No Bonfires for the Christmas Ships this Year

2014-12-01_1035UPDATE 12/2/2014: The burn ban has been lifted.  Hoorah!

Apparently the Grinch IS green and eco-friendly. This just in from the City of Seattle:


Ed Murray, Mayor

Christopher Williams, Acting Superintendent


For immediate release

December 1, 2014

Contact:  David Takami 206-684-7241


Burn ban in effect: Beach fires prohibited at Golden Gardens Park and Alki Beach Park

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) has issued a burn ban for King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

For Seattle Parks and Recreation, this means that beach fires at Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. SW, and Golden Gardens Park, 8498 Seaview Ave. NW, are prohibited until the PSCAA lifts the ban. Bonfires lit for on-shore Christmas Ship events will also be affected.

The ban, due to stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, was issued on November 30, 2014, and will be in effect until further notice. The purpose of a burn ban is to reduce the amount of pollution that is creating unhealthy air.

Violation of the ban can result in a $1,000 fine from the PSCAA.

For more information on burn ban please visit the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency at

The Christmas Ships will be at Alki and cruising past Beach Drive to Lowman Beach on December 13, 2014.


  1. Before everybody panics, please note that this is only while the burn ban lasts. I somehow doubt it will still be in effect December 13th, unless we have another round of stagnation *after* the rain returns later this week.

  2. I hope it doesn’t last, Tracy… the City did specifically include mentioning the Christmas ships and Alki Beach… fingers with mittens crossed!

  3. Well…the burn ban was just for one day…the city has removed it


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