Friday, December 21, 2012

Seasons Greetings from the San Francisco Public Golf Alliance



2.   The US Fish & Wildlife Service in October issued a Biological Opinion and Incidental Take Statement, finding that golf is “not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of the California red-legged frog or San Francisco garter snake,”  and approving golf at Sharp Park, subject to restrictions on golf carts, pesticides, water pumping, and other course maintenance practices.   
3.   Federal District Court Judge Susan Illston on December 6, 2012 dismissed the lawsuit by environmental groups that sought closure of Sharp Park.  
But 2013 will bring new challenges in fending-off the anti-golf crowd’s repeated attacks at Sharp Park; and we will continue to work with public agencies and officials in San Francisco, San Mateo County, and Pacifica towards the goal of renovating Alister MacKenzie’s historic links, while recovering compatible habitat for frogs and snakes.   Hang in there with us!  
As always, thank you so much for your ongoing support. 
If, in this Season of Sharing, you can find a way to help the San Francisco Public Golf Alliance in our common fight to Save Sharp Park, we will appreciate donations of any kind or amount.  We are a 501.c.3 non-profit, public benefit organization.  

Donations are greatly appreciated. To donate, please visit our website: Donations Page

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Submitted by Richard Harris

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