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Support Avalos' Legislation to Restore Sharp Park

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Supervisor Avalos has announced his intent to introduce legislation to restore Sharp Park by closing the golf course and transferring management to the National Park Service. This legislation will ensure that habitat is restored for endangered species at Sharp Park; allow San Francisco to redirect scarce recreation dollars from the money-losing suburban golf course back to neighborhood parks; and create a better recreation area that everyone, not just golfers, can enjoy.

Supervisor Avalos stated in a media advisory that we "owe it to future generations to provide sustainable recreation that everyone, from San Mateo to San Francisco and beyond, has an opportunity to enjoy. Working together, San Francisco and the National Park Service can create a new model that will serve Bay Area residents for generations to come."

Supervisor Avalos' announcement follows several recent milestones in the campaign to create a better public park at Sharp Park, including the release of a restoration study showing removing the golf course and restoring the natural ecosystem at Sharp Park is the least costly and only sustainable solution for the park; the city's adoption of many of the report's findings, including abandoning plans to reinforce a beach-eroding seawall that is needed to support golf operations; initiation of a lawsuit to stop the ongoing killing of endangered species by golf-course operations; a front-page article in the San Francisco Chronicle about the campaign to restore Sharp Park; and an Endangered Species/Endangered Communities Rally at City Hall on Save the Frogs Day.

Please fill out the form below to send messages thanking Supervisor Avalos for taking this bold step toward the creation of a better, sustainable public park at Sharp Park and encouraging the other San Francisco supervisors to support the legislation.

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