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Friends of Saltwater State Park Great Annual Fish Count

July 14 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until July 14, 2019

State Park Discover Pass is required, or a day pass can be purchased at the entry booth $10.

The Great Annual Fish Count (GAFC) is a Reef Environment Education Foundation (REEF) citizen science program for collecting marine data. It takes place the whole month of July. So plan your dives and get your surveys in. If you are new to REEF or want to know more about our marine environment join us

  • July 13 – Fish ID presentation, 11 to 4 PM, at the Saltwater State Park Snack Shack – Photo presentation on fish most likely seen in Pacific Northwest marine waters. Learn how to identify them and where they like to live.
  • July 14 – Invertebrate presentation, 11-4 PM, at the Saltwater State Park Snack Shack – Photo presentation on specific invertebrates and a few kelp and eel grass. These invertebrates are a specific group of keystone or indicator species, while others are such cool critters!

Everyone is welcome to attend either or both presentations: interested marine enthusiasts, underwater photographers, need a REEF refresher and beginner level divers/snorkelers wanting to achieve REEF Level 2.

Those wanting to participate in the GAFC surveys or achieve REEF level 2:
Be sure to order in advance your PNW REEF kit with survey paper and underwater writer REEF.org. Become a REEF member. It’s free! Provide your registration number with your registration. Check out the REEF website to start your marine library to help you id marine life.

Tides and currents are decent for a morning low tide dive splash 9:30 or for evening high tide dives from 4 to 8 PM.

Camping, picnicking and light refreshments available in the park.

Limited space Registration at friends.saltwater.statepark@gmail.com

Details

Date:
July 14
Time:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
State Park Discover Pass is required, or a day pass can be purchased at the entry booth $10.
Event Category:

Venue

Saltwater State Park
25205 8th Place S
Des Moines,WAUnited States
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Organizer

Friends of Saltwater State Park
Phone:
253-839-2332
Email:
friends.saltwater.statepark@gmail.com
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/SWSPDesMoinesWA