Beach Monitoring is one of Harbor WildWatch’s signature Community Science Programs where twice a year (summer & winter), we collect data from nine different beaches throughout the South Sound area. This information helps us determine how the beaches change over time and could be useful in determining the impact of a future natural or human induced event. You don’t have to have a science background to participate, nor are you required to stay for the entire duration of the typically 3-4 hour program! All ages welcome.
Our monitoring site at Purdy is about midway across the Purdy Sand Spit, near the lone madrone tree. There is public parking on West end of the spit but it’s closer to park along the road. Please use caution when entering and exiting your vehicle. There is a small scramble over the cobble to get to the beach. Our site is near the old pilings on the public side of the spit.