Climate Events

Feb
22

Talk on Youth Climate Courts

February 22, 2020, Waldport

Youth climate rally.\Photo courtesy of Save Our Shores.

The Central Coast Canterbury Forum will kick off its Winter-Spring Series with a talk on “Youth Climate Courts, Human Rights and the Courage to Be.”  The speaker will be Dr. Tom Kerns. The event takes place on Saturday, Feb. 22, 1:30...

Mar
5

Tidal Forest Carbon Storage Lecture

March 5, 2020, Newport

Sitka Spruce-dominated tidal wetland.|Photo courtesy of USFWS.

On Thursday, March 5, 6:30 p.m., the MidCoast Watersheds Council continues its “From Ridgetop to Reef” speaker series with a lecture by Dr. J. Boone Kaufman on “Why conservation and restoration of Pacific Northwest tidal wetlands...

Mar
21

Climate Change Discussion

March 21, 2020, Yachats

Coquille Valley flooded during a king tide, a preview of sea level rise.\Photo by Alex Derr, supported by Lighthawk.

Andreas Schmittner, a professor of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University, will speak on “Climate Change:  Hoax or Apocalypse?” at the Cape Perpetua...

Past Events

Jan
9

Talk on Rainforests and Climate

January 9, 2020, Newport

Old growth and the Oregon Coast Trail.\Photo by Rena Olson.

A presentation on the role of forests in addressing climate problems will kick off the MidCoast Watersheds Council’s “From Ridgetop to Reef” series of “carbon speakers.”  Dominick DellaSala will speak on “Can Rainforests Save the...

Jan
8

Presentation on the Future Coast

January 8, 2020, Cannon Beach

Pat Corcoran.

The Friends of Haystack Rock will kick off the new year with a look at the coast of the future.  As part of the World of Haystack Rock lecture series, Patrick Corcoran of Oregon State University Extension will speak on “Envisioning the Coast of the Future.”  The event, free and...

Dec
11

Meeting on Climate Action Plan

December 11, 2019, Lincoln City

A king tide fills Siletz Bay at Lincoln City, previewing sea level rise.\Photo by Bob Loewen.

Groups concerned about climate change have called a meeting for Wednesday, December 11, to work on developing a climate action plan for Lincoln County.  The meeting takes place 5:30-7 p.m. at the...

Nov
21

Talk on Climate and Coastal Ecosystems

November 21, 2019, Newport

Coastal forest habitat.\Photo by Alexis Garrett.

Lincoln County Community Rights is sponsoring a talk on “Climate Change:  The Ocean, Forests, and the Green New Deal.”  The speaker is Chuck Willer, director of the Coast Range Association.  The event, free and open to all, takes place on...

Nov
21

Jordan Cove Rally at Capitol

November 21, 2019, Salem

Anti-LNG rally.\Photo by Allen Hallmark.

A rally will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21, 11 a.m. on the steps of the State Capitol building in Salem, demanding that Oregon reject the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and its associated pipeline.  The rally is being organized by Power Past...

Nov
19

Climate Planning Meeting

November 19, 2019, Waldport

King tide threatens a Waldport trailer park.\Photo by Roy Lowe.

The Waldport Climate Crisis Planning Committee will hold its second meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m. at the Seashore Family Literacy Center (125 N.W. Spruce St.) in Waldport.

The speaker will be Paul Engelmeyer, a long-time...

Nov
13

Science Pub on Climate Change

November 13, 2019, Pacific City

Pacific City shoreline (Pelican Brewing) just to the left of the scene shown here.\Photo by Sonja Peterson.

Science meets suds when the Nestucca, Neskowin & Sand Lake Watersheds Council sponsors a “Science Pub” at Pacific City’s Pelican Brewing (33180 Cape Kiwanda Dr.) on Wednesday, Nov. 13,...