Beach Monitoring -DeMolay Sand Spit

Beach Monitoring is one of Harbor WildWatch’s signature Community Science Programs where twice a year (summer & winter), we collect data from different beaches throughout the South Sound area. This information helps us determine how the beaches change over time and could be useful in determining the impact of a future natural or human induced event.

We meet in the parking area of the beach at the scheduled time to organize gear before heading out to our monitoring site. See below for more detailed directions about the monitoring location. Participation with these special community science events gets you, your friends, and family directly involved with the protection of our local beaches and who knows, may even inspire future ecologists. Mark your calendar for any or all of these upcoming events. Remember, you don’t have to have a science background to participate, nor are you required to stay for the entire duration of the typically 3-4 hour program. All ages welcome.

DeMolay Nature Preserve/Fox Island Sand Spit/Bella Bella Beach: This is a beach with many names. Meet by the park entrance gate before going down the hill to the beach. There is additional parking in a lot up the hill and to the right. If you arrive late, walk down the driveway to the beach towards the retaining walls. The monitoring location is to your left (when facing the water).

Contact for information
This program is brought to you through a partnership between Harbor WildWatch and PenMet Parks. For more information about PenMet Parks, check out their website:


Jun 07 2023


12:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Tacoma DeMolay Sandspit Nature Preserve
Tacoma DeMolay Sandspit Nature Preserve, 53 Bella Bella Drive Fi, Fox Island, WA 98333, USA


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