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Contact: Howard Levitt, 415-561-4730
San Francisco—In February of this year the National Park Service (NPS) held a public meeting to discuss outcomes from the 2014 Revised Pilot Program for Beach Fires on Ocean Beach in Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Since then the NPS has been working with Supervisor Eric Mar, the City and County of San Francisco, and the general public to develop a safe, manageable, and environmentally sustainable beach fire program for Ocean Beach. As discussed in February, key elements of the proposed program include a permit system for beach fires, as well as a seasonal restriction on fires coinciding with the Winter Spare the Air Season as defined by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
Additionally, with the leadership of San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar, great progress has been made on a partnership between NPS and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department to help assure the feasibility and sustainability of the beach fire program for the future.
On the evening of Thursday, September 24, NPS will host a public meeting to provide additional details on the changes to the Beach Fire Program. Please come to the meeting to be part of the discussion.
Ocean Beach Fire Program Public Meeting
Thursday, September 24
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Presentation/Discussion at 6:30 pm
County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park
In the Auditorium
1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
Information gathered at the meeting will be used to further develop the proposal, which will be released in early October for a 30 day public review and comment period. The proposal to manage the beach fire program will be available on the web athttps://parkplanning.nps.gov/