King Tides Launch Event

February 8, 2020 - 9:00 AM
The Barn Conference and Community Center
1200 11th St SW
Bandon, OR
CoastWatch, Shoreline Education for Awareness


Bandon's harbor during a 2018 king tide.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The final round of the current King Tides Photo Project is coming up Feb. 8-10, with the last major high tide sequence of the winter.  Volunteer photographers are needed everywhere on the coast to help document the highest reach of the winter’s highest tides.  Those on the south coast have the advantage of a special King Tides Kickoff event we’re holding on the first day of the king tides, Saturday, Feb. 8, 9 a.m. at Bandon’s “The Barn” Conference and Community Center (1200 11th St., S.W.).

This event is part of the Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) winter seminar series, in which CoastWatch partners with SEA to train volunteers.

Jesse Jones, CoastWatch’s volunteer coordinator, will be there to talk about the King Tides Project and why documenting these high tides is important (hint: with sea level rise they could become the new normal for all high tides), and provide instructions on participating.  She will also be displaying the traveling exhibit on the King Tides Project created together with the Oregon Coastal Management Program, our partners in the project.

After the gathering, at about 10 a.m., participants will fan out to photograph local beaches and estuary shorelines as the high point of the tide approaches.

For more information, contact Jesse at (503) 989-7244, [email protected].