"Editor: I've publicly stood silent on the issue of Fireworks all the while knowing that it is a horrible contradiction to the health of the ocean and wildlife. On Wednesday night two PBC members walked the tidal zone at Linda Mar from 8:30 to 10:30 to remove what they could before the high tide of over 6' came in at midnight.
|Clean up? We're gone|
What I learned from this teams experience picking up 4th of July litter makes me realize that having fireworks at the beach is crazy, unhealthy and against our values as a community that cares for the environment. We work far too hard removing litter from the beaches and streets all year long to turn our back on the 4th of July and openly allow it. Even people who want to pick up their firework remnants can't find them in the dark. Sand covers up much of the debris which pops up into view the next day or the next, or months later for that matter. And how much debris is washed out with the tides to saturate the water with toxins and choke fish, birds, and mammals along its way?
|Yikes, its that time of year again|
Posted by Kathy Meeh