Pacifica Tribune/Jane Northrop, Staff Writer, 12/14/16. "Dog owners howl over National Park Service rule."
|Happy to be off-leash, what?|
.... “While I am pleased that the GGNRA took public comments into consideration and added an off-leash dog walking area to San Mateo County, I am still disappointed that most of GGNRA remains inaccessible to dogs and their owners,” Speier said. “I appreciate the Park Service’s compromise, but it does not go far enough to address the full scope of what dog walkers reasonably requested. However, after 14 years of gridlock, I am relieved to see some movement in the right direction by the Park Service. I have always made it very clear to the Park Service that it is unacceptable to have no off-leash dog walking in San Mateo County. This plan addresses one of my concerns by including an off-leash area at Rancho Corral De Tierra. It also adds some areas for on-leash walking in San Mateo, San Francisco, and Marin counties.”
Local dog owners who organized into grass roots groups to make comments at public meetings with the NPS now find themselves in an adversarial position. San Francisco attorney Chris Carr represents those groups – Save Our Recreation, Coastside Dog Owners Group (DOG), San Francisco DOG and Marin DOG. He said he will sue NPS over this rule. Read article.
Note photograph. Two dogs, "Best friends hike at Sweeney Ridge" by Steph Schwartz from Dog Trekker, have dog will travel Newsletter, "Impact, San Mateo County".
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