Thursday, March 20, 2008

Tide Pool Trails at Rosario

Washington State Parks is installing a marked "trail" in around the various tide pools at Rosario Beach using stainless steel markers drilled into the rock. The term trail is probably a misnomer as it really is only outlined by the markers. The 550-foot long trail is designed to allow visitors to explore several tidal zones while protecting the marine life.

The trail is needed because visitors to the park were destroying the marine life by trampling the tidepools. I personally observed the destruction when in 1995 1,200 school children descended unannounced on the Rosario tide pools and turned it into a moonscape.

For the complete story see the Skagit Valley Herald article here. We hope this works!

Photos by Frank Varga - Skagit Valley Herald

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