Lights Out For Birds


August 15 through November 30 is fall migration and the time to encourage businesses to participate in Lights Out for Birds by turning off unnecessary lights from dusk to

dawn. This beneficial program saves natural resources, cuts energy bills, and, most importantly, can save the lives of numerous birds. To sign up or learn more about Lights Out, go to or e-mail



Please join Golden Gate Audubon and the National Park Service on Saturday, July 9, from 9 a.m. to noon to prepare the Crissy Field Wildlife Protection Area and Ocean Beach in San Francisco for the return of the Snowy Plovers!  Participants can sign in at our table at Crissy Field on the promenade near the Gulf of the Farallones Building  or at  Ocean Beach near the Great Highway and Judah Street.  We will be picking up trash and improving the habitat for the plovers and other shorebirds.

We recommend that you dress in layers, bring sunscreen and a bottle of water.  All other necessary supplies and snacks will be provided. For more information, please contact Noreen Weeden at 510-301-0570 or by July 7 to sign up to participate.…

GGNRA Comments Deadline Approaching, Make Your Voice Heard!

Help Make the GGNRA Safe and Accommodating for People, Wildlife, and Dogs

The National Park Service has issued its draft Dog Management Plan for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area to accommodate dogs in the park and strike a balance of dog owners’ interests with those of other park users and the natural ecology of the park.  The plan allows for extensive off-leash and on-leash recreation in San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties.  No other National Park allows off-leash dog recreation or even on-leash activities to the extent proposed by the National Park in its plan.

The hope is to create a place where dogs, dog owners, other park users and native plants and wildlife can coexist.  The status quo is unsustainable. Though the proposed plan isn’t perfect, we’re generally supportive of the GGNRA’s effort to better regulate this activity.

We encourage everyone to provide comments to the National Park Service before May 29, 2011

Click here to view Golden Gate Audubon’s position on this issue, as well as our guidelines and a sample letter for submitting your comments.…

Golden Gate Park Under Siege

Join park supporters, preservationists, neighbors and environmentalists to learn about current construction plans for Golden Gate Park and what can be done to protect our open space today and for future generations.


Jim Chappell, Interim Director, San Francisco Beautiful; past Executive Director, SPUR;


Anthea Hartig, PhD.     President, Western Office National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Katherine Howard, ASLA.    Landscape Architect; Golden Gate Park Preservation Alliance.

Mike Lynes.     Conservation Director/General Counsel, Golden Gate Audubon Society.

George Wooding. President, West of Twin Peaks Central Council; columnist, Westside Observer.

Location: Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market Street, SF.

Date:  May 11, 2011

Time: 6 p.m. networking reception, 6:30 p.m. program

Registration:  on-line at or call:  415-597-6705