Hundreds of dog-lovers gathered at Crissy Field on Saturday and braved early morning fog and wind to let their bark be heard concerning the latest proposed dog-management rules for the GGNRA. The loud and colorful march started off across from East Beach where dozens of dogs and their uprights were playing – and which would be closed to all dogs in the future if the plan moves forward.
Before the crowd left for a rally at lower Fort Mason, dog-passionate San Francisco Supervisor, Scott Wiener
, joined SF SPCA
Co-President Dr. Jennifer Scarlett , in urging the group to continue to get the word out to all dog lovers about these restrictive plans and to be sure to contact everyone’s local, state and federal elected officials and let your voice be heard.
The best line of the day was from from Dr. Scarlett who said, “I bet you never thought you’d be fighting for the one percent,” in reference to the current one percent of the entire GGNRA that is now open to dogs – a percentage that would shrink to one tenth of a percent if the current plan is put into action.
Along the route to Fort Mason, walkers carried signs that read, “Stop the GGNRA” – “What’s next” – “It’s Fort Funston! Not Fort Knox!” – “Do you speak Dog?, the GGNRA obviously doesn’t” – and “Protect sensitive park areas AND off-leash dog play.”
There is still one more public meeting left:
Mill Valley: 4-8 p.m Wednesday, Nov. 6, Tamalpais High School, Ruby Scott Gym, 700 Miller Ave.
You still have until December 4th to speak up. Read the latest version of the dog management plan
and let the National Park Service know how you really feel