PBC e-News, Vol.1 Issue 1 - Winter 2015
Highlights on: STYROFOAM  

Every year without warning Pacifica Beach Coalition members and beach walkers experience
styrofoam events on our beaches and especially at the Secret Waterfall. It happened again on New Years Day 2015 and Esplanade Site Captain, Claudia Reinhart, discovered thousands of styrofoam caught under iceplant and behind logs at the mouth of the Secret Waterfall. 
Where it comes from or how it gets there is still a mystery. 
Unfortunately, there is little we can do to clean up the thousands of small pieces before the tides come in and take it all out to sea again. From these episodes, we have learned from experience to "SAY NO TO STYROFOAM" to eliminate any releases into the environment. We also know that the PBC members are out there doing all they can when these incidents happen to recover as much of the debris as is possible.
Say no to styrofoam and if by chance you receive some that can not be reused or recycled, bag it safely and deeply in your garage can to prevent its escape into our environment and eventually the ocean! Thank you.
01/23 Movie:  Vanishing of the Bees
Little Bee, Big Mystery 

We will start the year with a Friday Night Documentary Film. This event is FREE & held in partnership with Pacifica Libraries. We will have guests speakers including an experienced beekeeper to answer all your questions and learn more about these incredible insects. 
When: January 23rd 2015 at 7PM  
Where: Sharp Park Library, Pacifica 

Synopsis: Filming across the US, in Europe, Australia and Asia, this documentary examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between mankind and mother earth. Narrated by Ellen Page. TRT 90 min. More info on the official website.  
03/01 Movie: Step Into Liquid
The Legendary Surf Documentary 
For the 7th year we are proud to work with the Pedro Point Surf Club to bring you our surf movie fundraiser to benefit the Earth Day of Action and EcoFest Event scheduled for April 18th. In addition to bringing you a special line up of surfers, producers and stars related to the movie, we will also broadcast a preview of It Ain't Pretty, a film about women who surf in San Francisco's Ocean Beach. Surf stars, Producer, Director and other incredible guests will be here as well! 
When: Sunday, March 1st 2015 at 1PM & 5PM matinees 
Where: Mildred Owen Concert Hall
Come see Step Into Liquid, a story about the greatest surfers in the world surfing the biggest waves around the world!
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Online purchase starting February 1st. Find other tickets at local stores from Pacifica to Half Moon Bay, locations will be communicated soon. 
Japanese Tsunami Debris Cleanups
Following the Pacifica Beach Coalition's successful participation in the 2013 & 2014 Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris Cleanup Program, the PBC was invited again by the California Coastal Commission (CCC) to lead these important cleanups in 2015 along the San Mateo County coastline. We're thrilled to renew this partnership and to continue this important program with volunteers like YOU!

When: February 22nd at 9AM - Linda Mar, Pacifica 
           February 28th at 9AM - Mussel Rock, Daly City
           April 18th at 9AM - Linda Mar & Mussel Rock
More information here. If you are interested, please fill up the form or send us an email

Upcoming Beach Cleanups
Mussel Rock - Helen will be your Site Captain
   When: Saturday, Jan. 24th from 9 to 11am
   Where: We will meet at the end of Westline Drive at the Mussel Rock Car Park. Daly City.

Pillar Point - Celine will be your Site Captain 
   When: Saturday, Jan. 31st from 9 to 11am
   Where: We will meet on the Coastal Trail in front of the RV park between Sam's Chowder House and Surfer's Beach. Pillar Point Harbor, Half Moon Bay. 
01/22 Cheers: Social Hour
Every third Thursday of the month we our Social Committee organizes a Social Hour. It is a great opportunity to meet new volunteers and long timers. Don't forget to bring the weirdest, funniest, creepiest piece of litter you found at your last cleanup, prizes will be given away!

When: Thursday Januray 22nd, from 6:30PM to 8:30PM 
Where: Paisano's Italian restaurant in the Pacific Manor shopping Center. 
4/18 Action: Earth Day & EcoFest
Every year for the past 11 years, PBC has been cleaning up beaches and streets along the San Mateo coastline and organizing the Eco Fest bringing the general public and the local environmental organizations together.We would love to see you again in 2015!

When: Saturday April 18th, Action at 9AM, EcoFest at 11.30AM
Where: From Daly City to Half Moon Bay. Beaches, Schools & Neighborhood. Details to come.

More information about the previous Earth Day of Action here.  
Go Ahead send us an email to sign up your team today!
"Bee the Change, Bee an Earth Hero"
Site Captain
Would like to help as a site captain? Yes! Contact us today and we will train & support you.
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Tobacco Litter
Cigarette butts continue to be the #1 item polluting our coastline. 4250 were collected at Sharp Park Beach & streets on Sunday, Jan 18th alone.
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If You Like Clean Beaches, Like Us on Facebook!
Volunteers and Members of Pacifica Beach Coalition love clean beaches and we think that it is important to spread the word and increase awareness. Therefore, we created a Facebook Page in order to show the World all the great things we have been doing and will keep on doing! We also wanted to be closer to you and give you a better opportunity to connect with us. So, if you like us, love clean beaches and want to make this World a better place, don't be afraid, show your love and like us on Facebook. This would mean a lot to us! Show Your Love! 

Happy 2015 to you and yours!  If your resolution is to do more for Mother Earth, consider joining the PBC Team.   We meet monthly and have a lot of fun working in teams!  We can use your skills, input, and voice! 
And, don't forget to mark your calendar and join our weekly beach cleanups. If not you, who? If not now, when??? Look for more PBC news in your inbox throughout the year. Thank you for all you do  to protect our environment!
Lynn Adams
Pacifica Beach Coalition, President
2013 Cox Conserves Hero - Bay Area Award winner