From Oregon CoastWatch
Everyone is invited to a party celebrating the conclusion of this year’s King Tides project. The party will be held on Friday, Feb. 20, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at Lincoln City’s Roadhouse 101 (4649 S.E. Highway 101). The event provides a chance to view this year’s King Tides photographs, hear brief talks on sea level rise and changes coming to the Oregon coast, and enjoy food and drink in the company of others interested in citizen science and the coast’s future.
The final round of this year’s King Tide project—through which volunteer photographers document the highest tides of the year, to give us a preview of rising seas — occurs Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 17-19. Both the project and the closing party are sponsored by the CoastWatch program of the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition and the state’s Coastal Management Program. Co-sponsors include Surfrider Foundation and MidCoast Watersheds Council.
The party will feature a showing of photographs from the King Tide project, with special emphasis on those taken in the northern Lincoln County and southern Tillamook County areas. Some of the photographers will be on hand to comment on the photos.
Graduate students Katy Serafin and Alexis Mills will describe tools for visualizing the coast’s future as the climate changes, especially Envision, a modeling tool being developed at Oregon State University. Their presentation will focus on the Tillamook County Coastal Futures (TCCF) project as a case in point. The objective of the TCCF is to develop the information and tools necessary to enable coastal communities to visualize future scenarios and assess community vulnerability in the context of a changing climate.