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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Fore!!! more nature in San Francisco...

Restore Nature to a San Francisco City Golf Course?

Sharp Park Habitat Restoration Proposal Public Hearing April 30, 2009, 1pm San Francisco City Hall (ACTION ITEM)

Finally, Earth Day seems like a good time to remember that public lands issues, even federal ones, don’t just involve areas that are removed from our bigger cities and towns. Areas in our own backyards are important as well for many reasons, not least is that they are often the first introduction that kids get to the outdoors, which can lead to a lifelong fascination with nature. They are no less worthy of protection than our wilderness areas and national parks. One such area is Sharp Park, a golf course located in Pacifica, but owned and operated by the city of San Francisco, located just to the north. The golf course is known habitat for the red-legged frog and the San Francisco garter snake, both federally-listed endangered species. The golf course and its impacts on these species have been the subject of controversy for several years now, and one of San Francisco’s supervisors has come up with a proposal to turn the golf course over to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area so that the National Park Service can restore it, as it is doing on land adjacent to the golf course (alone or jointly with San Francisco). Our friends at the Center for Biological Diversity and Nature in the City are among the leading supporters of the proposal, which has attracted attention from all quarters. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will be holding a hearing on the proposal next Thursday, April 30.

We encourage people who support habitat restoration efforts to attend if they are able. The hearing will be at: San Francisco City Hall 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 1 p.m.

More information on the issue can be found online.
San Francisco Chronicle

Center for Biological Diversity

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