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King tide on Nehalem spit.

King Tides Project about to Surge Again

King tide assaults the Hwy 101 seawall at Waldport.\Photo by Roy Lowe. The Oregon King Tides Project is entering its 13th year. Here are the dates for the three high-tide sequences that will be the focus for the 2022-2023 edition of the project: Nov. 24-26, Dec. 22-24, and Jan. 20-22, 2023. We will be hosting a set of King Tides-related events to provide...Read more
Mile 147.\Photo by Lyndell Wilken.

Mile-by-Mile Competition Concludes

mile_147_lyndell_wilken.jpeg By way of honoring our 50 th anniversary and laying the groundwork for the next 50 years, we launched a special fund-raising campaign, pegged to our signature CoastWatch program. We have a special place on our website devoted to this campaign:...Read more
Purple urchins.\Photo by Alex Derr.

Climate Vulnerability Assessment Proposed for Fisheries

urchins_alex_derr.jpg Oregon Shores sponsored an online talk on Sept. 8 by Mark Carr on “Preparing for a Changing Ocean.” The presentation was part of a series of talks by experts from around the country that we have sponsored during our 50 th anniversary year, as we look ahead to the next 50 years of coastal conservation. Dr. Carr’s talk prompted...Read more

Special Volunteer Needed for King Tides Project

king_tidefs_logo.png CoastWatch collaborates with the state’s Coastal Management Program on the King Tides Project every year. Through this project, volunteer photographers document that highest tides of the year. We have a trove of photographs, growing in value every year, as we develop an ever-more-detailed portrait of the coast’s vulnerability to...Read more

State Adopts Plan to Address Ocean Acidification

waves_and_cape_lookout_dale_harmer.jpg Mandated by the 2017 Oregon Legislature, the state developed a plan to address the growing problem of ocean acidification and hypoxia (OAH). The Oregon Coordinating Council on Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia (OAH), a body composed of scientists and agency leaders, with conservation and fishing industry...Read more

Global Warming Commission Has New Website

keep_oregon_cool_poster.png The Oregon Global Warming Commission has a new, improved website and climate-focused blog at...Read more
King tide at Bandon's south jetty.  Photo by Barbara Harrison.

King Tide Project Will Rise Again this Winter

king_tide_bandon_south_jetty_barbara_harrison.jpg The 2018-2019 edition of the King Tide Project is on the horizon. We have identified the three highest-high-tide sequences of the coming winter, and we're organizing "preview" events to provide background information and introduce new volunteers to the project. See the calendar for...Read more

February 6 Rally to Protest Oil Drilling Scheme

oil_spill_impacts.png Oregon Shores is joining with many other conservation groups to sponsor a rally on the State Capitol steps to protest the Trump administration’s suddenly announced plan to open Oregon’s ocean waters to oil drilling leases (along with almost all United States marine areas). The rally takes places at 2:30 p.m., in conjunction with a...Read more
King Tide on the Clatsop County shore.\Photo courtesy of ORKingTides.

Final King Tide Series Now Surging

king_tide_clatsop_coast_orkingtides.jpg The final round of the 2017-2018 King Tide Project, through which volunteer photographers document the highest tides of the year, is upon us. The third and last series of extreme high tides (known as "king tides") occurs January 2-4. (The first two rounds took place in November and December.) Check...Read more
Siletz Bay.

National Estuaries Week Arrives in September

siletz_bay_high_tide_meg_reed.jpg National Estuaries Week is a nationwide event supported by Restore America’s Estuaries, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Estuarine Research Reserve Association, the Association of National Estuary Programs, and countless other associations and...Read more