S.F. Sued for 'Killing' Endangered Species at Sharp Park Golf Course

It came as no surprise to city leaders when conservation groups slapped them with a lawsuit today, accusing the Recreation and Park Department of perpetually killing endangered species at Sharp Park Golf Course.

The suit — which was filed today in San Francisco Superior Court — is just the latest turn in a tug-o-war between the city and environmentalists over the future of the financially-troubled golf course.

Environmental groups, including Wild Equity Institute and the Center for Biological Diversity, say there is extensive evidence that the city has not protected the California gartner snake and the red-legged frog — the two endangered species at the golf course.

“It's clear that the city's plan to protect endangered species at Sharp Park has failed miserably,” said Jeff Miller, conservation advocate for the Center of Biological Diversity.

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