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King Tides are coming January 10-12 and February 8-9, 2020!
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The California King Tides Project helps people visualize future sea level by observing the highest high tides of today. You can help by taking and sharing photos of the shoreline during King Tides to create a record of the changes to our coast from sea level rise. Find out at what time and how high the King Tides will be near you. Learn how to participate by uploading your photos via a web browser or with a free app. Your photos will be added to the 2020 California King Tides Map. During King Tides you can head out on your own, with friends and family, or join one of the organized events below. As always, please be cautious and respect the power of the ocean.

Join a local King Tides event:

More events will be added throughout the season. Events are free unless otherwise noted. Sponsoring organizations are solely responsible for these events.

Friday, January 10, 2020

  • GETTING WISE TO SEA LEVEL RISE - LIVE ONLINE EVENT
    Facebook Live
    Jan. 10, 10am-11am
    Presented by California State Parks.
    California State Parks is teaming up with the California Coastal Commission for the third annual live streaming event to highlight this coming year's king tides. Join us as we provide a statewide snapshot of the natural high water occurrences along California's coast to raise awareness of sea level rise and their potential impacts on our coastline. This event will be broadcast via Facebook Live from 10:00-11:00am. Follow along as we visit half a dozen state parks along the coast from San Diego to the North Coast Redwoods. Tune it to virtually visit Cardiff State Beach, Crystal Cove State Park, Morro Bay State Park, Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, Van Damme State Park & MacKerricher State Park, and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park!
  • KING TIDE ON THE RICHMOND RIVIERA
    Contra Costa County, Richmond

    Shimada Friendship Park
    Jan. 10, 10am-12:30pm
    Presented by Berkeley Path Wanderers and Friends of Five Creeks.
    Join a leisurely, level walk on paved trails during one of winter's highest tides along part of Richmond's waterfront. Today's bird-rich restored wetlands, along with a gritty industrial history and toxic legacy, let us look through several lenses at what rising sea levels may bring. Binoculars and cameras welcome; photos can be submitted to the California King Tides Project. Meet at Shimada Friendship Park at Peninsula Drive and Marina Bay Parkway. Heavy rain cancels. Details: www.berkeleypaths.org, f5creeks@gmail.com.
  • A ROYAL WALK WITH THE KING TIDE
    San Francisco County, San Francisco

    Between Piers 3 and 5, bay side of Embarcadero
    Jan. 10, 10am-11am
    Presented by Exploratorium and Port of San Francisco.
    Join Exploratorium and Port of San Francisco staff 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 the Port's Waterfront Resilience Program and related sea level rise and resilience projects. We'll meet rain or shine. Come see the future! This event is free, and museum entrance is not included in this event. The Exploratorium will be open from 10am-5pm on January 10. For more information visit the event webpage or contact Lori Lambertson, llambertson@exploratorium.edu.
  • KING TIDES AT THE STRAND
    Los Angeles County, Manhattan Beach

    38th Street and the Strand
    Jan. 10, 8am
    Presented by USC Sea Grant and City of Manhattan Beach.
    Explore beach ecology, capture the changing shoreline, and learn about beach dune restoration as we work toward resilience. For more information please email lchilton@usc.edu. RSVP RSVP online.
  • CAPTURE THE KING TIDES NATURE WALK
    Orange County, Dana Point

    Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
    Jan. 10, 10:30am-11:30am
    Presented by Ocean Institute.
    Join us to 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 King Tide Project. $5 per person, members free. RSVP online.
  • KING TIDES AT BUCCANEER BEACH
    San Diego County, Oceanside

    Buccaneer Beach
    Jan. 10, 8am
    Presented by City of Oceanside.
    Join City of Oceanside staff to observe the king tides and discuss what king tide events suggest about the potential impacts of future sea level rise. Share your input on those stretches of our coastline most impacted by tidal and storm events, as well as any changes you have witnessed on the beachfront over the past several years. More details.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

