King Tide Rendezvous

December 5, 2017 - 11:00 AM
Carl's Coffee
715 NW Beach Dr.
Newport, OR
Free (but goodies are on you)

Meg Reed surveying riprap in the field.
Meg Reed surveying riprap in the field.

The year’s second set of highest high tides, and thus the second round of our King Tide Project, is coming up Dec. 3-5.  Volunteer photographers can participate anywhere, but if you will be on the central coast and would like some companionship, moral support (especially if it’s raining), and perhaps some last-minute instruction, we have an invitation for you.  Meg Reed, Coastal Shores Specialist with the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD), and in this capacity, CoastWatch’s partner in organizing the King Tide Project, will be getting together with participants on the final day of the tide series, Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Carl’s Coffee (715 N.W. Beach Dr.) in Newport.  Wander in any time between 11 a.m. and noon to enjoy coffee, tea, and baked goods (no host), and map out locations to photograph the highest reach of the tides, taking place shortly thereafter.  You can then head out singly or with others.

High tide at Newport that day is at 12:53 p.m., so you’ll want to plan to visit with Meg and then leave early enough to get to your desired location.

For more information, about the rendezvous or about the King Tide Project in general, contact Fawn Custer, CoastWatch volunteer coordinator, at (541) 270-0027, [email protected], or Meg Reed, (541) 574-0811, [email protected].