Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Earth Day in Pacifica, April 21, 2012

Pacifica Tribune/author unknown, 4/9/12. "Earth Day projects in Pacifica."

Green Sea Turtle
The Pacifica Beach Coalition invites you to lend a hand throughout Pacifica on Saturday, April 21, in honor of Earth Day. Teams of people and scores of volunteers will garden, plant trees, restore habitat, and pick up litter from Pacifica's beaches, bluffs, creeks, parking lots, streets, and schoolyards between 9 and 11:30 a.m. Individuals can choose from dozens of sites while groups small or large can register in advance and work together and adopt a "Hot Spot Project" in need. Go to www.pacificabeachcoalition.org to view all the locations. 

You can also be Turtley Cool and Take Action by joining us at Linda Mar Beach (south Parking lot) for our Earth Day Celebration! We'll have activities for the whole family, including live performances by Haunted By Heroes, Ian and the Humpbacks and Jim Ocean; featured speakers including Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, Dr Chris Pincetich, and Jackie Speier; and booths including Sea Turtle Restoration project, the Marine Mammal Center, and many more organizations; kids activities; and more. 

This year's Earth Day efforts will be dedicated to the magnificent sea turtle. These ancient sea dwellers have been around since before dinosaurs! Sadly, all seven species of sea turtle are now either critically endangered or threatened. Pollution and plastic debris in the ocean are among the top threats to sea turtles. Help us keep the ocean free of plastic debris this Earth Day by joining the cleanup efforts. Read more.

Related articleNational Geographic Daily News/John Roach, 4/6/10. "Sea Turtles Netted", with pictures. 

Posted by Kathy Meeh 

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