Category Archives: Local and Global News

The Snowy Plover are Back!

Remember when you came to help us install a fence to protect the Snowy Plovers back in August 2014? Well, our volunteers discovered a special treat at Saturday’s beach planting & cleanup. Sixteen Snowy Plovers were spotted hunkered down in the sand outside of their fence or foraging for kelp flies and beach hoppers. Last year no more than 8 were spotted at one

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No Butts On Our Beaches!

Did You Know? Pacifica’s beaches have been in the smoke-free zone since 2006. Spread the word to help keep harmful butt litter out of the environment and protect our beautiful coastline! Read more about the campaign that created Northern California’s first smoke-free beaches and pier, and about the toxic impact You can make a difference by supporting our current campaign

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Spring 2015 Naturalist Training Program

Sign Up for the Spring 2015 Naturalist Training Program: Love whales? Want an interesting and fun volunteer opportunity? Become a SF Bay ACS Chapter Naturalist! This will be a 6 week course 6:30-9:30 pm. Wednesdays: 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22. Location: Saylor’s Restaurant, upstairs Cabo Wabo Room, 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA. For more details see our Naturalist Program page,

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5 Trillion Pieces of Floating Plastic

A major new study of the world’s oceans has reached a shocking conclusion: Thanks to humans, there are now over 5 trillion pieces of plastic, weighing more than 250,000 tons, floating in water around the world. With a global population of about 7.2 billion, that’s nearly 700 pieces per person. The study, published in the journal PLOS One by Marcus Eriksen of theFive

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We Recycle Cigarette Butts

For the past few months, Pacifica Beach Coalition has been recycling the cigarette butts collected during the beach cleanups! Have you heard of Terra Cycle? TerraCycle is a highly-awarded, international upcycling and recycling company that collects difficult-to-recycle packaging and products and repurposes the material into affordable, innovative products. TerraCycle is widely considered the world’s leader in the collection and reuse of

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