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King Tide Hike: Flooded with Science and Seawater

January 1, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Ring in the New Year with a beautiful short hike and lots of science at China Camp State Park! Join scientist and educator Sarah Ferner from San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve for a short walk near the edge of China Camp’s tidal salt marsh during one of the highest high tides of the year – a King Tide. Nature should put on a quietly beautiful show as the rising tide slowly floods the marsh. We will learn about the marsh, scientific research occurring there, and what king tides can teach us about sea level rise. Bring your camera to participate in California King Tide Initiative’s citizen science photo monitoring. Registration required.

Date: Monday, January 1st

Start time: 10:30am -12:30 pm


Date: Tuesday, January 2nd

Start time: 11:30 am-1:30 pm

Cost: Free.

What to be prepared for: Please dress appropriately for weather, including walking on trails that will likely be wet or muddy and standing still in windy conditions. This event is primarily for adults.

What to bring: Camera, binoculars

Meeting place: Turtleback Hill Nature Trail within China Camp State Park. Please enter the Park from the East (Peacock Gap/Downtown San Rafael). If N. San Pedro Rd is flooded, the meeting location will be moved east of the flooding. Please do not drive through flooded areas!

Weather plan: Very heavy rain may cancel

Space is limited and reservations are required.
To reserve, send email to:
chinacamp.programs@gmail.com or call (415) 488-5161
Include your name and the number of attendees.
We will reply to confirm your reservation.

Cancellation announcements will be posted on the FOCC website homepage.


January 1, 2018
10:30 am - 12:30 pm