CoastWatch Beachwalk—Mile 59

August 29, 2021 - 12:00 PM
Blacklock Point—Mile 59
92200 Airport Rd.
Sixes, OR

Jesse Jones overlooking Blacklock Point.\Photo by Larry Basch.

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 south coast on Sunday, Aug. 29, where she will lead a tour of Blacklock Point, CoastWatch Mile 59, beginning at noon.  Participants will assemble at the end of Airport Rd. (the Cape Blanco State Airport), which is the trailhead for Blacklock Point.  (Turn west on Airport Rd. off Hwy 101, between Floras Lake and Cape Blanco.)  Registration is required.

Jesse will lead a walk to Blacklock Point, which is one of the rocky habitat sites for which Oregon Shores has campaigned to receive a special, protective site designation.  The campaign is ongoing—the area is now in “continuing consultation” as part of the state’s Rocky Habitat Management Strategy led by the Ocean Policy Advisory Council.

This field trip 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.