Help Preserve Recreational Dog Walking in the GGNRA

Something to Howl About

Free to Be @ Crissy Field. Photo Credit: The Furrtographer
Free to Be @ Crissy Field. Photo Credit: The Furrtographer
Dog groups throughout Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo Counties are reeling after the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) recently announced that it plans to eliminate recreational dog walking in most of our favorite places.

Bring your friends and dogs and march with us this Saturday, April 23rd, at the Mighty Mutt March, Crissy Field, San Francisco.

According to Marin County DOG, "the National Park Service decided to ignore the thousands of public comments, and thumb its nose at all three Bay Area counties’ Boards of Supervisors which opposed the plans and called for significant changes. This final draft plan, which is virtually identical to the first preferred alternatives, is being rammed down our throats and represents the largest reduction of public access in the history of the GGNRA."

The Proposed Rule for Dog Management for the GGNRA is open for a 90-day public comment period through May 25, 2016. Now is the time to speak up for all of our four-legged friends. Here are the links to the various dog groups so you can find out more about your specific hiking trail or beach:

Marin County Dog
SF Dog
Coastside Dog of San Mateo County

Fun at Funston
Fun at Funston

Further Reading:

GGNRA Dog Management Plan Update

Proposal issued to further limit dogs in GGNRA

Fort Funston Dog Walkers Tap Corporate Donors to Maintain GGNRA Dog Access

Working to Keep Trails and Beaches Dog-friendly

SFGATE: Proposal issued to further limit dogs in GGNRA

San Mateo County/ San Jose Mercury News story

SFGATE: San Mateo County dog lovers howl at federal lands’ off-leash plan

SF Examiner: Stop calling it ‘Golden Gate National Parks’

Free to Be @ Crissy Field. Photo Credit: The Furrtographer

Posted on: March 14, 2016

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