REGISTER TODAY FOR THE 22ND ANNUAL MLK CLEANUP & PLANTING
Time: Cleanup from 9am to 10am & Planting from 10am to Noon.
Where to Meet: Cleanup: At the southern end of the main parking lot (near Taco Bell). Planting: North on the beach along the bike path past the Crespi intersection.
Parking: Fee to park. However, when you check in, site captains provide a parking pass good for use during your participation in the cleanup. Should you stay beyond cleanup hours, fees apply. Fee for parking is $4 for up to four hours, $8 all day; $50 for an annual pass, available at www.cityofpacifica.org.
Cleanup Areas: The parking lots, promenade and the beach.
Supplies: Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own buckets, reusable gloves and gardening tools. Extra gloves, buckets and specific tools for this site cleanup will be provided while supplies last. Because we are never sure of the weather, make sure to bring extra layers, a hat, sunblock, water and snacks.
Restrooms: Yes (with outdoor showers at parking lot). Open 6am-10pm.
Dogs: Permitted on leash on beach. Use caution around the seasonal fencing installed to protect the federally endangered western snowy plover. Please be responsible and pick up your dog waste.
Fires or BBQ grills and glass containers: Prohibited on beach.
Fireworks: Read the City of Pacifica’s Restrictions on the use of fireworks at Linda Mar Beach.
Smoking: Prohibited on beach. Linda Mar is a smoke-free beach under City of Pacifica ordinance subject to fines for violation since 2006.
Wildlife & Habitat Protection: Seasonal fencing is installed to protect the federally endangered Western Snowy Plover. Installed north of the Crespi path entrance on the west side of the dunes, it will remain in place until the plovers leave in mid-April and be removed in mid-August. In Pacifica, snowy plovers over-winter – usually arriving mid-August and leaving sometime in March or April. During this time they fatten up on rich protein diet of kelp flies, beach hoppers, other insects and small invertebrates washed up on the beach, and occasionally in the back dunes. When not foraging, snowy plovers nestle down in the sand, low enough to be warmed by radiant heat and still have a view out to the sea.