Hi OB Buddies - This may not be everyone's cup of tea, but if you have a dog and like to walk him on Ocean Beach, you will be affected by the actions that the National Park Service is taking to ban dogs on Ocean Beach from Sloat to Lincoln. Dogs will still be allowed on the beach at Fort Funston and in an area up by the Cliff House, but that closes a huge part of the beach in between. Even leashed dogs would not be allowed from Sloat to Lincoln under the preferred alternative. No more walking over to watch the sunset with the doggie :(
There are a few dog-related meetups doing this and dog-loving Ocean Beach Buddies will join them.
Save Dog Walking in the GGNRA!
Saturday, Nov. 2
March and Rally at the GGNRA Open House Meeting
11 am - March from at East Beach at Crissy Field
12 noon - Rally at lower Fort Mason outside Bldg D
You can submit your comments on the GGNRA dog plan (available to view at: http://www.nps.gov/goga/seis.htm), if you have any, at the GGNRA open house.
The Golden Gate National Recreation Area has released a plan that dramatically cuts where people can walk with their dogs in recreation areas. There will be NO off-leash dog walking anywhere on GGNRA land in San Mateo County. Rodeo Beach will be the ONLY off-leash area in Marin. In San Francisco, the plan will ban dogs entirely from the vast majority of Fort Funston, the East Beach at Crissy Field and most of Ocean Beach.
This is NOT a silent rally. Bring signs, whistles, bells. Those who do not want to march 1 mile from Crissy Field can meet at the entrance to lower Fort Mason at 11:30 to walk in with the procession. Dogs must be ON LEASH at Fort Mason. There will be a dog valet so humans may submit comments at the open house inside building D.
I don't know this person, but that's my sign I left at the last rally. Glad it got reused!
If you care about this issue, please come. Once dogs are banned from Ocean Beach, it will be forever.