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17th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest At Drakes Beach - Sunday, September 6, 1998

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Date: September 4, 1998
Contact: Kim Linse, 415-464-5100

Point Reyes National Seashore invites you to its 17th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest. Come spend the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend in the sand and sun of Drakes Beach. This all day free event is open to people of all ages. Prizes donated by the Point Reyes National Seashore Association will be awarded in each category. Categories include: Children (14 and under), Families, Adult Individuals, and Adult Groups.

Schedule of Events

9:00 am Registration - at Ken Patrick Visitor Center

1:00 pm Judging

3:30 pm Prizes awarded

For more information, please contact the Lighthouse Visitor Center at (415) 669-1534, or the Ken Patrick Visitor Center at (415) 669-1250.

-NPS-

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Four tidewater gobies (small brackish-water fish) in a hand. Credit: Cassandra Brooks/NPS.

Since the restoration of the Giacomini Wetlands in 2008, the tidewater goby--a federally endangered brackish-water resident fish species--has not only been observed in the newly restored channels and ponds, but in Lagunitas Creek, where it had previously not been documented since 1953. More...