Park Wavelengths - 2016

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Park Wavelengths was a bi-weekly email published from 2003 until mid-2016 informing subscribers about events, closures, natural history, and cultural history at Point Reyes.

Park Wavelengths - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

July 06, 2016 Posted by: Loretta Farley

News release about closure of the Cross Marin Trail from early August through October to replace a failed corrugated metal pipe culvert.

 

Park Wavelengths - Friday, July 1, 2016

July 01, 2016 Posted by: Loretta Farley

Tips for the holiday weekend; the Bear Valley and Lighthouse visitor centers are open throughout the weekend, including on Monday; all camping permits have been reserved for Saturday and Sunday nights; updates on wildlife protection closures; no fireworks permitted.

 

Park Wavelengths - Wednesday, May 25, 2016

May 25, 2016 Posted by: Loretta Farley

Extreme low and high tides in early June; elderberries and blackberries; great blue herons hunting gophers; rattlesnake grass; goats are back at D Ranch; information about Memorial Day weekend; Memorial Day service at the U.S. Life-Saving Service cemetery; part of the Point Reyes Beach is closed on weekends and federal holidays to better protect nesting snowy plovers.

 

Park Wavelengths - Friday, May 6, 2016

May 06, 2016 Posted by: Loretta Farley

Eta Aquarid meteor shower; transit of Mercury; fire season begins; exclosures have been installed on the Great Beach to better protect nesting snowy plovers; California Coastal Commission Art and Poetry contest artwork and poems are on display at the Bear Valley Visitor Center.

 

Park Wavelengths - Monday, May 9, 2016

May 09, 2016 Posted by: Loretta Farley

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is considering developing future rulemaking to allow U.S. Coast Guard discharges within part or all of Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries and invites the public to weigh in on these issues.

 

Park Wavelengths - Saturday, April 23, 2016

April 23, 2016 Posted by: Loretta Farley

Lyrid meteor shower; new landslides in the Chimney Rock area; flowers in bloom; artwork on display at the Bear Valley Visitor Center; deadline for the Youth Conservation Corps program is April 29.

 

Park Wavelengths - Friday, April 15, 2016

April 15, 2016 Posted by: Loretta Farley

The trees blocking the Rift Zone Trail have been cleared, and potable water has been restored to Coast Campground.

 

Park Wavelengths - Wednesday, April 6, 2016

April 06, 2016 Posted by: Loretta Farley
 

Park Wavelengths - Friday, April 8, 2016

April 08, 2016 Posted by: Loretta Farley

The water from the faucets at Coast Campground needs to be boiled, filtered, or otherwise treated until further notice.

 

Park Wavelengths - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

March 29, 2016 Posted by: Loretta Farley

The Rift Zone Trail has nearly a dozen trees down and blocking near the southern boundary of the Vedanta Retreat property.

 

Park Wavelengths - Friday, April 1, 2016 - 4:35 pm

April 07, 2016 Posted by: Loretta Farley

Orca were seen from the Lighthouse area on Sunday, April 27, 2016.

 

Park Wavelengths - Friday, April 1, 2016 - 4:05 pm

April 01, 2016 Posted by: Loretta Farley

More auto break-ins close to the park have been reported.

 

Park Wavelengths - Wednesday, March 9, 2016

March 09, 2016 Posted by: Loretta Farley

Point Reyes National Seashore seeks 15- to 18-year-olds for this summer's Youth Conservation Corps Program. Applications must be postmarked on or before April 29.

 

Park Wavelengths - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

March 02, 2016 Posted by: Loretta Farley

Jupiter and the Moon; rain and sun contribute to flowers blooming; annual harbor seal protection measures are in effect from March 1 to June 30; new artwork at the Bear Valley Visitor Center by Stephanie Martin.

 

Park Wavelengths - Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 9:03 am

February 10, 2016 Posted by: Loretta Farley

Update on elephant seals; goats are grazing the D Ranch in effort to reduce invasive plant species; park visitor centers are open for Washington's Birthday weekend.

 

Park Wavelengths - Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 8:47 am

February 10, 2016 Posted by: Loretta Farley

Point Reyes National Seashore is partnering with the Conservation Corps North Bay to host a free tire recycling collection from February 16 to 21.

 

Park Wavelengths - Thursday, February 4, 2016

February 04, 2016 Posted by: Loretta Farley

Most of Drakes Beach west of the Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center is closed through Thursday, March 31, 2016, to better protect elephant seals from disturbance during pupping season.

 

Park Wavelengths - Tuesday, February 2, 2016

February 02, 2016 Posted by: Loretta Farley

High tides in the morning, the moon wanes, and the Chinese Year of the Monkey arrives; updates whale watching; wildflowers begin to bloom; update on coho salmon.

 

Park Wavelengths - Tuesday, January 19, 2016

January 19, 2016 Posted by: Loretta Farley
 

Park Wavelengths - Wednesday, January 6, 2016

January 06, 2016 Posted by: Loretta Farley

Quadrantid meteor shower; update on Tolay, the elephant seal; artwork composed of marine debris is on display at the Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center.

 

Last updated: February 17, 2016

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