False Bay Tidal Investigation (POSTPONED)


May 9, 2020    
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Event Type

False Bay | Kurt Thorson

If you who are already attending our annual meeting, join us directly after its conclusion to take advantage of the minus tide at False Bay Marine Preserve, owned by University of Washington. Our featured speaker, Drew Harvell along with Kim Sundberg, who are very intimate with these tidelands, will lead us on a 1-mile round-trip exploration of the rocky tidal pools that host colorful invertebrates. Along the way we will visit the soft bottom habitats of calms, marine worms, and burrowing crustaceans. Time will also be spent checking out False Bay Creek and the estuary draining from San Juan Valley and Red Mill Farm Preserve.

A bus will pick us up at the San Juan Yacht Club at 1:30pm and will return us there around 3:30pm. Rubber boots, reef shoes or Teva-type sandals are highly recommended. There will be a 10′ steep trail and walk across a short section of cobbles and squishy mud before hitting hard sand. We encouraged you to bring a walking stick, as the footing around the tide pools can be challenging with slippery algae and uneven ground.

This field trip is free but limited to those attending our annual meeting and is capped at 22 members.