As you might already be aware, the SFBay Chapter of the Sierra Club Conservation committee recently voted to ban off-leash
recreation from The GGNRA. Input from supporters of off-leash recreation was not seriously considered. In addition, the
latest issue of the Yodeler presents one-sided arguments against off-leash recreation. It is important for dog owners to get
more involved with Sierra Club policy-making so that there can be serious debate about off-leash recreation, rather than a
automatic rejection of dogs in the parks.
The Sierra Club is currently soliciting your vote for the (national)Board of Director candidates. I hope you will vote,
and help build a base of support for dog owners. You are allowed to vote for a maximum of five. There are two candidates
who seem to be open to off-leash recreation. Recommended:
1) Nancy Rauch, email@example.com
2) Larry Fahn, LFahn@aol.com
Both environmentalists enjoy outdoor recreation with their dogs, and support off-leash recreation at appropriate sites.
You can vote for these candidates either on-line (with your membership and voting PIN number printed on your ballot),
or by mail. If you need a replacement ballot or have any other questions, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll-free
1-866-720-4357. Votes must be received before April 24, 2002.