The Environmental Impact Report for restoration of Albany Beach is being challenged by a group that says the EIR fails to consider the impact of off-leash dogs and windsurfers, according to an article in the Oakland Tribune.
A group called Sustainability, Parks, Recycling and Wildlife Defense Fund (SPRAWLDEF) has filed a lawsuit against the East Bay Regional Park District, which manages the state-owned beach property, the Tribune reported today.
The group says that allowing dogs to run off-leash has negative impacts on both wildlife and human park users.
SPRAWLDEF also contends that a proposed parking lot would improve access for boaters and windsurfers, who could potentially damage an area of eel grass, an endangered species.
You may read the complete Tribune article here.