California King Tides Project. Snap the Shore, See the Future. A family watches the king tides at San Francisco's Pier 14

California King Tides Project

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The California King Tides Project helps people visualize how sea level rise will impact their lives. We invite you to document "King Tides," the highest high tides of today, by taking and sharing photos of the shoreline. King Tides images offer a living record of the changes to our coast and a glimpse of what our daily tides may look like in the future as a result of sea level rise.

King Tides are coming:
December 22 and 23, 2018
January 20 and 21, 2019.

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Thursday, December 20, 2018 (pre-King Tides)

  • HIGH TIDE WALK
    Contra Costa County, Richmond
    Shimada Friendship Park, at Peninsula Drive and Marina Bay Parkway
    Dec. 20, 9am-11am
    Presented by Friends of Five Creeks
    During high winter tides, shorebirds cluster in remaining bits of marsh and water birds come close to shore. Enjoy these colorful winter migrants and talk about a future of rising tides with Friends of Five Creeks' president Susan Schwartz. Free. Bring binoculars if you have them. No RSVP needed. Wear sturdy walking shoes. Bring water and sticks if you use them. Info: (510) 848-9358, f5creeks@gmail.com

Saturday, December 22, 2018

  • A ROYAL WALK WITH THE KING TIDES
    San Francisco County, San Francisco
    Pier 3
    Dec. 22, 10am
    Presented by the Exploratorium and Port of San Francisco
    Join Exploratorium and Port of San Francisco staff at Pier 3 (meet on the Bay side of the Seaside Restaurant) for a stroll along the waterfront to observe, photograph and discuss the King Tide. We'll talk about what causes the tides, why we have King Tides at this time of year, and how to participate in the California King Tides Project. We'll meet rain or shine. Come see the future! Free. Info: Lori Lambertson, llambertson@exploratorium.edu, www.exploratorium.edu/visit/calendar/king-tide-walk-december-2018
  • CAPTURE THE KING TIDE NATURE WALK
    Orange County, Dana Point
    Dana Point Harbor
    Dec. 22, 10:30am-11:30am
    Presented by The Ocean Institute
    Learn about tides and how sea level rise is impacting our local coastline, then head to the local marine protected area to document the effects of the King Tides as a citizen scientist for the California. Info: oceaninsitute.org

Sunday, December 23, 2018

  • COFFEE SOCIAL AND COASTAL EROSION SITE VISIT
    San Francisco County, San Francisco
    Java Beach on Sloat at 45th Avenue
    Dec. 23, 10am
    Presented by Surfrider Foundation
    Meet up at Java Beach coffee shop at 10am. Have coffee and chat about Surfrider's Restore Sloat campaign, then walk down the street to visit the Sloat erosion site at Ocean Beach for the 11am king tide.
  • KING TIDE WALK
    Santa Clara County, Palo Alto
    Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center, at the end of Embarcadero Road
    Dec. 23, Noon-1:15pm
    This will be a 1-1.5 mile walk on level ground, packed dirt and asphalt. Compare water levels and check out possible flooding (from land). Info: Corinne C. DeBra, corinne.debra@gmail.com
  • CAPTURE THE KING TIDE NATURE WALK
    Orange County, Dana Point
    Dana Point Harbor
    Dec. 23, 11:15am-12:15pm
    Presented by The Ocean Institute
    Learn about tides and how sea level rise is impacting our local coastline, then head to the local marine protected area to document the effects of the King Tides as a citizen scientist for the California. Info: oceaninsitute.org
  • KING "TIDINGS" WINTER EVENT
    San Diego County, Encinitas
    Swami's State Beach
    Dec. 23, 3pm-5pm
    Presented by San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy
    Celebrate the King Tides with a family-friendly beach event during the spectacularly low tide. Together we will explore the tide pools to discover some of the crazy ways animals stay safe and participate in interactive learning experiences. Registration required at www.sanelijo.org/KingTideEvent