  • KING TIDE TOUR
    Humboldt County, Arcata
    Meet at gravel parking lot on I Street just before the first crosswalk

    Jan. 11, 11am-12:30pm
    Presented by Friends of the Arcata Marsh.
    Come to Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center for the annual tour of the marsh at the King Tide. We'll talk about what makes the tides so much higher than normal, the increases expected as sea level rises, and what will happen to Humboldt Bay as the rest of the century brings monumental changes to our home. Arcata is planning for these changes, and we will discuss the current status of dealing with them. We will highlight these changes with a walk to the new saltwater marshes by the brackish pond and celebrate this hopeful restoration as a positive approach to climate change. For questions contact Elliott Dabill at (707) 502-5080 or the Interpretive Center at (707) 826-2359.
  • KING TIDE PADDLE
    Humboldt County, Arcata

    Jan. 11, 10am-1pm
    Presented by Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center.
    Explore areas of Humboldt Bay not normally accessible. Prior paddling experience encouraged. Register by January 9. Inquire for fee. Call (707) 443-4222.
  • CITY OF ARCATA KING TIDE OBSERVATION
    Humboldt County, Arcata

    Jan. 11, 12pm
    Presented by City of Arcata.
    Pick up an Arcata King Tide Guide and Map on the City's website or at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center and use it to photo document water levels at 15 different marked locations along Arcata Bay and creeks and streams. Upload geotagged photos directly to the City's story map or email them to kingtide@cityofarcata.org. Flags will be available at each staked site to mark the date and time of the highest observed water level. City staff will focus on documenting the tide at its peak on January 11 at 12:13pm, but invite photos taken January 10-12. Email kingtide@cityofarcata.org for more information.
  • NAPA RIVER KING TIDE EXPLORATION
    Napa County, Napa

    Trancas Crossing Park, 600 Trancas Street behind Bank of Marin
    Jan. 11, 11:30am
    Presented by Napa Valley Paddle.
    Explore the northern-most reach of the San Pablo Bay. Bring your kayak or paddle board and join us to explore a rare stretch of the Napa River only accessible during large tide events. Guests will ride the King Tide up into the Oak Knoll AVA. Guided tour is free to the public. Rentals also available for $30/hour, reservations required. Event requires a minimum of 4 participants. Call (707) 200-5511.
  • KING TIDES AND WETLAND SPONGES
    Contra Costa County, Oakley

    Big Break Visitor Center, 69 Big Break Road
    Jan. 11, 2:30pm-4pm
    Presented by East Bay Regional Parks District.
    Wetlands absorb the rising waters of a King Tide. Discover what causes King Tides and watch the wetlands change during one of the highest tides of the year! Free drop-in program. No registration required. Meet at the Big Break Visitor Center.
  • KING TIDE ON CERRITO CREEK
    Alameda County, Albany

    Cerrito Creek at Pacific East Mall
    Jan. 11, 10:30am-1pm
    Presented by Golden Gate Audubon and Friends of Five Creeks.
    Join a conservation-themed walk along tidally-influenced Cerrito Creek just north of Albany Hill. We'll look for waterbirds and winter songbirds and talk about restoration and what sea level rise may mean for habitat and the flood-prone adjacent neighborhood. Cameras welcome; photos can be submitted to the California King Tides Project. Meet at the SW corner of Pacific East Mall parking lot, 3288 Pierce Street, just north of the condos on Albany Hill. Rain cancels. Details: www.fivecreeks.org, masam321@yahoo.com.
  • A ROYAL WALK WITH THE KING TIDE
    San Francisco County, San Francisco

    Between Piers 3 and 5, bay side of Embarcadero
    Jan. 11, 10:45am-11:45am
    Presented by Exploratorium and Port of San Francisco.
    Join Exploratorium and Port of San Francisco staff 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 the Port's Waterfront Resilience Program and related sea level rise and resilience projects. We'll meet rain or shine. Come see the future! This event is free, and museum entrance is not included in this event. The Exploratorium will be open from 10am-5pm on January 11. For more information visit the event webpage or contact Lori Lambertson, llambertson@exploratorium.edu.
  • ISLAIS CREEK/BAYVIEW RESILIENCE WALKING TOUR
    San Francisco County, San Francisco

