Building Quarry Cove
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 40.448 W 124° 04.209
10T E 415179 N 4947308
This history sign is located at the parking area above Quarry Cove.
Waymark Code: WMCXPC
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 10/23/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 4

The quarry served as a source for rock materials for U.S. Hwy. 101 from the 1920s to the 1980s.

Marker Name: Building Quarry Cove
Marker Text: Accessible tide pools.
The Bureau of Land Management opened this area to the sea in June, 1994, to attract marine life to a former rock quarry site.
It took two years to construct intertidal habitat that would support marine organisms in the same way as do naturally formed tide pool areas.
This is the first time anywhere that people have attempted to build a rocky intertidal zone. This is also the first intertidal accessible and barrier-free to everyone.
Intertidal zones are highly productive of life, but they are also very sensitive to disturbance and pollution. Please stay on the path.

While the sign provides the history of the site’s conversion it is now out of date because the project failed. Due to the narrow sheltered entrance sand began to accumulate and has now buried most of the constructed trail and tide pool features. Check the then and now image in the Photo Gallery.

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: BLM

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Coast

County: Lincoln

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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