The fascinating life in tide pools will be featured in a free interpretive outing Saturday, June 23, from 8:30 a.m. 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 tide pools.

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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