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Northern California District
Release Date: 06/07/12
Contacts: Rachel Sowards Thompson , (707) 986-5411 or  
  Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332  
News Release No. NC-12-69

BLM, Lost Coast Interpretive Association to Host Free Tidepool Tour at Mal Coombs Park

The fascinating life in tidepools will be featured in a free interpretive outing Saturday, June 23, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Mal Coombs Park in Shelter Cove. The outing is part of a summer hikes series offered by the Bureau of Land Management and the Lost Coast Interpretive Association. 

Participants should meet at the Mal Coombs Park lighthouse.

BLM Interpretive Specialist Rachel Sowards Thompson said participants should be prepared to get wet as they learn about the hardy forms of life that exist in tidepools.

“These plants and animals can survive crashing waves and drying sun in an environment that changes daily with the tides,” she said.

During the outing Sowards Thompson will present information on the BLM California Coastal National Monument, the rocks and islands off the California coast that have special recognition and protection as part of the BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS).  The monument includes more than 20,000 features stretching the length of the coast from the mean high tide line and out 12 nautical miles.

For more information or to sign-up, call the King Range Project Office, (707) 986-5415 or email


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Last updated: 06-07-2012