For forty years, people have been welcome at the beaches and trails of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), which comprises 80,000 acres across San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo Counties. This public land provides much needed recreational space in the densely populated Bay Area. In fact, San Francisco was recently ranked the second densest city in the U.S. after New York City and is growing fast, which means that access to open recreational space is needed now more than ever.
Today, that access if under threat. The National Park Service is trying to dramatically change how it manages recreational areas in the San Francisco Bay Area by turning the majority of open space in the GGNRA into controlled zones where visitor access and activities could be highly restricted. Public use could be denied for longstanding activities like hiking, surfing, bike riding, horseback riding and dog walking in popular places like Ocean Beach, Fort Funston, Muir Beach, Marin Headlands and Rancho Corral de Tierra at the tip of Half Moon Bay.
We represent more than 15,000 individuals throughout the region advocating to preserve recreation in the GGNRA. We do not believe people and nature are incompatible. We can balance both so that we can protect recreational opportunities and be responsible stewards of our environment like we have been doing in the GGNRA for decades.
Please join our campaign to let the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior and our elected representatives know that we must keep recreation accessible in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
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