Scheduled Beach Explorations
The lack of very low tides continues through this spring and summer. However, we have selected the best tides for explorations of the various beaches we visit. Parking can be limited at many of these beaches, so please carpool when you can. Wear warm clothing in layers; breezes off the sea can make even a sunny day feel cool. Sturdy footwear is important -- preferably Wellington-type boots so you can wade along the shoreline.
SPRING/SUMMER 2015 SCHEDULE
Monday, April 20, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at Rockaway Beach Park. Very limited parking; please carpool and park at an angle to the fence to maximize parking.
Monday, May 18, 10:30 am - 12:30 noon at Bainbridge Ferry Terminal Beach. Park near the Senior Center on Brien or Bjune, walk across the ravine bridge and along the condos on the trail to the beach.
Tuesday, June 16, 10:30 am - 12:30 noon at Point White Pier. There is a small parking lot across the road from the pier.
Wednesday, July 15, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon at Fort Ward Beach Park. This is a joint event with IslandWood.
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, as well as when 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; we have found die-off of sea stars at several of the beaches we monitor. 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.