Fire Safe Fourth of July at Point Reyes National Seashore - 2004
Contact: John Dell’Osso, 415-464-5135
Our national parks are public landscapes that heal our spirit and give us solace. These special uniquely American places also afford us an opportunity to reflect on our history, heritage and culture. With every July 4th holiday, the safety and the security of our visitors are our top priority.
Point Reyes National Seashore joins many other parks in the San Francisco Bay Area in enforcing a ban on all fireworks. The Seashore hosts an incredible diversity of wildlife that can be seriously impacted by the noise of fireworks. With an early wildfire season in the Western U.S., and the potential risk of wildfires locally, the park is asking all visitors to be especially “fire safe” this year and help to ensure no wildfires are started. All visitors to Point Reyes National Seashore should be extremely cautious due to the dry conditions this year. Beach fire permits are required and available at the park visitor centers.
Superintendent Don Neubacher stated, “We strive to ensure park visitors may enjoy a safe and fun Fourth of July. Drakes Beach has traditionally been popular with the local community and we welcome visitors and families to park beaches for a safe holiday.” He also stated, “The park wants to be extremely cautious because of the potential for wildfires this year.”
For more information, please contact the Ranger Office at (415) 464-5170.
Did You Know?
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...