Fireworks on Our Beaches
Why It Matters: Our age-old patriotic tradition of exploding packages of toxic chemicals in the air is not without its environmental drawbacks. Fireworks debris pollutes our ocean, and can adversely impact water quality, air quality, and wildlife through debris and toxic contaminant pollution. Our Earth Heroes have collaborated with civic groups and elected leaders to come to sensible solutions that reduce their impact on Pacifica’s beaches.
- Join us in keeping the “land of the free, free of debris” by participating in our annual Post 4th of July Cleanup, held the morning after Independence Day, to collect and remove fireworks debris before it becomes harmful marine debris when the tides roll in and take it out to the ocean. We lead this effort every year to support the City of Pacifica’s fireworks restrictions on our beaches.
- Be informed about our city’s regulations on the use of fireworks on our beaches.
- If you celebrate with fireworks, leave no trace by making sure you properly dispose of the debris. Review the City of Pacifica’s fireworks information.
- Read Pacifica’s ordinance.
Learn More About Pacifica’s Fireworks on Beaches Restrictions:
- My Turn Fireworks, The Next Step Pacifica Tribune | Sept 17 2013
- Firework Teams give back to the ocean Pacifica Tribune | Aug 20 2013
- Show Pride for Our Beaches and Clean Up This July Fourth Pacifica Patch | Jul 3 2013
- Legal fireworks allowed on beach, but only in designated area Pacifica Tribune | Jul 2 2013
- Alternative ways to celebrate the 4th of July Pacifica Tribune | Jul 2 2013
- Fourth of July fireworks all but banned from Pacifica’s beaches San Jose Mercury News | Jun 12 2013
- City Council bans fireworks on half of Linda Mar Beach Pacifica Tribune | Jun 11 2013
- Tight firework restrictions recommended for Pacifica beaches San Jose Mercury News | Jun 10 2013
- Fireworks task force appointed Pacifica Patch | Feb 12 2013
- Pacifica Environmentalist Group Petitions for Beach Fireworks Ban Pacifica Patch | July 25 2012