Eco-Dog has four main goals: to promote public access, to protect the San Francisco Bay Area’s ecology, to provide information about recreation opportunities for people and their dogs, and to educate and build community among diverse users of our open spaces and parks.
- Promoting public access Ensure on- and off-leash dog walking access in open spaces and parks for future generations through responsible dog guardianship. There are several ways for you to get involved, and we encourage you to comment on the GGNRA’s Dog Management Plan by contacting elected officials to express your concerns and ideas.
- Protecting the Bay’s ecology Act as caretakers of our natural areas and their varied flora and fauna so that people and dogs will always have them to enjoy. Be especially sensitive and aware of threatened and endangered species, such as the Western Snowy Plover, which rests at Crissy Field’s West Beach and Ocean Beach for portions of the year.
- Providing information on recreation Make it easy for you to find information about public recreation opportunities for you and your dog in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the rules that apply in these areas.
- Partnering on education and community Reach out to dog walkers and other visitors to share information about responsible use of parks and open spaces. It’s up to you to be aware, to take responsibility for your dog’s actions, to encourage respect for all users and the environment, and to help build a community that’s dedicated to a diversity of uses in its public spaces. We also encourage you to learn more about volunteering and how you can support Eco-Dog projects.