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.

SUCCESS!

 

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.
From: http://www.cityofpacifica.org/depts/police/safety_n_disaster/fireworks.asp

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:

Tips for a Green 4th of July

 



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