    Islais Creek Promenade, 1698 Indiana Street
    Jan. 11, 10am-11:30am
    Presented by Port of San Francisco and San Francisco Planning.
    Join this one-hour walking tour of Islais Creek to learn more about the area's history and ecology as well as the City's work to mitigate and adapt to sea level rise. Along the way, we will discuss current and future impacts from flooding and sea level rise, what the Port and partners are doing to adapt the waterfront, and how to get involved. Your input is needed to ensure that efforts to protect the waterfront reflect the priorities of the community and a shared vision for the future. The tour will depart from Indiana and Tulare at the Islais Creek Promenade. The tour proceeds to Muni Metro East, the Rosa Parks Skate Plaza, Fire Station No. 25, Islais Creek Park, and across two bridges! Please be on time as it may be difficult for late arrivals to catch up with the tour. More information online or (415) 274-0400.
  • KING TIDES OAKLAND ESTUARY WALK
    Alameda County, Oakland

    Fruitvale Bridge Park, intersection of Fuitvale and Alameda Avenues
    Jan. 11, 10:30am-noon
    Presented by Friends of Sausal Creek.
    Start 2020 off with an invigorating walking tour of the history and science of the Oakland estuary. Local historian Dennis Evanosky will share the fascinating history of the waterway along the shoreline, where Sausal Creek now flows into the estuary via a culvert. FOSC Education Manager Becca Sanchez will discuss how sea level rise is expected to impact our city. Participants are encouraged to bring their camera to help document what our daily tides may look like in the future as a result of a rising sea. Meet at the benches at Fruitvale Bridge Park. Please wear sturdy shoes. Rain will not cancel the walk--it could make the observations even more interesting! Info: Becca Sanchez, education@sausalcreek.org or (510) 853-3533.
  • KING TIDES HABITAT RESTORATION
    Alameda County, Oakland

    Oakport Field
    Jan. 11, 9am-noon
    Presented by Save The Bay.
    Help with weeding and planting and taking pictures! The annual King Tides are naturally occurring highest tides of the year. During the highest high tide we can see how our shoreline may be impacted by future sea level rise. Help restore the salt marshes of the SF Bay and protect our shores from climate change and sea level rise. Meet at Oakport Field off of Oakport Street. For more info and to sign up, contact Charlie Onorati at gonorati@savesfbay.org.
  • KING TIDES NATURE WALK
    San Mateo County, South San Francisco

    Oyster Point Marina Fishing Pier at the end of Harbormaster Road
    Jan. 11, 11am
    Presented by San Mateo County Harbor District.
    Naturalist Malia DeFelice will guide a nature walk through Oyster Point Marina & Park during one of the King Tides. Please RSVP and get more info on the facebook event page or email joe@phondini.com.
  • KING TIDE WALK
    Santa Clara County, Palo Alto

    Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road
    Jan. 11, 11:30am-1:30pm
    Presented by Environmental Volunteers.
    Join a guided tour of the baylands to see this special high tide first hand, with explanation and interpretation from knowledgeable volunteers. All ages. Info and registration online
  • THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF ELKHORN SLOUGH
    Monterey County, Watsonville

    Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, 1700 Elkhorn Road
    Jan. 11, 9:30am-noon
    Presented by California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
    Join an early morning walk to witness the highest tides of the year! Learn about the king tide phenomenon and help us document the effect of these extra high tides on the Reserve's trails. Photos will be sent to the California King Tides Initiative. This is a FREE public event but RSVP is required at www.elkhornslough.org/events/annual-king-tide-walk-2/. Cameras and good hiking shoes are recommended. Info: ariel.hunter@wildlife.ca.gov or (831) 728-2822 x303.
  • KING TIDES EXPLAINED
    San Luis Obispo County, Morro Bay

