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National Park Officials Propose New Bonfire Rules For San Francisco’s Ocean Beach

April 22, 2014 | 12:11 pm

National Park Officials Propose New Bonfire Rules For San Francisco’s Ocean Beach

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The popular events would have to end by 9 p.m. and would be restricted to 12 new fire pits.

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GGNRA Could Snuff Out Ocean Beach Bonfires

June 25, 2013 | 4:06 pm

GGNRA Could Snuff Out Ocean Beach Bonfires

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by Tom Prete, Ocean Beach Bulletin Big changes to how the Golden Gate National Recreation Area handles fires on Ocean Beach could be in store, due in part to crime, litter and budgetary concerns. To many people, sitting around a bonfire on Ocean Beach is a cherished tradition and essential part of what makes the […]

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April 26, 2011 | 2:15 pm

SF Board of Supervisors Vote to Oppose GGNRA Dog Policy

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Update 2:42 p.m. The motion passes 10-1, with Supervisor Sean Elsbrnd — who just lost the canine vote — the lone holdout. It should be noted, as is sometimes the case when writing about San Francisco board actions, that the supervisors have no jurisdiction over the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which is run by […]

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SF Supervisors’ GGNRA Dog-Plan Hearing

April 11, 2011 | 1:15 pm

SF Supervisors’ GGNRA Dog-Plan Hearing

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The San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ Land Use & Economic Development Committee met today. Item 4 on the agenda was a hearing on the Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s Draft Dog Policy, which has some dog owners rabid with dismay over proposed reductions in allowable off-leash areas for dogs within the federally supervised land. The […]

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March 18, 2011 | 12:55 pm

National Park Service Extends Public Comment Period For Off-Leash Dog Plan

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From Bay City News Service: The National Park Service extended its deadline Thursday for inviting and considering public comment on its proposal to drastically reduce off-leash dog areas in the Golden Gate National Recreation. Members of the public will have until May 30 to formally weigh in on the proposal that would reduce the size […]

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GGNRA Public Meeting No. 2: The Dog-Leash Dogfight Continues

March 8, 2011 | 2:51 pm

GGNRA Public Meeting No. 2: The Dog-Leash Dogfight Continues

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Yesterday, Golden Gate National Recreation Area held a second of four public meetings to discuss its draft proposal on expanding leash-only areas for dogs within the U.S. National Recreation Area. And as at the first meeting in Marin, pro-dog protesters were out in force. KQED’s Rachel Dornhelm has a report:

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Wide Differences Between GGNRA, Dogwalkers on Leash Plan

March 3, 2011 | 3:11 pm

Wide Differences Between GGNRA, Dogwalkers on Leash Plan

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Last night in Mill Valley, it was pretty clear that some interested parties think management of Golden Gate National Recreation Area has gone to the dogs, and not in a good way. At the first of four public meetings set up by the GGNRA, dog owners howled their dismay over the agency’s draft Dog Management […]

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Bay Area Responds to GGNRA Dog-Leash Proposal

January 17, 2011 | 5:13 pm

Bay Area Responds to GGNRA Dog-Leash Proposal

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Today’s Forum on KQED focused on proposed changes to leash laws within Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). The possible rule changes were released Friday as part of an Environmental Impact Report, which is open for public comment for 90 days. The folks at GGNRA may need at least that much time to wade through […]

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GGNRA Dog-Walking Proposal: View Maps and Public Hearing Schedule, Send a Public Comment

January 14, 2011 | 11:07 am

GGNRA Dog-Walking Proposal: View Maps and Public Hearing Schedule, Send a Public Comment

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Today marks the beginning of the 90-day public comment period related to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s Draft Dog Management Plan. The full draft plan is now available on the web. The introduction, by Frank Dean, General Superintendent of the GGNRA, lays out the purpose of and reasons behind the proposal: The purpose of […]

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January 13, 2011 | 1:11 pm

GGNRA Dog-Leash Proposal to be Released Friday

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Oh boy. Here we go. The dogs of war are about to be unleashed over their proposed releashing. Tomorrow, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area releases its long-awaited Draft Environmental Impact Statement, which will include new “dog management” rules. These will dictate exactly where peripatetic pooches will be allowed to frolic off-leash, and where they […]

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