Pier Peer programs resume in Olympia

See what creatures lurk in the waters at Boston Harbor Marina

Staff reportFebruary 23, 2014 

After taking the winter off, the South Sound Estuary Association is resuming its Pier Peer programs. The next event will be March 7 at 8 p.m.

Association volunteers and participants will gather at Boston Harbor Marina in Olympia to see what marine creatures lurk in the waters of Puget Sound. Lights are used to attract creatures to the dock. Jellyfish, sea slugs and worms are among the most common creatures seen.

Participants are asked to bring their own flashlight — one per person is ideal — wear nonslip shoes and dress for the weather.

Bringing children younger than 6 is not advised, and each child ages 6 to 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Parents should bring a life vest for each child.

Due to weight limit on the dock, the maximum number of people who can take part in each event is 20. If the association does not have 10 adult/youth reservations prior to an event, it might cancel the program for that month.

Registration is required for each event. You can do so at sseacenter.wordpress.com/pier-peer.

The program is on the first Friday of every month. The start time varies from 8 to 9 p.m., depending on the season.

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