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. February through May 2011, will be crucial months for you to be involved.
Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Leash
On January 14th, 2011, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) released a DRAFT dog management plan document for public comment. We are still poring over the lengthy document, but it's clear 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.
There was a public meeting at the San Francisco SPCA on February 8 to explain how the new rule could dramatically reduce your options for dog walking in the GGNRA, and what you can do to influence the outcome. View documents presented at the meeting by going to the Resource Library and clicking the EcoDog Docs tab. You can view video of the meeting on our Get Informed page or on Vimeo.
Learn how to write an effective comment letter for the GGNRA Dog Management Plan from the video below.
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