Park Wavelengths - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

June 03, 2015 Posted by: Loretta Farley

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Tuesday's full moon ushered in early morning minus tides, providing good tide pooling opportunities:

Date Time Height
Saturday, June 6 8:26 am -1.0 feet
Sunday, June 7 9:17 am -0.7 feet

Yellow bush lupine abloom at Tomales Point heralds the end of spring. Flowering shrubs include elderberry in light yellow puffs along Sir Francis Drake Highway.

Fire season has officially begun in the Seashore. Be sure to pick up a free beach fire permit if you plan to have a fire on the beach. Permits are not issued on high fire danger days [nor on Very High or Extreme fire danger days]. Check equipment for spark arresters; be sure to clear defensible space around structures; check your vehicle when parking in dry grass to be sure catalytic convertors don't ignite a fire.

On Sunday, June 7, Highway 1 will be closed from noon to 1 pm in both directions through the town of Point Reyes Station to accommodate an annual parade. A detour is available. Watch for highway patrol and sheriff's staff on the road as you enter Point Reyes Station.

Wonderful new artwork on display at the Bear Valley Visitor Center is the annual Poetry and Art competition child and teen winners from the California Coastal Commission. Amazing words, colors, and themes around the ocean!

Volunteer to work on the northern end of the Estero Trail this Saturday, June 6, which is National Trails Day. Details available at

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Last updated: July 3, 2015

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