Major 2018 Success: No More Green Smoke Bombs Fireworks
Every year, despite the fireworks law in order, our volunteers pick up thousands of pound of burnt fireworks on the beaches but this year, thanks to our actions, we have some good news to report!!
The green smoke bombs that leave the green plastic half circles (as shown in picture below) have been removed from the Pacifica Firework sales because of our advocacy showing how many we’ve found at the beaches after the 4th and all year long.
By documenting the problem and raising awareness, the firework supplier removed them from the Pacifica Sales.
For the last 3 years we collected them and showed them to council and at the Fireworks Task force meetings.
This year for the first time they have been removed from the kits.
IMPORTANT Reminder: Illegal fireworks are prohibited on all Pacifica beaches according to the California Health and Safety Code. There are NO fireworks of any type allowed on any beaches in the City of Pacifica, except for a defined portion of Pacifica State Beach/Linda Mar. There are also two other sites where legal “safe and sane” fireworks are allowed. Legal fireworks must have the State Fire Marshal seal of approval.
If you want to help us cleanup the beaches after the 4th of July, please join us:
|Cleanup Date||Time||Location||Meeting Place|
|Thur. July 5th||7:30AM to 9:30AM||Linda Mar State Beach||In the main parking lot|
|Thur. July 5th||7:30AM to 9:30AM||Rockaway Beach||/!\ In the south lot|
|Thur. July 5th||7:30AM to 9:30AM||Sharp Park Beach||At the start of the levee|
|Sat. July 7th||9AM to 11AM||Rockaway||In the north lot at usual|
|Sun. July 14th||9AM to 11AM||Sharp Park||At the start of the levee|
|Sat. July 21th||9AM to 11AM||Linda Mar State Beach||In the main parking lot|
Who can participate?
Adults, kids, families, seniors, students, groups, teams, businesses, volunteers, anyone!
REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!
If you can’t make it to a cleanup but still would like to make a difference, read our article about how you can have a green 4th of July celebration: