Learn about development of West Bay Park
Visitors to West Bay Park in Olympia can take part in a special “Meet the Beach” program Sunday (Aug.2).
Volunteer beach naturalists from the South Sound Estuary Association will be on hand from 1-4 p.m. to talk about the marine creatures that live in Puget Sound. The program will take place during low tide, making it easier to find and see what lives in the intertidal zone in the deep South Sound.
Also at the beach will be Kip Sullivan, who was the project designer of the park. He will lead a beach walk at 2 p.m., talking about the development of Olympia’s newest saltwater park.
The park is at 700 West Bay Drive, Olympia.
The association will also have naturalists at Burfoot County Park from 1-4 p.m. Sunday.
Dress for the weather, including appropriate shoes for wet, rocky beaches.
For more information, go to sseacenter.org.
Walk Tacoma will conclude with scavenger hunt
The Walk Tacoma Scavenger Hunt on Wednesday will allow participants to explore downtown Tacoma by following clues, answering trivia questions and completing challenges.
Participants will begin between 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Washington State History Museum Plaza at South 19th Street and Pacific Avenue. They will be able to use public transportation, their feet or a bike to take them to destinations scattered across downtown Tacoma before meeting back at the plaza and heading to Anthem Coffee & Tea for food, drinks and prizes at 6:45 p.m.
Participants, competing as individuals or in teams, will earn points based on the number of clues they answer. They will be asked to take a photo at many of the locations, so a digital camera or camera phone is required.
The Downtown On the Go event, sponsored by Pierce Transit, is free, and there is no need to preregister. All ages are welcome. This will be the final Walk Tacoma event in the 2015 series.
Walk Tacoma 2015, sponsored by CHI Franciscan Health, is a nine-event walking series held on first and third Wednesdays from April through August. The themed walks, now in their sixth year, encourage people to enjoy downtown on foot by introducing new walking routes and sharing information about the community and its history through the guided tours.
For more information on the series, visit downtownonthego.org.
Presentation to recap salmon recovery efforts
Roger Urbaniak will give an update on effort to rebuild salmon populations in Washington at Thursday’s meeting of the South Sound Chapter of Puget Sound Anglers.
Urbaniak is a state Department of Fish and Wildlife salmon hatchery adviser, outdoors writer and member of Puget Sound Anglers.
He will talk about salmon recovery from the 1991 salmon endangered species listing to present. He will touch on the importance of salmon in the food chain, recent recovery expenditures, the state’s work with tribes, research programs, effectiveness of recovery efforts and ongoing research.
The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey. The general meeting starts at 7 p.m., with the presentation starting at 7:15 p.m.
For more information, go to sschapterpsa.com.
Compiled by Jeffrey P. Mayor, email@example.com