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Optional Pre- and Post-Workshop Field Trips

There will be two optional field trips associated with this workshop, one just before and one just after the workshop. Each field trip is limited to 35 participants and has an associated participation fee. If you are interested in participating in a field trip, you can sign up and pay the fee on the registration and payment form. Note that the additional fees for each field trip will cover food, transportation, and entrance or cruise fees.

Learn more about the Pre-workshop field trip or the Post-workshop field trip

Optional Pre-workshop Field Trip: Pacific Coast South of San Francisco and San Francisco South Bay

Monday, June 17th, 8 am to 8 pm

(Tidal info: Ocean Beach: Low 11:38 AM 1.4 | Redwood City Creek Entrance Tides:Low 1:51 PM 1.5 |High 8:22 PM 7.7.Lunch provided.)
Tentative stops (weather and time permitting) include:
  • 8 am – pick up in front of Chinatown Center (CCSF) - 808 Kearny
  • 8-8:30 am - Drive to Great Highway & Sloat (Ocean Beach)
  • 8:30-9:15 am - Ocean Beach - dune formation and migration, coastal erosion, control structures
  • 9:15-9:30 am - Drive to Mussel Rock
  • 9:30-11 am - Mussel Rock - San Andreas Fault and coastal erosion
  • 11 to 11:15 am- Drive to Gray Whale Cove Beach
  • 11:15-12:15 pm - Gray Whale Cove Beach - sand formation and Montara Granite
  • 12:15-12:30 - Drive to Pillar Point
  • 12:30-1:30 pm - Pillar Point - LUNCH + HMB breakwater and reef
  • 1:30-2:30 pm - Drive to South Bay Salt Ponds
  • 2:30-3 pm - South Bay Salt Ponds – development and reclamation
  • 3-3:15 pm - Drive to Marine Science Institute
  • 3:15-5:30 pm - Marine Science Institute - South Bay Educational/Research-Vessel Cruise
  • 5:30-5:45 pm - Drive to restaurants
  • 5:45-7 pm - Dinner (on own dime)
  • 7-8 pm - Drive back to 808 Kearny

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Field Trip Handouts (Acrobat (PDF) 3.7MB Jun15 13)

Where the Faultline Meets the Coast

[link http://www.bcdc.ca.gov/planning/reports/SaltPonds_Jun2005.pdf Salt Ponds – Staff Report – October 2005']

Dredging at Pillar Point Harbor

1982-83 El Niño Coastal Erosion: San Mateo County, California

South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project

  • Marcia Bicego
  • Joceline Boucher
  • Jennifer Bown
  • Monica Bruckner
  • Sue Clement
  • Timothy Cook
  • Mea Cook
  • June Dias
  • Beth Dushman
  • Martin Farley
  • Rubens Figueira
  • John Fitzpatrick
  • Mirjam Sophia Glessmer
  • Elizabeth Gordon
  • Alfred Hochstaedter
  • Mary Anne Holmes
  • Kathryn Hoppe
  • Martha House
  • Stephanie Jaeger
  • David Kobilka
  • James Kuwabara
  • Chris Lewis
  • Sharon Lynch
  • Pam Mery
  • Dave Mogk
  • Susan Richardson
  • Lauren Sahl
  • Katherine F. Shaw
  • Kristen St. John
  • Al Trujillo
  • Cynthia Venn
  • David Watkins
  • Katryn Wiese
  • Michelle Wood
  • Debra Woodall
  • Sarah Zellers


Optional Post-workshop Field Trip: San Francisco and Marin Headlands

Friday June 21, 8 am to 5:30 pm

(Rodeo Beach Tides: High 11:17 AM 4.7 | Low 3:49 PM 2.3. Lunch provided.)

Tentative stops (weather and time permitting) include:
  • 8 am - pick up in front of Chinatown Center (CCSF) - 808 Kearny
  • 8-8:30 am - Drive to Rodeo Beach
  • 8:30-9:50 am - Rodeo Beach & Lagoon -1-mile lagoon and beach trail/walk (roundtrip) - wetland ecology, coastal erosion, landslides, sand formation
  • 9:50-10 am - Drive to Pt. Bonita Lighthouse
  • 10-11:30 am - Pt. Bonita Lighthouse - 1-mile round trip trail - pillow basalts, maritime history, offshore bathymetry
  • 11:30-11:40 am - Drive to Rodeo Beach Quarry
  • 11:40 am - 12:10 pm - Chert Quarry
  • 12:10-12:15 pm - Drive to Rodeo Beach
  • 12:15-12:45 pm - LUNCH Rodeo Beach
  • 12:45-1 pm - Drive to Battery Godfrey
  • 1-1:55 pm - Battery Godfrey + Coastal Trail (Golden Gate Bridge) - 0.5-mile walk – serpentinite, tidal currents, and maritime history
  • 1:55-2:05 pm - Drive to Ft. Point
  • 2:05-2:35 - Ft. Point - Golden Gate Bridge History - serpentinite - tidal currents
  • 2:35-2:45 pm - Drive to Baker Beach
  • 2:45-3:30 pm - Baker Beach – sand migration, Pleistocene sand dunes, terranes
  • 3:30-3:45 pm - Drive to Lands End
  • 3:45-5 pm - Sutro Baths + Coastal Erosion + Terraces (~1.5 to 2 mile loop trail)
  • 5-5:30 pm - Drive back to 808 Kearny

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  • Joceline Boucher
  • Jennifer Bown
  • Monica Bruckner
  • Timothy Cook
  • Mea Cook
  • June Dias
  • Beth Dushman
  • John Fitzpatrick
  • Mirjam Sophia Glessmer
  • Elizabeth Gordon
  • Alfred Hochstaedter
  • Mary Anne Holmes
  • Kathryn Hoppe
  • Martha House
  • David Kobilka
  • Cindy Lampe
  • Michele LaVigne
  • Sharon Lynch
  • Dave Mogk
  • Elizabeth Nagy-Shadman
  • Susan Richardson
  • Lauren Sahl
  • Katherine F. Shaw
  • Kristen St. John
  • Debra Stakes
  • Kent Syverson
  • Stephen Taylor
  • Cynthia Venn
  • David Watkins
  • Katryn Wiese
  • Michelle Wood
  • Debra Woodall
  • Sarah Zellers


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