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Beach Fire Management


Beach Fire Management Report 2005
This report represents information about Seattle Parks and Recreation’s 2005 experience with
outdoor recreational beach fires in our parks. Golden Gardens and Alki Beach account for
nearly all of the wood smoke emissions generated on park land, as Parks currently allows
beach fires in the provided rings in those parks.
 » Beach Fire Management Report (2005) (PDF)

Impacts of Parks Beach Fires 2004
In 2002, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) issued Parks a Notice of Violation (NOV) for "allowing" illegal fuels to be burned at Alki Beach. Parks responded by increasing 2003 staffing levels at Golden Gardens and Alki beaches during peak times to educate people on beach fire rules and regulations. This reduced illegal fuels burned on our beaches by 50% (to 177 tons annually), and illegal fires by 30%.
» Impacts of Parks Beach Fires (2004) (PDF)

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Updated May 3, 2007
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