Congratulations to our volunteers, site captains and supporters for contributing to a fantastic Earth Day of Action & Festival 2013! Join us at Happy Hour this Thursday April 25th to celebrate at the Surf Spot, 4627 Pacific Coast
A HUGE shout out to this year's sponsors: City of Pacifica, County of San Mateo, Pedro Point Surf Club, Pacifica’s Environmental Family, North Coast County Water District, Recology, Safeway and Pacific Manor Paint & Hardware, and Mazzetti's Bakery
TAKE ACTION ...
Lend a hand during clean up and restoration activities happening at
sites throughout Pacifica during this 9th annual event. Together we can continue to keep our parks, neighborhoods, and shorelines clean, safe, and beautiful for everyone!This year's event honors the Sharks of the Sea because most shark species are threatened by finning, long line fishing, and environmental challenges.
Who can participate? Adults, kids, families, seniors, students, groups, teams, businesses, volunteers, anyone!
Where will cleanups take place? At organized sites throughout Pacifica. You can also register your own site.
How can I take action? Just follow these THREE EASY STEPS:
STEP 1 - FIND A SITE AND REGISTER
Click on the placemarks on the site clean up map below for more information, or view the full map for a complete list of sites.
Individuals and/or Families: Register Now to join an organized clean up at one of the dozen of Earth Day sites - see map below. Or you can ADOPT A SPOT - see list of sites in need below.
Groups and/or Teams
(i.e, scout troops, school/civic/church groups, co-worker teams, etc)
To sign up to work together as a group and make a difference at a needy spot, or create your own site around your home, neighborhood, park or playground, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. -
see list of ADOPT A SPOT sites in need below
Businesses: Sign up to clean up around your business, or ADOPT A SPOT - see list of sites in need below.
PLEASE NOTE: Updated site information will be updated as Earth Day approaches -- please check back for updates.
STEP 2 - DOWNLOAD & COMPLETE WAIVER FORM
Learn more about sharks, our Earth Day of Action honoree:
[Credit: McGuire - www.sharkstewards.org]
STEP 3 - ARRIVE AT YOUR SITE ON SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013:
Don't forget to pick up trash and debris while heading to your site.
Grab a bag and glove from home and start the cleanup on your way!
*Note: PBC will also have clean-up supplies available for registered volunteers.
THEN CELEBRATE ... Join Us for the Post-Clean Up Earth Day Festival!
WHEN: 11:30am - 3:00pm
The Festival will feature more than 30 booths hosted by environmental & community groups and local businesses, a special presentation emceed by Pedro Point Surf Club's very own Greg Cochran, engaging activities, live music, kids entertainment, refreshments and an afternoon of fun, including:
WHERE: Linda Mar State Beach (south parking lot)
LIVE MUSIC featuring Celia Malheiros, Drifting Sand and Matt Jaffe & the Distractions
ENTERTAINMENT by Pacifica's own Sardine Family Circus
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: David McGuire, Shark Conservationist
SPECIAL GUESTS: Lincoln Shaw from the hit series Whale Wars on Animal Planet, and Mike Vasey from the Pacifica Land Trust
The Pacifica Land Trust, Sea Shepherds, Marine Mammal Center, Surfrider Foundation, Shark Stewards, Shorebird Alliance, Turtle Island Restoration Network, San Mateo County Parks Foundation, GGNRA/Parks Conservancy, RecycleWorks, SMC Water Pollution Prevention Program and Tuolumne River Trust are among the many organizations in attendance with more than 30 awesome booths to visit and learn more about our environment. PLUS, participate in a totebag decoration & give-a-way hosted by Sanchez Art Center, Whale Walk compliments of American Cetacean Society, Shark Stroll compliments of Skyline College, Segway demonstrations, plantings offered by Pacifica Garden Club, the petting zoo presented by Friendly Pony Parties & Barnyard Pals, and more! Check back for on-going updates on the festivities!
ADOPT A SPOT
Please email email@example.com to
ADOPT A SPOT
Litter Hot Spots/Sites in Need of Adoption During & After Earth Day of Action 2013:
The BAG BAN IS COMING APRIL 22nd ... CALL OUT FOR CLEAN REUSBALE TOTE BAGS
How many clean reusable bags do you have stuffed into corners and crevices under the sink or in the closet? SHARE THEM!
Participate in the TOTE BAG EXCHANGE to promote the use of reusable bags. Spread the word about this wonderful way to celebrate Earth Day and support the upcoming plastic bag ban through advocacy and community action! There are TWO ways to participate:
1. Bring them to the Sanchez Art Center booth on Saturday, April 20, 2013 11:30-3:00 pm at the Earth Day of Action Festival to share with others -- a great way to kick off Pacifica's latest environmental achievement sponsored by Sanchez Art Center in conjunction with the PBC .... OR
2. Drop off ahead of time at the collection box at the Community Center so you don't have to remember to bring them to the festival. Sponsored Pacifica's Park Beaches & Recreation supporting PBC efforts now until April 18th.
Become a Volunteer!
The Pacifica Beach Coalition is
dedicated to preserving the ocean, coastal habitat and wildlife, and ending litter, through advocacy, education, community building, and citizen action. If you are interested in helping us with our mission, you are invited to join our group.
Opportunities to help are numerous and all skills are appreciated.
For more information, please call 650-355-1668, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out our