• The Point Reyes Beach as viewed from the Point Reyes Headlands

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Fun For the Whole Family at the 2000 Annual Beach Cleanup at Point Reyes National Seashore

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Date: September 13, 2000
Contact: Melinda Repko, 415-464-5134

Join Point Reyes National Seashore in its annual Beach Clean-up titled "Time to Clean the Coast". Last year residents throughout Marin County collected over 17,000 pounds of trash and 3,000 pounds of recyclable materials! Come get empowered and do something positive for the environment. Tallies will be noted for the kinds of trash collected. The California Coastal Commission collects data to document the types of pollution on our beaches and their potential points of origin. You can make a difference.

This year, the event is set for Saturday, September 16th. Participants will meet at the Limantour Beach parking lot at 9:30 am. Wear outdoor attire; layered clothing, sunscreen, hat, and bring water and garden gloves if you have them. Each participant receives a free water filter for his or her efforts. Come have fun at the beach and tell your friends or bring a group.

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Did You Know?

Fog-filled valley with yellow twilight glow over a ridge in the background. © John B. Weller.

The rich, lush environment of Point Reyes heavily depends on the fog. During rainless summers, fog can account for 1/3 of the ecosystem's water input. But recent studies have indicated that there has been about a 30 percent reduction in fog during the last 100 years here in coastal California. More...