    Morro Bay Natural History Museum, 20 State Park Road
    Jan. 11, 9am-10am
    Presented by California State Parks
    Come observe a very high tide from the Museum of Natural History, hear the history of the term King Tides, learn how to read a tide calendar, and find out what climate change will mean with these tides. Meet outside the Museum at the signpost and walk down to Windy Cove to observe the tide. Dress for the weather. For info call (805) 772-2694.
  • KING TIDES AT PISMO BEACH
    San Luis Obispo County, Pismo Beach

    Addie Street Beach Parking Lot, 163 Addie Street
    Jan. 11, 9am-11am
    Presented by City of Pismo Beach
    Get a glimpse of the future of Pismo Beach during the morning king tide which peaks at 9:30am and learn about the Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan prepared by the City. This event will be based out of the Addie Street beach parking lot and will include short excursions to Pismo Creek and along the beach boardwalk to illustrate today's coastal hazards and visualize how these hazards will look under a range of future sea level rise scenarios. Info: Brian Schwartz, BSchwartz@PismoBeach.org, (805) 773-7043
  • KING TIDE WALK
    Ventura County, Ventura

    Figueroa Street at the Promenade
    Jan. 11, 9am-10am
    Presented by City of Ventura.
    Take a walk along the promenade to learn about tides and how sea level rise is impacting our local coastline during the king tide. For questions call (805) 339-4317 or visit the facebook event page.
  • KING TIDES AT WESTWARD BEACH
    Los Angeles County, Malibu

    Birdview Avenue and Westward Beach
    Jan. 11, 8am
    Presented by USC Sea Grant and City of Malibu.
    Explore beach ecology, capture the changing shoreline, and learn about beach dune restoration as we work toward resilience. For more information please email lchilton@usc.edu. RSVP online.
  • CAPTURE THE KING TIDES NATURE WALK
    Orange County, Dana Point

    Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
    Jan. 11, 10:30am-11:30am
    Presented by Ocean Institute.
    Join us to 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 King Tide Project. $5 per person, members free. RSVP online.
  • KING TIDES TIDE POOL HIKE
    Orange County, Dana Point

    Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
    Jan. 11, 3pm-5pm
    Presented by Ocean Institute.
    Join a tide pool hike led by an expert naturalist during the King Tides. See how an exceptionally high tide effects the local coastline and landscape while you explore the tide pools. The hike will take us into the rocky Marine Conservation Area located directly behind the Ocean Institute. Families can explore the area and search for snails, crabs, sea stars, and other animals that make the tide pools their home. The winter months are the best time to explore these magical marine ecosystems! $15 per person. Please sign-up in advance as space is limited. Walk-ins will only be allowed when space is available. Call (949) 496-2274.
  • KING TIDES AT ROSE CREEK SALT MARSH AND ESTUARY
    San Diego County, San Diego

    Mission Bay High School, 2475 Grand Avenue
    Jan. 11, 8am-10am
    Presented by Friends of Rose Creek.
    Bring cameras, smart phones and/or tablets capable of taking images. We'll have people on hand to teach you how to upload images. We will be walking on mostly flat paved and dirt paths. Wintering visiting ducks from Northern Canada will be in attendance as well. We will document the level of tides from the Mike Gotch Bridge to just upstream of the Garnet Avenue Bridge. Proof of community service hours will be provided to those who need them. Meet in the Faculty Parking Lot of Mission Bay High School, accessible by San Diego MTS Bus #30. For more information, visit the event website or email info@saverosecreek.org.
  • KING TIDE HIKE
    San Diego County, Imperial Beach

    Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center, 301 Caspian Way
    Jan. 11, 10am-noon
    Presented by California State Parks.
    Come 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. RSVP on the facebook event page or call (619) 575-3613.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

