Sierra Club gets Dog Beach All Wrong– and Mayor Duffy Duffield Follows Their Lead


It is very well-known that one of the main reasons that Newport Beach is going against Dog Beach under Mayor Duffy Duffield is because the Sierra Club has decided that Dog Beach is bad.

Sierra Club is an environmental activist group who has a track record of being extremely loud but not always very accurate with their conclusions that they jump to.  As an outdoorsman who loves hiking, sailing, boating, camping, and just generally being outdoors, we wanted to make sure that Dog Beach wasn’t somehow negatively affecting anything, so we reached out to them so they could explain their opposition– or, hopefully, to join us in our support of Dog Beach.

We initially emailed their national Executive Director and asked for a call, but he was on vacation.  The Deputy Executive Director replied, and forwarded us to their local chapter.  We wrote to the local chapter, and requested a call.  Instead, we got a lengthy email taking a strong position with zero accurate facts.  We responded in-kind:

If you would like to email them to tell them to leave Dog Beach alone, you can email and — perhaps they will take hundreds of voices more seriously than merely my own.

ALSO: Save the date for a council meeting after work on August 14th (7pm).  It sounds like we have limited time to voice our opinions as there are few council meetings left this year, and the council needs to know that voters don’t approve of Duffy Duffield and Diane Dixon going back on their word to preserve Dog Beach.

And this time… we won’t stop until we win.  Expect a voter initiative to be started, soon.

Please sign the petition, here:



Do not ban off-leash dogs at dog beach!!! Regulars at Dog Beach know that off-leash dogs are not problematic. If, there are some which are, then address the problem dogs.
If there are problems with waste, address those who create those problems.

The public OVERWHELMINGLY supports keeping DOG BEACH a place for DOGS. Newport Beach has some of the longest coastline in Southern California and Dog Beach only accounts for roughly 100 yards. Let dogs have their small stretch of beach.



6,373 signatures

Share this with your friends:


Your email address will not be sold, shared, or spammed.


Latest Signatures
6,373Sebastian Ospina Feb 22, 2019
6,372Roberta GeierDec 12, 2018
6,371Termeh DjahedDec 12, 2018
6,370Greg PoppeDec 12, 2018
6,369Kimberly MerazDec 12, 2018
6,368Susan MCMASTERDec 11, 2018
6,367Danii Drown Dec 11, 2018
6,366Kim Martinez Dec 11, 2018
6,365Kathleen CarellDec 11, 2018
6,364Lee Fallon-WayDec 11, 2018
6,363SCOTT WAYDec 11, 2018
6,362Pam KerwatDec 11, 2018
6,361Andrea DownsOct 12, 2018
6,360Frank LozanoSep 23, 2018
6,359Gregory SeversonSep 23, 2018
6,358Catherine SeversonSep 23, 2018
6,357Traci AegerterSep 20, 2018
6,356Amanda HoffenbergSep 10, 2018
6,355Susan CostanzoSep 10, 2018
6,354Dane DelanySep 08, 2018
6,353Douglas CottonSep 07, 2018
6,352Robert OganSep 02, 2018
6,351Jill IganSep 02, 2018
6,350Chuck JensenSep 01, 2018
6,349Allison McDuffieAug 31, 2018
6,348Richelle Moodie Aug 31, 2018
6,347Rookie CastelAug 31, 2018
6,346Dianna Owh Aug 30, 2018
6,345Chelsea GlassAug 29, 2018
6,344Taylor GeilAug 29, 2018
6,343Melissa StewartAug 29, 2018
6,342Stacey Crosby Aug 29, 2018
6,341Katysara FarsaniAug 28, 2018
6,340Lori JonesAug 28, 2018
6,339Linda Richarson Aug 28, 2018
6,338Sabra RitterAug 28, 2018
6,337Eunice Gonzalez Aug 28, 2018
6,336Claudia SinnottAug 28, 2018
6,335Sue RubyAug 28, 2018
6,334Debbie LynchAug 28, 2018
6,333Heidi BorlandAug 28, 2018
6,332Lauren MerendaAug 28, 2018
6,331Nicole EdissAug 28, 2018
6,330Donald SpragueAug 28, 2018
6,329Caitlin McNulty Aug 28, 2018
6,328Katen LomeliAug 28, 2018
6,327Ling HungAug 28, 2018
6,326susanne plumleyAug 28, 2018
6,325Damon BennettAug 28, 2018
6,324Carla FincherAug 28, 2018





About Mike Glenn

Mike is the founder and publisher of Save Newport and Chair of Government Relations for the Elks Lodge. He writes, shoots photos, and edits, but much of the time, he's just "the IT guy". He can be reached at: Google+, Facebook, or via email, at