Via Facebook, we were asked yesterday about “red signs” at Alki. Went looking for them – didn’t see them – then checked with the Parks Department; spokesperson Joelle Ligon tells us signs are posted for a temporary ban on non-cooking fires, while “small gas-powered equipment” is off-limits too:
We have imposed a temporary burn restriction at Golden Gardens and Alki beaches. Signs have been posted on site at Golden Gardens Park and at Alki Beach. We have notified the Seattle Police Department of the temporary beach fire restriction so that they may help us enforce it. The gas-powered equipment means Grounds Maintenance and Natural Resources Unit crews will cease using gas powered blowers,weed trimmers, hedgers, hand pushed mowers, etc. until Monday August 3, when the ban is lifted.
On a weather-related note: What little wind there is, is now coming from a different direction, possibly the signal that the worst truly is over. Temperatures are about 10 degrees cooler than this time yesterday, so that’s a good sign too.