Beach Monitoring -Kopachuck State Park
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.
Kopachuck State Park: Discover Pass Required. We will meet in the upper lot before driving gear down to the lower parking area (through a locked gate). If you arrive later, enjoy the hike down the hill and head to your left when you get to the beach. The monitoring site is between two large boulders that are exposed during low tide.