King Tides Event- Manzanita

December 19, 2022 - 5:00 PM
Lower Nehalem Community Trust Office
532 Laneda Avenue, Suite C
Manzanita, OR
Lower Nehalem Community Trust, CoastWatch

King tide on Nehalem spit.
King tide on Nehalem spit. /Photo by Steve Morey.

On Monday, Dec. 19 at 5 p.m., the Lower Nehalem Community Trust (LNCT) will be hosting CoastWatch's Jesse Jones to prepare for the December King Tide series. This event will take place at the LNCT office (532 Laneda Ave. Suite C in Manzanita).

The King Tides project is a community science effort that recruits volunteers to take photographs that depict the highest reach of the highest tides of the year. Documenting current vulnerabilities to flooding can provide a preview of what could be typical high tides with sea level rise due to global climate change. The December set of tides will occur on Dec. 22-24. To learn more about this project, go here.

About the event:

"Experiencing winter’s King Tides from a safe vantage point can be an awesome experience in itself, but it can also be part of a larger citizen science effort (now in it’s 13th year!) that is contributing to our understanding of sea level rise and how we plan for and mitigate the effects of climate change on our coastal communities. Want to know what is being observed in our Manzanita/Nehalem/Wheeler region? CoastWatch’s Jesse Jones will be here to talk about what King Tides are teaching us about our area’s future and we will discuss how you can contribute to these efforts through documenting king tides on our LNCT properties.

The second round of this winter’s King Tides takes place Dec. 22-24. Through the King Tides Project, volunteer photographers document the reach of the winter’s highest tides. High tide on Dec. 22 will come at about 11:00 a.m., depending on your specific location; high tide on the other days will be progressively later."

All are welcome to attend and beverages and snacks will be provided. This event is free, but capacity is limited and registration is required. To secure your spot, register here.