Styrofoam washed up on Linda Mar

A substantial amount of styrofoam washed up on Linda Mar Wednesday, Sept 29th. Pacific Beach Coalition, Jim Fithian and Antony Luxton were on the scene within hours along with local residents rushing to pick up thousands of pieces of foam before the incoming tide. 

The foam pieces appeared to be marine debris from the insulation of an old boat.  It was very sad to see how much of the styrofoam had broken down into tiny little pieces getting caught in the sand and seaweed, spread along the high tide of Linda Mar Beach and rolling in the water’s edge.  Large bags, gloves and buckets were brought out to help collect the pieces.  One local resident brought a wheelbarrow to help with heavy bags.  Large pieces were gathered quickly but it took quite a long time to collect most of the tiny pieces.  A total of 80lbs was collected.  With the quick response of the Pacific Beach Coalition, environmentally harmful debris was prevented from impacting local wildlife and going back into the ocean. 

The Pacific Beach Coalition would like to thank the local residents for caring about their environment and reacting quickly to help. The Pacific Beach Coalition is dedicated to preserving the ocean, coastal habitat and wildlife, and ending litter, through advocacy, education, community building, and citizen action.

We appreciate everyone who supports Pacific Beach Coalition’s work and educational programs. Thank you for helping us to protect our beautiful ocean and coastline by donating money, time or both! Your dollars will go towards our ongoing educational efforts (such as the Naturalists program) and our beach cleanups and habitat restoration efforts along the coastal trail. Thank you so much for any contribution, big or small!