  • KING TIDES HIKE
    Marin County, San Rafael

    China Camp State Park, Turtleback Trailhead
    Jan. 12, 12:30pm-2pm
    Presented by Friends of China Camp and San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
    Take a short hike to learn about the tidal marsh, scientific research occurring there, and what king tides can teach us about sea level rise. This event is primarily for adults. Reservations are required and this walk often fills up. Get all the details at friendsofchinacamp.org/event/king-tides-hike.
  • JAVA WITH A LIFEGUARD
    Monterey County, Pacific Grove

    Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Avenue
    Jan. 12, 9am-10am
    Presented by California State Parks.
    Join our State Park Lifeguards on the terrace of the Phoebe Hearst Social Hall for some coffee and learn about California's King Tides. Lifeguards will be showing some of the equipment they use on the job and talk about ocean safety regarding King Tides. Free event, no RSVP needed. Info: joseph.bates@parks.ca.gov
  • CAPTURE THE KING TIDES NATURE WALK
    Orange County, Dana Point

    Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
    Jan. 12, 10:30am-11:30am
    Presented by Ocean Institute.
    Join us to 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 King Tide Project. $5 per person, members free. RSVP online.
  • KING TIDES TIDE POOL HIKE
    Orange County, Dana Point

    Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
    Jan. 12, 3pm-5pm
    Presented by Ocean Institute.
    Join a tide pool hike led by an expert naturalist during the King Tides. See how an exceptionally high tide effects the local coastline and landscape while you explore the tide pools. The hike will take us into the rocky Marine Conservation Area located directly behind the Ocean Institute. Families can explore the area and search for snails, crabs, sea stars, and other animals that make the tide pools their home. The winter months are the best time to explore these magical marine ecosystems! $15 per person. Please sign-up in advance as space is limited. Walk-ins will only be allowed when space is available. Call (949) 496-2274.
  • KING TIDE AT PONTO BEACH
    San Diego County, Carlsbad

    Ponto State Park
    Jan. 12, 8:30am-9:30am
    Presented by Preserve Calavera, Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation, and California State Parks.
    This is an opportunity to see the impact of a king tide - a preview of what climate change will bring. Presenters will answer questions on climate change, sea level rise, and habitat impacts. After the event, participate in citizen science at your local beach by taking photographs to document these high tides. Meet at the parking lot on the west side of Coast Highway just North of La Costa Avenue; look for the canopy. Bring your camera and coffee. More info: pdecino@preservecalavera.org
  • KING TIDE AT CARDIFF
    San Diego County, Solana Beach

    Cardiff State Beach, 2526 S Coast Hwy 101
    Jan. 12, 9am-10am
    Presented by Nature Collective and California State Parks.
    Celebrate the King Tides with a family-friendly beach event during the spectacularly high tide. During this guided tour we will explore Cardiff Living Shoreline and end the morning sharing our high tide photos with the California King Tides Project. Meet at the Seaside Parking Lot at Cardiff State Beach. Info: Elayna@thenaturecollective.org or (858) 704-4550

Saturday, February 8, 2020

  • KING TIDE OPEN HOUSE
    Mendocino County, Navarro-by-the-Sea

    Captain Fletcher's Inn, 500 Navarro Beach Road
    Feb. 8, 9am-noon
    Presented by Navarro-by-the-Sea Center for Riparian and Estuarine Research.
    The historic Captain Fletcher's Inn will be open to the public during this Open House. The event is free with lots of parking at Navarro Beach. Come and enjoy the king tide from a safe distance, and stop by the Inn to warm up and enjoy a free tour. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be available to visitors, along with a warm fire in the restored fireplace. Visitors are encouraged to document and share pictures taken as part of the King Tides Project taken at Navarro Beach and other locations along the coast. Info: Jim Martin, (707) 877-3477 or beach127@aol.com
  • KING TIDES BEACH CLEANUP
    Sonoma County, Bodega Bay

    North Salmon Creek Beach
    Feb. 8, 10am-noon
    Presented by Sonoma Coast Surfrider.
    Come help us "chase the tide out" and pick up any litter left behind after viewing the extraordinarily high tide. Info: secretary@sonomacoast.surfrider.org.
  • KING TIDES AND WETLAND SPONGES
    Contra Costa County, Oakley

