Scheduled Beach Explorations
Our new year of explorations is here, and we have set the schedule for the best low-tide times to be out on our Bainbridge Island beaches. As interesting as our night-time explorations are, it is sweet to enjoy a warm spring or summer day discovering what is new in our nearshore waters.
SPRING AND SUMMER 2014 SCHEDULE
Tuesday, April 29, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 noon -- Rockaway Beach Park -- please carpool, as parking here is very limited!
Saturday, May 17, 12:30 noon to 2:30 p.m. -- Bainbridge Ferry Terminal beach
Sunday, June 15, 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. -- Fort Ward Park beach
Sunday, July 13, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. -- Point White Pier beach
Sunday, August 10, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon -- Fay Bainbridge Park beach
For more information about these explorations, sign up to receive a Bainbridge Beach Explorer newsletter through the Sustainable Bainbridge home page, upper right corner -- check the box for "beach explorer" after entering your email address. We send out a newsletter prior to each event, and if there is a special opportunity for beach explorers.
NOTE: You may have read the news about the sea star wasting disease. It has come to Bainbridge Island, both around the ferry terminal and at Point White Pier on the west side of the island. Stars affected on our beaches are sunflower, ochre, mottled and leather stars. Giant pink stars have disappeared from places where we usually see them. Bainbridge Beach Naturalists are monitoring the situation in cooperation with scientists who are tracking the disease in our Salish Sea.