'It's time to celebrate tide pools'

This is a press release courtesy of the Siuslaw National Forest, Pacific Northwest Region.

Discover what life is like at the edge of the ocean! You are invited to enjoy Tide Pool Discovery Days, August 9 - 11, at Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, three miles south of Yachats. Discover amazing life forms like sea anemones, sea stars, sea urchins, feather boa kelp, which are easily seen during low tides.

"It's time to celebrate tide pools," said Lori Robertson, Cape Perpetua Center Director. "The tides will be low in the morning and we're planning fun, family events for the weekend."

During Tide Pool Discovery Days naturalists will be stationed at the tide pools from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday through Sunday, August 9th-11th, assuming ocean conditions are mellow.

Ranger programs, a puppet show, tide pool movies and kids' crafts will be available at the visitor center.

EcoTreks (ranger-guided hikes) will be continuing in August on Saturdays at 1pm. These hikes venture into various habitats in the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area.

All activities are free, although a valid, federal day use pass is required within the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. This can be obtained at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, which is open daily from 10am-5:00pm during summer months.

Contact: For more information about the Siuslaw National Forest visit our web site at /siuslaw or call 541-750-7000. Stay in touch through and