    Big Break Visitor Center, 69 Big Break Road
    Feb. 8, 1:30pm-3pm
    Presented by East Bay Regional Parks District.
    Wetlands absorb the rising waters of a King Tide. Discover what causes King Tides and watch the wetlands change during one of the highest tides of the year! Free drop-in program. No registration required. Meet at the Big Break Visitor Center.
  • KING TIDE IN ARROWHEAD MARSH
    Alameda County, Oakland

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Shoreline
    Feb. 8, 10am-1pm
    Presented by Golden Gate Audubon.
    Join a conservation-themed trip to Arrowhead Marsh during the second set of King Tides of 2020. We will look for multiple rail species including Ridgway's, a stark reminder of the challenges facing wildlife that inhabit our local tidal marshes as sea level continues to rise. Efforts to help Bay Area tidal marshes adapt to sea-level rise will be discussed. Cameras welcome; photos can be submitted to the California King Tides Project. Meet at the parking lot at the north end of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Shoreline entrance road off Swan Way in Oakland. Rain cancels. Details: goldengateaudubon.org, masam321@yahoo.com.
  • KING TIDES AND SEA LEVEL RISE
    San Mateo County, Pacifica

    Rockaway Beach, 105 Rockaway Beach Avenue
    Feb. 8, 8:30am-11:30am
    Presented by Green Foothills.
    Experience the highest tides of the year and hear from coastal erosion expert Bob Battalio, Environmental Science Associates, at Rockaway Beach. From 9:15am-10:15am you can take your own pictures of the highest tides of the year, document current flood risks in coastal areas, and help our communities visualize the impacts of future sea-level rise. Submit your photos and become part of a global network of King Tides initiatives involving citizens. Register online.
  • KING TIDES AT LOVERS POINT
    Monterey County, Pacific Grove

    Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, 165 Forest Avenue
    Feb. 8, 8:30am-10:30am
    Presented by Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History.
    Museum Volunteers Only! Meet at the museum, walk down to Lover's Point to take pictures of the high tide around 9am, then head back to the museum to listen to a guest speaker from Elkhorn Slough. Contact Julia Madden-Fulk at maddenfulk@pgmuseum.org or (831) 648-5716 x17.
  • KING TIDE LOW TIDE CLEANUP
    San Luis Obispo County, Morro Bay

    Morro Rock
    Feb. 8, 2pm-4pm
    Presented by ECOSLO.
    Join a low tide beach cleanup at Morro Rock. Meet at the Morro Rock parking lot. More info online. Questions: (805) 544-1777 or info@ecoslo.org
  • CAPTURE THE KING TIDES NATURE WALK
    Orange County, Dana Point

    Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
    Feb. 8, 10:30am-11:30am
    Presented by Ocean Institute.
    Join us to 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 King Tide Project. $5 per person, members free. RSVP online.
  • KING TIDES TIDE POOL HIKE
    Orange County, Dana Point

    Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
    Feb. 8, 2pm-4pm
    Presented by Ocean Institute.
    Join a tide pool hike led by an expert naturalist during the King Tides. See how an exceptionally high tide effects the local coastline and landscape while you explore the tide pools. The hike will take us into the rocky Marine Conservation Area located directly behind the Ocean Institute. Families can explore the area and search for snails, crabs, sea stars, and other animals that make the tide pools their home. The winter months are the best time to explore these magical marine ecosystems! $15 per person. Please sign-up in advance as space is limited. Walk-ins will only be allowed when space is available. Call (949) 496-2274.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