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019

  • KING TIDES BEACH CLEANUP
    Sonoma County, Bodega Bay
    North Salmon Creek Beach, 3095 CA-1, Bodega Bay
    Jan. 20, 10:30am-12:30pm
    Following the high tide, Sonoma Coast Surfrider will lead a beach clean up at North Salmon Creek Beach to see if the extreme high tides had an impact on the amount of debris washed ashore. We will have literature available about the impacts of climate change on our coasts and will encourage discussions about climate change and our rising oceans. Info: Sarah Heyne, secretary@sonomacoast.surfrider.org
  • KING TIDE WALK
    Santa Clara County, Palo Alto
    Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center, at the end of Embarcadero Road
    Jan. 20, 10:30am-11:45am
    This will be a 1-1.5 mile walk on level ground, packed dirt and asphalt. Compare water levels and check out possible flooding (from land). Info: Corinne C. DeBra, corinne.debra@gmail.com
  • KING TIDES AND TIDEPOOLING
    Monterey County, Pacific Grove
    Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
    Jan. 20, 9am and 3pm
    For Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History members and volunteers only, head down to Lover's Point to take pictures of the tide at high tide in the morning. A tide pooling excursion will be held at low tide in the afternoon. Info: Matt McConnell mcconnell@pgmuseum.org
  • CAPTURE THE KING TIDE NATURE WALK
    Orange County, Dana Point
    Dana Point Harbor
    Jan. 20, 10:15am-11:15am
    Presented by The Ocean Institute
    Learn about tides and how sea level rise is impacting our local coastline, then head to the local marine protected area to document the effects of the King Tides as a citizen scientist for the California. Info: oceaninsitute.org

Monday, January 21, 2019

  • KING TIDE VIEWING WITH THE TOLOWA DEE-NI'
    Del Norte County, Smith River
    Jan. 21, 11am
    Presented by Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation Natural Resources Department
    Enjoy a safe viewing point of the King Tides in Smith River, CA. Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation Natural Resources staff will be present to answer questions about climate change impacts and emergency preparedness. Info: Rosa Laucci, rosa.laucci@tolowa.com, or Kymmie Scott, Kymmie.scott@tolowa.com. Check out our Facebook page for more details, www.facebook.com/Nvnnvstaata.
  • A ROYAL WALK WITH THE KING TIDES
    San Francisco County, San Francisco
    Pier 3
    Jan. 21, 10:30am
    Presented by the Exploratorium and Port of San Francisco
    Join Exploratorium and Port of San Francisco staff at Pier 3 (meet on the Bay side of the Seaside Restaurant) for a stroll along the waterfront to observe, photograph and discuss the King Tide. We'll talk about what causes the tides, why we have King Tides at this time of year, and how to participate in the California King Tides Project. We'll meet rain or shine. Come see the future! Free. Info: Lori Lambertson, llambertson@exploratorium.edu, www.exploratorium.edu/visit/calendar/king-tide-walk-january-2019
  • KING TIDES WALK ALONG THE WATERFRONT
    Alameda County, Oakland
    Jingletown, Fruitvale Bridge Park at corner of Fruitvale and Alameda Avenues
    Jan. 21, 10am-12:30pm
    Presented by Friends of Sausal Creek
    Join local historian Dennis Evanosky for this walking tour and learn the history of the waterway along the shoreline where Sausal Creek now flows into the estuary via a culvert. This event takes places during one of the King Tides of 2019 and participants are encouraged to bring their camera and help document what our daily tides may look like in the future as a result of sea level rise. Meet at Fruitvale Bridge Park. Info: Nicki Alexander, (510) 853-3533, education@sausalcreek.org
  • MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY SHORELINE CLEANUP
    Alameda County, Oakland
    Martin Luther King Jr. Day Regional Shoreline, 1 Swan Way
    Jan. 21, 9am-11:30am
    Presented by Save The Bay
    Honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by joining us at the MLK Shoreline in Oakland. We will pick up trash from the shoreline as well as observe a King Tide event and discuss its implications for the Bay Area. Info: savesfbay.org/experience-your-bay/save-the-bay-calendar.
  • CAPTURE THE KING TIDE NATURE WALK
    Orange County, Dana Point
    Dana Point Harbor
    Jan. 21, 11:15am-12:15pm
    Presented by The Ocean Institute
    Learn about tides and how sea level rise is impacting our local coastline, then head to the local marine protected area to document the effects of the King Tides as a citizen scientist for the California. Info: oceaninsitute.org
  • KING TIDE HIKE
    San Diego County, Imperial Beach
    Tijuana River Visitor Center, 301 Caspian Way
    Jan. 21, 9am-11am
    Presented by Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve
    Join Education Coordinator Anne Marie Tipton during one of the mornings of the January King Tide, the highest tides of the winter. Find out about how the Research Reserve continuously measures water depth and is a sentinel site keeping track of trends with a changing climate. Learn about our award winning planning to adapt to the impacts from riverine flooding and sea level rise. The walk starts at the Visitor Center and will make its way over to almost the south end of Seacoast Drive and then back, approximately 2 miles round trip. Info: www.facebook.com/events/285944482260847