Defense of Place has joined the grassroots campaign to protect the legislative integrity of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) following the imposition of a disputed new General Management Plan by the National Park Service (NPS). The new plan alters the description, access to and usage of many of the 80,000 acres that comprise the GGNRA, whose lands stretch from just south of Tomales Bay near Pt. Reyes, and down through Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo Counties.
Furthermore, NPS statements, documents and even fund-raising efforts increasingly ignore the GGNRA’s landmark 1972 creation by referring to the unit as the “Golden Gate National Parks,” when there is no such entity.
For a longer look at the efforts to preserve the GGNRA as its founding legislation ntended, read Defense of Place associate campaign leader Laura Lovitt Pandapas’s pubished editorial.