Beach Monitoring – Penrose Point State Park

Beach Monitoring is one of Harbor WildWatch’s signature Participatory 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.

For Summer Beach Monitoring we recommend that you are prepared with layers (it does tend to be cold at the beach), sun protection, snacks, hydration, and closed toed shoes (rain boots, water shoes, or old sneakers you don’t mind getting wet work great). Some folks like having a light pair of rain pants for keeping dry when we kneel on the beach but that’s not required. 

These events will include a training on how to conduct a MOLT SEARCH. This is a program that you can participate in to be part of an early detection program monitoring for European green crab. Early detection of the presence of European green crab will give managers the best chance of reducing the spread and impact of this globally damaging invasive species. We’re excited to have you be part of the team: wsg.washington.edu/moltsearch

Penrose Point State Park: Discover Pass Required. Once you pass the first gate to the park, take a right at the “T” in the road. This will lead you to the general parking area where we will meet at the scheduled start time. If you arrive later, walk across the grassy field and our monitoring site is on the beach to the left (you will likely have to walk around the point to see us).

RSVP: https://fb.me/e/4pP94iReW
Contact Stena@harborwildwatch.org for information

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Date

Jun 20 2024

Time

10:15 AM - 2:00 PM

Location

Penrose Point State Park
Penrose Point State Park, 321 158th Ave SW, Lakebay, WA 98349, USA

Organizer

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