The South Sound Estuary Association has announced it will continue the popular Pier Peer event, once run by People for Puget Sound, at Boston Harbor Marina.
The next program will be Nov. 3, said Diana Larsen-Mills, president of the association’s board of directors. There will be a pier peer held the first Saturday of every month, starting at 8 p.m., until further notice.
Participants will have the chance to look below the waters of Puget Sound and discover the lives of some mysterious and beautiful creatures. Jellyfish, colorful sea slugs, predatory worms and more are attracted by underwater lights hanging from a pier.
“This is a chance to learn about the animals of Puget Sound and see them like never have before,” Larsen-Mills said.
The Pier Peer program was created and offered by People for Puget Sound, but the organization disbanded recently.
People attending the program should bring their own flashlight and dress for the weather. Children under age 5 are not advised. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
The cost is $10 per adult and children are admitted free. Ten adults must be registered to hold the event, and registration will be closed at 10 adults for the safety and enjoyment of participants.
To register, go to nyurl.com/9qc89ps. You also can sign up for future programs in advance.
The marina is at 312 73rd Ave. NE, Olympia.
You can learn more about the association and its programs at sseacenter.org.
In the Tacoma area, Metro Parks Tacoma will be hold pier peers in the coming months. The first program is scheduled for Nov. 10 at the Foss Waterway Seaport. The program will run from 7:30-9 p.m. and is for people ages 8 and older. Each child requires one adult companion. The cost is $8 a person.
Additional programs are planned for Dec. 1, Jan. 12 amd Feb. 2 at Point Defiance Marine and Jan. 19 at the Foss Waterway Seaport.