CoastWatch Beachwalk—Mile 194

August 26, 2021 - 11:00 AM
CoastWatch Mile 194
Smelt Sands State Recreation Site
Yachats, OR

Rocky habitat on Mile 194.\Photo by Laura Tietjen.

CoastWatch Volunteer Coordinator Jesse Jones is touring the coast and meeting with CoastWatchers (and those interested in CoastWatch) at various locations.  She will be on the central coast on Thursday, Aug. 26, where she will hold a “meet and greet” on CoastWatch Mile 194.  Participants will assemble at the Smelt Sands State Recreation Site parking lot north of Yachats (turn west off Hwy 101 at the sign, then fork left on Sunset Rd. to the parking lot).  Registration is required.

Jesse will lead a walk along Mile 194, which includes the 804 Trail.  This is a chance to get questions answered about CoastWatch monitoring and reporting, learn about citizen science projects including sea star observations and marine debris surveys, discuss rocky habitat site designations, and mingle with other CoastWatchers.  Bring coffee, tea, or water, and a snack, and plan for a 90-minute excursion. 

When you register, Jesse will provide more exact information.  Contact her at (503) 989-7244, [email protected].  Be sure to contact her at least an hour before the beachwalk begins.