Navarro-by-the-Sea Center (NSCR) will be holding its Second annual King Tide Open House on Saturday, February 8th at the historic Captain Fletcher's Inn at Navarro River Redwood State Park from 9:00 til noon.
The Open House is being held in conjunction with the King Tides Project of the California Coastal Commission to educate the public about sea levelrise and the effects of climate change on the coast.
A 'king tide' is the highest predicted high tide of the year. The king tides on February 8th and 9th are projected to crest at over 7 feet and could be higher if there is flooding or a storm surge that weekend. The king tides are now considered extreme high tides, but they will likely become the norm as the sea level continues to rise and pushes the high tide elevations higher and higher.
The historic Captain Fletcher's Inn will be open to the public during the Open House on Saturday the 8th from 9:00 am until noon. The event is free with lots of parking at Navarro Beach. Come and enjoy the king tide from a safe distance at Navarro Beach, and stop by the Inn to warm up and enjoy a free tour. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be available to visitors, along with a warm fire in the restored fireplace.
Visitors are encouraged to document and share pictures taken as part of the King Tide Project taken at Navarro Beach and other locations along the coast by uploading them to the Commission's website at coastal.ca.gov/kingtides/.
Please remember to be safe when on the shore, never turn your back to the ocean and supervise children at all times when on the beach.
And please mark your calendars for our annual Navarro-by-the-Sea Day, which will be held on Saturday, June 6th from noon til 5:00 pm. It's our major fundraiser of the year, with bbq, homemade goodies, local beers and wine served from the original bar, amazing silent auction items, free tours, and live music all afternoon.
Please spread the word and come down!