Take caution and check for road closures due to wildfires in the North Cascades.

Marine Algae and Ecology of Pt. Whitehorn

Celebrate the lowest tide of the year at Whatcom Co.’s best naturalist beach. We will approach the Point from the Birch Bay side, about 3 miles total. Rubber boots, field guide, snacks, water, hand-lens, hand towel all recommended; and ANTICIPATE MUCH COOLER, BREEZY, conditions than in your garden. All knowledge levels and backgrounds are welcome. An algae list is provided, bring any field guide you may own and like. I suggest Druehl, Louis D. and Bridgette E. Clarkston, 2016, Pacific Seaweeds and/or Sept, Duane J., 2019, The New Beachcomber’s Guide to the Pacific Northwest. 

Meet at S.W. corner of Birch Bay State Park (boat ramp) and last toilet facility at 9:00 AM; Discover Pass required. Bob Lemon and Glen Alexander will lead up to 10 interested participants. Pre-registration required. Contact Bob at lemprev@alphahunt.com to register or with questions. Email preferred but Bob can also be reached by phone at (360) 714-8629. More information will be supplied via email to registrants.

Starts: June 23, 2024

Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Admission: Free, Limit to 10

Location: Birch Bay State Park
5105 Helweg Rd., Blaine, WA 98230

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Produced By: Koma Kulshan Chapter of WA Native Plant Society

Contact Person: Bob Lemon

Phone: 360-714-8629

Email: lemprev@alphahunt.com

        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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