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Staff at the Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel were amongst dozens who gathered for a Step It Up action event on Montara State Beach on April 14. During this National Day of Climate Action, citizens concerned about the catastrophic effects of global warming rallied together at more than 1,000 events across the country, to urge Congress to cut carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050. The events were part of the Step It Up campaign, the largest day of citizen action focusing on global warming in our nation's history.
The Pigeon Point Lighthouse is one of 25 finalists being considered for preservation funding through a joint initiative from American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and YOUR vote can help make it happen!
Each November, thousands of visitors gather to witness the annual lighting of the original first-order Fresnel lens at Pigeon Point Lighthouse, and to celebrate the anniversary of the first lighting more than 130 years ago. The annual celebration, instituted by Hostelling International more than a decade ago, has become so popular that the California State Parks department now acts as master of ceremonies by inviting the U.S. Coast Guard to switch the lights, and local community and environmental organizations participate as well.