  • SCIENCE AT THE MARSH
    Humboldt County, Arcata

    Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center, 569 S. G Street
    Feb. 9, 9:45am-11am
    Presented by City of Arcata and Humboldt State University Department of Oceanography.
    Learn how climate change causes rising sea levels and other local and global effects. Gain understanding of the mechanics of tides, including King Tides and how they demonstrate what "normal" tides may look like in the future. Hear how both short term and geological scale natural phenomena interact to affect our community. Then head out to photo document the King Tide at its peak at 12:06. Pick up an Arcata King Tide Guide and Map on the City's website or at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center and use it to reach any of 15 different marked locations along Arcata Bay and creeks and streams. Upload geotagged photos directly to the City's story map or email them to kingtide@cityofarcata.org. Flags will be available at each staked site to mark the date and time of the highest observed water level. Email kingtide@cityofarcata.org for more information.
  • KING TIDES HIKE
    Marin County, San Rafael

    China Camp State Park, Turtleback Trailhead
    Feb. 9, 11:30am-1pm
    Presented by Friends of China Camp and San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
    Take a short hike to learn about the tidal marsh, scientific research occurring there, and what king tides can teach us about sea level rise. This event is primarily for adults. Reservations are required and this walk often fills up. Get all the details at friendsofchinacamp.org/event/king-tide-hike-3.
  • KING TIDE WALK
    Santa Clara County, Palo Alto

    Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center, at the end of Embarcadero Road
    Feb. 9, 11:30am-12:45pm
    Presented by City of Palo Alto and Environmental Volunteers.
    Join a guided tour of the Baylands during the king tides. All ages are welcome. Info: corinne.debra@gmail.com.
  • JAVA WITH A LIFEGUARD
    Monterey County, Pacific Grove

    Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Avenue
    Feb. 9, 9am-10am
    Presented by California State Parks.
    Join our State Park Lifeguards on the terrace of the Phoebe Hearst Social Hall for some coffee and learn about California's King Tides. Lifeguards will be showing some of the equipment they use on the job and talk about ocean safety regarding King Tides. Free event, no RSVP needed. Info: joseph.bates@parks.ca.gov
  • KING TIDES EXPLAINED
    San Luis Obispo County, Morro Bay

    Morro Bay Natural History Museum, 20 State Park Road
    Feb. 9, 9am-10am
    Presented by California State Parks
    Come observe a very high tide from the Museum of Natural History, hear the history of the term King Tides, learn how to read a tide calendar, and find out what climate change will mean with these tides. Meet outside the Museum at the signpost and walk down to Windy Cove to observe the tide. Dress for the weather. For info call (805) 772-2694.
  • CAPTURE THE KING TIDES NATURE WALK
    Orange County, Dana Point

    Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
    Feb. 9, 10:30am-11:30am
    Presented by Ocean Institute.
  • CAPTURE THE KING TIDES NATURE WALK
    Orange County, Dana Point

    Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
    Feb. 9, 10:30am-11:30am
    Presented by Ocean Institute.
    Join us to 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 King Tide Project. $5 per person, members free. RSVP online.
  • KING TIDES TIDE POOL HIKE
    Orange County, Dana Point

    Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
    Feb. 9, 2pm-4pm
    Presented by Ocean Institute.
    Join a tide pool hike led by an expert naturalist during the King Tides. See how an exceptionally high tide effects the local coastline and landscape while you explore the tide pools. The hike will take us into the rocky Marine Conservation Area located directly behind the Ocean Institute. Families can explore the area and search for snails, crabs, sea stars, and other animals that make the tide pools their home. The winter months are the best time to explore these magical marine ecosystems! $15 per person. Please sign-up in advance as space is limited. Walk-ins will only be allowed when space is available. Call (949) 496-2274.
  • KING TIDES AT THE STRAND
    San Diego County, Oceanside

    Wisconsin Street and the Strand, at the public parking lot
    Feb. 9, 8:30am
    Presented by City of Oceanside.
    Join City of Oceanside staff to observe the king tides and discuss what king tide events suggest about the potential impacts of future sea level rise. Share your input on those stretches of our coastline most impacted by tidal and storm events, as well as any changes you have witnessed on the beachfront over the past several years. More details.

Contact the California King Tides Project at kingtides@coastal.ca.gov.