CoastWatch Events

CoastWatch intertidal field trip.  Photo by Alex Derr.
CoastWatch intertidal field trip. Photo by Alex Derr.
Jul
27

Coastal Conservation Walk

July 27, 2017, Manzanita

Neahkahnie Beach.
Neahkahnie Beach. | Photo by Steve Carter

At the north end of the beach in Manzanita, Peregrine Point’s lush green forest rises from the sand. Lower Nehalem Community Trust manages this parcel, which extends the protected lands of Oswald West State Park, the gateway to the newly established...

Jul
29

Whale Watch Weekend

July 29, 2017, Depoe Bay

Gray Whale surfacing.\Photo by Era Horton.
Gray Whale surfacing.\Photo by Era Horton.

The Sixth Annual Summer Whale Watch Weekend is being held July 29 and 30 at Boiler Bay State Park near Depoe Bay, hosted by the Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society. 

ACS volunteer members and Certified Naturalists will be on hand from 10...

Aug
2

Orca Lecture

August 2, 2017, Charleston

Photo of two orca whales off the coast of Oregon.
Orcas in Oregon. | Photo by Gary Ligi

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's (OIMB) Summer 2017 Seminar Series includes a public lecture from Dr. Robert Pitman, who works for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA).

Speaker Robert L. Pitman will discuss “The Family that...

Aug
9

Sea Urchin Lecture

August 9, 2017, Charleston

Cynthia Trowbridge (right) conducting research at Lough Hyne, Ireland.
Cynthia Trowbridge (right) conducting research at Lough Hyne, Ireland.

Ordinarily, we wouldn’t list a talk about ecology in Ireland, since we keep things closer to home.  But in this case, the speaker is Cynthia Trowbridge, an old friend of CoastWatch and Oregon Shores.  She is one of the...

Aug
19

Newport Beach Cleanup

August 19, 2017, Newport

Agate Beach State Park in Oregon.
Agate Beach State Park in Oregon. | Photo from OutdoorProject

The Newport Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation kicks off their summer Beach Cleanup Series with a cleanup of Newport's Agate Beach on Saturday, Aug. 19, from noon to 3 p.m.

If you'd like to help, meet at Agate Beach State Wayside,...

Aug
26

Beverly Beach Post-Eclipse Cleanup

August 26, 2017, Newport

Newport, Oregon at sunset.
Newport, Oregon at sunset. | Photo by Andrew McCullough

The American Cetacean Society-Oregon Chapter is hosting a Post-Eclipse Beach Cleanup to help keep trash left behind out of our ocean environment. Reducing plastics and trash in the oceans directly helps marine mammals off the Oregon...

Sep
9

Brown Pelican Survey

September 9, 2017

Join Portland Audubon and a host of birders for the 2017 Brown Pelican Survey on Saturday, September 9. Not only will this be a great time to get out and see one of Oregon's local birds, but you can also help make a difference for the conservation of this species.

The biennial Brown Pelican...

Sep
16

Newport Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanups

September 16, 2017, Newport

Nye Beach in Oregon at sunset.
Nye Beach in Oregon at sunset. | Photo by Linda Cochran

Join the Newport Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation for a Fall 5 Beach Clean Up on September 16th. After the clean ups, rendevous back at Yaquina Bay State Park for a BBQ at 1pm. 

1) Yaquina Bay State Park

2) Nye Beach Turnaround

3) Agate...

Past Events

Jul
26

Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Seminar

July 26, 2017, Charleston

Redfish Rocks, Oregon Marine Reserve.
Redfish Rocks, Oregon Marine Reserve. | Photo from Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's (OIMB) Summer 2017 Seminar Series includes a discussion from Dr. Thomas Swearingen, fromt the Department of Fish and Wildlife. He will be discussing an overview...

Jul
25

Oceanside Tidepool Exploration

July 25, 2017, Tillamook

Nudibranch.
Colorful nudibranch found in a tide pool. | Photo from Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS

What amazing creatures are lurking at the water’s edge? This Oceanside event will give you an opportunity to see.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the shoreline at Oceanside, Friends of Netarts Bay Watershed, Estuary,...

Jul
23

Hike to Blacklock Point

July 23, 2017, Langlois

Blacklock Point, Oregon.
Blacklock Point, Oregon. | Photo from South Coast Striders

Join Reg Pullen and the South Coast Striders for a rugged 8.5 mile journey from Floras Lake to Blacklock Point along beaches, densely wooded trails and exposed rocky points with beautiful ocean views. It is a hike with plenty of...

Jul
23

Geology of Netarts Bay Walk

July 23, 2017, Netarts

Netarts Bay.
Netarts Bay. | Photo by Dolan. H

Join the Friends of Netarts Bay Watershed, Estuary, Beach and Sea (WEBS) on an amazing and free Geologic tour around Netarts Bay. You will see landslide areas, fossil deposits on Cape Meares, Happy Camp, bay overlooks and tsunami layers from the “Big One” in...

Jul
19

Volunteer Marbled Murrelet Survey

July 19, 2017, Yachats

Marbled Murrelet.\Photo courtesy of the Audubon Society.
Marbled Murrelet.\Photo courtesy of the Audubon Society.

The Audubon Society of Portland is conducting two volunteer-based surveys for the endangered Marbled Murrelet on the central Oregon coast, the second of which takes place July 19-20 (see separate listing for July 13-14).  Volunteers...

Jul
16

Salt Marsh Ecology Walk

July 16, 2017, Netarts

Netarts Bay Salt Marsh, Oregon.
Netarts Bay Salt Marsh, Oregon. | Photo from WEBS

Registration is required - please click this link to get your free ticket.

Walk along the saltmarsh of Netarts Bay while learning about how plants survive in a salty world on Sunday, July 16! Join Friends of Netarts Bay – Watershed, Estuary,...