King Tide Preview
To prepare for the third round of the 2018-2019 King Tide Project (Feb. 18-20), and put the photographs we’re collecting of the year’s highest tides in context, CoastWatch and our partner, the state’s Coastal Management Program, are hosting a special event on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at the Hoffman Center for the Arts (594 Laneda Ave.) in Manzanita. The event is free and open to all. Our local partners are the Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve and the Haystack Rock Awareness Program.
Doors open at 4 p.m., with the casual get-together getting started at 4:30. We’ll view the best of the King Tide photos from the first two rounds in December and January, learn about the project and its importance in documenting the highest current tides as a preview of sea level rise, provide instruction on how to contribute to this citizen science project as a volunteer photographer, and enjoy food and drink.
We will also hear from a fascinating speaker providing perspective on the project. Dr. Sally Hacker, a professor in Oregon State University’s Department of Integrative Biology, will discuss the interaction of dunes and the ocean, how the sea fertilizes dunes through the deposition of wrack, and how this relationship may be affected by the sea level rise, more intense storms and increased erosion anticipated with global warming.
For more information, contact Fawn Custer, (541) 270-0027, [email protected].