Dog community, and to play a part in protecting our open spaces.
Rally for Recreation in the GGNRA
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Noon - 12:30
Pacific West Regional Office, National Park Service
333 Bush Street (between Kearny and Montgomery)
The National Park Service just signed a new general management plan for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). Under this new plan, most of Fort Funston, Muir Beach, Rancho Corral de Tierra, Marin Headlands, Ocean Beach and many other areas will be turned into zones where public access is no longer the priority and “may be highly managed” (i.e., access will be more restricted).
Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Leash
The following video brings us up-to-date (as of October, 2014) on the latest action around protecting balanced use of the the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA).You can also watch and share the video via YouTube.
On September 6th, 2013, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) released a DRAFT dog management plan document for public comment. We spent many hours poring over the lengthy document, but it became clear immediately that this proposed rule will further restrict on- and off-leash dog walking in the GGNRA (Crissy Field, Baker Beach, Fort Miley, Ocean Beach, Fort Funston, and parts of the Presidio in San Francisco; Muir Beach, Marin Headlands, Rodeo Beach, Oakwood Valley, 4 Corners in Marin; Milagra Ridge, Mori Point, Sweeny Ridge, Cattle Hill and Rancho Corral de Tierra in San Mateo). We need your help to preserve the historical existence of recreational uses with the conservation and preservation goals of the GGNRA. Watch our eight-minute introductory video on YouTube.
Learn how to write an effective comment letter for the GGNRA Dog Management Plan from the video below, and read our SEIS Comment Guide (104 KB PDF) to learn why many community members find the Draft SEIS poorly reasoned and insufficiently supported by the facts.
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