BREAKING NEWS: Pacifica Beach Coalition has been awarded 2014-2015 Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris Cleanup grant from the California Coastal Commission for second consecutive year.  

Read more and sign up to participate in these important cleanups here.   

Sign up and head out to Linda Mar Beach or Mussel Rock this Saturday, September 20 from 9:00-11:00 am during California Coastal Cleanup Day to join our team searching for possible tsunami debris.


Help keep debris off our beaches, out of our ocean and waterways!  It’s that time of year when the state’s largest volunteer event gives all Californians the chance to learn about and actively participate in conserving coastal resources during Coastal Clean Up Day 2014

WHEN: Saturday September 20th 
TAKE ACTION:  9:00 am - 11:00 am 
@ clean up sites throughout Pacifica 

Followed by No-Host Celebration 11:30 am 
on the Patio @ The Surf Spot, Pacifica
Join the PBC to pick up and clear away debris collecting along our beaches, parks, shoreline, creeks, parking lots and neighborhood streets from Mussel Rock to Sweeney Ridge to Pedro Point.   Are you ready for some action?  SIGN UP TODAY

Who can participate? Adults, kids, families, seniors, students, groups, teams, businesses, volunteers, anyone!
Where will cleanups take place? At organized sites throughout Pacifica, at Mussel Rock and in Half Moon Bay. You can also register your own site.
How can I take action? Follow these THREE EASY STEPS

STEP 1 - FIND A SITE & REGISTER: Click on the placemarks on the clean up map to view a complete list of sites. 

  • Individuals and/or Families:  Register Now to join an organized clean up at one of the sites - see map below.  Or find an ADOPT A HOT SPOT site here. 
  • 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 hot spot, or create your own site around your home, neighborhood, park or playground, email
  • Businesses: Sign up to clean up around your business, or find an ADOPT A HOT SPOT site here.

STEP 2 - DOWNLOAD, PRINT & COMPLETE WAIVER FORM: Download, print and complete a Waiver Form [PDF] for each person in your household participating in CCUD 2014.  Please bring your completed waiver form with you to the cleanup and submit to the site captain at check-in.

STEP 3 - ARRIVE AT YOUR SITE ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20:  Don't forget to pick up trash and debris while heading to your site. Grab a bag and glove from home and cleanup while on your way! 

BRING - Your completed waiver form (hard copy) to submit to site captain. 
WEAR - Proper clothing (i.e. close-toed shoes, sunscreen, hat, and layers). 
BRING - Reusable clean up supplies to reduce waste (bags, bucket, gloves, water bottle, etc.).*

*Note: PBC will also have clean-up supplies available for registered volunteers. 

Download Coastal Clean Up Day's official LITTER CLEAN UP DATA CARD [PDF].
Read the Official 2014 Event Release from the California Coastal Commission here.     View 2014 video here.


A fiberglass skiff possibly from Japan, which may or may not be from the 2011 tsunami disaster, recently washed ashore at Mussel Rock (near Avalon Canyon in Daly City) 
in August 2014. The site’s Adopt A Beach team discovered the skiff and went the extra mile to alert proper authorities to begin to identify and arrange for its removal. It is yet to be determined if the skiff displaying Japanese writing originates from the 2011 tsunami, though it is a similar risk coming from waters that allow foreign organisms (aquatic invasive species) to grow and then be transported to our fragile coastal environment.

It is the third boat to come to shore in California since 2011, and is an example of how the Pacifica Beach Coalition and authorities are reacting as they would to any tsunami-related debris.  It was evaluated for radiation, although the risk is unlikely because the Fukoshima nuclear meltdown and subsequent leakage occurred after the tsunami spread debris far and wide.

It is expected the Japanese consulate will receive information on the findings to reach out to the government of Japan to try to identify an original owner and determine whether the boat was lost during the tsunami.  See more images here.  Read Pacifica Tribune article here 

Join the Pacifica Beach Coalition For Upcoming Events

SAVE THE DATE: Pacifica's Fog Fest 2014 

September 27-28th

10:00 am - 6:00 pm Along Palmetto Ave

Join the Weekly Green Team Clean Ups @ Mazzetti's Bakery 
9:00 - 10:00 am
View our 2014 Calendar for specific dates.  

Read the Latest PBC e-News: Tsunami Debris, Coastal Cleanup Day & More!

More PBC News:

30th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day is September 20

-  Learn more and see the photos and the action with Genentech Gives Back 2014,  visit us on Facebook

Pacifica Beach Coalition receives Chicken of the Sea Award    

- Learn more about Earth Day of Action & EcoFest 2014, event sponsors and local business contributors here.   For highlights, photos and sentiments on what happened during Earth Week, Earth Day of Action & EcoFest, visit us on Facebook
6th Annual Surf Movie Benefit in partnership with Pedro Point Surf Club supporting Earth Day of Action 2014 is a SUCCESS as GIGANTIC as Maverick's monster waves with an incredibly inspiring story and amazing guests!
- Pacifica Beach Coalition Receives “2013 Outstanding Community Organization” PLUS Additional Commendations during Pacifica Chamber of Commerce 2014 Awards 
- Pacifica's Plastic Bag Ban Effective April 22, 2013 - Bring A Bag Every Time You Shop!     


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. 
Complete and submit our Online Volunteer Registration Form.  
For more info, call 650-355-1668, or email



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