CoastWatch Events

CoastWatch intertidal field trip.  Photo by Alex Derr.
CoastWatch intertidal field trip. Photo by Alex Derr.
Sep
20

Oregon Shorebird Festival

September 20, 2019, Charleston

Red Knots at Fort Stevens.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The 33rd annual Oregon Shorebird Festival is being planned for Sept. 20-22.  As usual, it will be based at the Oregon Institute for Marine Biology (63466 Boat Basin Rd. in Charleston).  Most details have not yet been published, but birders...

Sep
21

Beach & Riverside Cleanup

September 21, 2019

SOLVE cleanup in action.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

The time is approaching for SOLVE’s annual fall cleanup of our ocean shores and river banks.  On Saturday, Sept. 21, as many as 30,000 volunteers will turn out all over Oregon to pick up litter (an anticipated quarter-million pounds or so)...

Sep
26

Volunteer Appreciation at Cape Perpetua

September 26, 2019, Yachats

Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve at its northern boundary.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Every fall, the organizations working to protect the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve and its surrounding terrestrial environment gather for a volunteer appreciation night.  Current and prospective volunteers gather...

Past Events

Jun
23

Benefit Art Show

June 23, 2019, Portland

 "Short Sands," a painting by Judy Shaw that is featured in the Coastal Watchers show.
"Short Sands," a painting by Judy Shaw that is featured in the Coastal Watchers show.

This is the final week of a special benefit art show, “The Coastal Watchers,” running through June 23 at the Elizabeth Jones Art Center (515 N.W. 14th St.) in Portland.  The gallery is open...

Jun
11

Lecture on Microplastics

June 11, 2019, Portland

Dorothy Horn, a Portland State University doctoral candidate studying plastic pollution in the ocean, will speak about microplastics in the sea and in rivers at the next monthly meeting of the Surfrider Portland Chapter, Tuesday, June 11, 7-9 p.mm. at  UP North Surf Club.

Horn will also...

Jun
8

Seabird Nest Monitoring Training

June 8, 2019, Cannon Beach

Pelagic cormorants feeding young.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Pelagic cormorants feeding young.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

Portland Audubon, along with local partners, conducts a seabird nest colony monitoring project at several locations on the coast, including Cape Perpetua, Heceta Head, and the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, along with nearby Haystack...