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Dogs’ Best Friend: Dix Hills Resident Works for Access at Long Island Parks, Newsday, by Arlene Gross
Profile on LI-DOG President Ginny Munger Kahn Highlights Group’s Strategy and Success
Thank you, Arlene Gross and Newsday, for publishing a great profile on LI-DOG President Ginny Munger Kahn on Jan. 28th! The story highlights LI-DOG’s strategy and success in working with elected officials to create 10 dog parks and dozens of dog-friendly trails and parks on Long Island over its 20-plus year history. The profile puts the spotlight on LI-DOG’s efforts to create dog parks in West Hills, Blydenburgh, Eisenhower and Oyster Bay parks as well as its work to get on-leash dog walking approved in Huntington’s Heckscher Park and select Nassau County parks.
The extensive profile, which quotes Ginny’s long-time colleagues Peggy Heijmen and Chris Laubis, also includes comments from New York State Assemblyman Steve Stern and Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino describing their work with LI-DOG to create dog parks and dog-friendly on-leash walking trails in parks. Among the keys to LI-DOG’s success, the article notes: avoiding opposition from local communities and persistence. Next up on LI-DOG’s “to dog” list: beach access. To read the full story, go to: Newsday Dogs Best Friend: Dix Hills Resident Works for Access at Long Island Parks.