Category Archives: Local and Global News

Honoree 2017: Dolphins & Porpoises

The community has spoken: PBC’s 2017 honoree is the Dolphin and the Porpoise!   Although porpoises and dolphins are a protected species, these marine mammals are known to be hunted for food or as bait for other marine animals. In commercial areas porpoises and dolphins may end up getting caught in fishing nets or other types of fishing equipment. They

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Whoaa, Check Out Our 2016 Successes!

Pacifica Beach Coalition 2016 Successes, So Far…   Some Numbers: 2013/14* 2015 2016 Volunteers 11,894 11,603 12,283 Trash in LBS 18,244 16,475 15,032 Recycle in LBS 4,814 2,370 3,509 Green Waste in LBS 11,608 23,789 38,878 Cig. Butts Didn’t Count 89,162 136,662 Cig. Butts (Pots) Didn’t Have Pots 3,733 32,372 EcoPots Didn’t Have Pots 2,699 3,409 * Since April 2013

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The Whale Tail License Plate Helps Us

The WHALE TAIL® License Plate sponsored by the California Coastal Commission gives drivers a way to help protect and restore the priceless resources of California’s coast and ocean. The Coastal Commission uses these funds to support many worthy coastal education efforts like the ones leaded by Pacifica Beach Coalition, but also the annual Coastal Cleanup Day which each fall turns

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California Law Would Ban Butts — From Cigarettes, That Is

“Cigarette filters leach dangerous chemicals into the environment, kill animals that eat them, and cause communities to spend millions of taxpayer dollars for clean-up,” Stone said in a press release. “California has many laws in place to curtail cigarette litter, but people continue to illegally discard tons of cigarette butts each year. The current laws aren’t sufficient to address this

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