CoastWatch Events

CoastWatch intertidal field trip.  Photo by Alex Derr.
CoastWatch intertidal field trip. Photo by Alex Derr.
Feb
23

Environmental Volunteer Fair

February 23, 2019, Lincoln City

 Student volunteers removing invasive Scotch broom.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.
Student volunteers removing invasive Scotch broom.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.

Lincoln City Audubon is holding a volunteer fair to introduce local residents to opportunities to get involved in environmental activities “focused on habitat, beaches, and the environment.”  The event is free and open...

Feb
24

Microplastics Beach Clean Up

February 24, 2019, Otter Rock

Newport Surfrider Chapter cleaning microplastics at Otter Rock.
Newport Surfrider Chapter cleaning microplastics at Otter Rock.

The Newport Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is in need of volunteers to clean up the beach at Otter Rock. Join them at the Otter Rock Parking Lot Sunday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. Park near the bathrooms. There's more plastic and...

Mar
13

Black Oystercatcher Lecture

March 13, 2019, Cannon Beach

Black Oystercatcher. | Photo by Tim Melling

The Friends of Haystack Rock as host the Library Lecture Series held on the second Wednesday of each month, November to May, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach). These events are free and open to the public....

Mar
23

Spring Whale Watch Week

March 23, 2019 - March 31, 2019, Yachats

Grey whale breaching. | Photo by Joe Morris

It is time to celebrate Spring Whale Watch Week on the Oregon coast from March 23 - March 31 at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, Yachats), and at many other locations along the coast. Volunteers will be stationed at 24 designated...

Mar
23

SOLVE Spring Beach Cleanups

March 23, 2019

Join SOLVE and thousands of volunteers on March 23 as they clean up litter and marine debris from the entire Oregon coast! Since 1986, this home-grown tradition of twice-yearly beach cleanups has benefited people and wildlife alike, supporting clean seas and healthy communities. This is a...

Past Events

Nov
18

COASST Marine Debris Training

November 18, 2018, Astoria

 COASST marine debris volunteers tally their results.\Photo by Hillary Burgess.
COASST marine debris volunteers tally their results.\Photo by Hillary Burgess.

COASST (Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team) conducts a marine debris project that differs from the one organized by CoastWatch. They are offering a  training in their method which will take place in...

Nov
17

COASST Marine Debris Training

November 17, 2018, Lincoln City

COASST marine debris survey in progress.
COASST marine debris survey in progress.

University of Washington-based COASST (Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team) conducts a marine debris survey which differs from the one CoastWatch organizes.  They are offering a training session in their version of surveying which will take...

Nov
3

Dellenback Dunes Hike

November 3, 2018, Lakeside

Dellenback Dunes Trail. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

Join the South Coast Striders for a Dellenback Dunes and Tenmile Creek trails hike on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 9 a.m. Meet at the John Dellenback Dunes Trailhead (on the west side of Hwy 101 near Lakeside). Here are more detailed...

Oct
27

State of the Coast Conference

October 27, 2018, Coos Bay

The annual State of the Coast Conference, which brings together scientists, conservationists, representatives of coastal industries, and interested citizens to learn the latest about coastal and marine research and concerns, is coming up on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Southwestern Oregon...

Oct
20

Mushroom BioBlitz

October 20, 2018, Yachats

Turkey Tail mushrooms in the Oregon Dunes.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.
Turkey Tail mushrooms in the Oregon Dunes.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.

The next in a series of BioBlitzes at the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve takes place a bit inland, and is devoted to the mushroom population on the area.  BioBlitzes are one-time snapshots of biodiversity, in which volunteers and...

Oct
6

Fossil Discovery Walk

October 6, 2018, Netarts

Fossilized Crab
Fossilized Crab. | Photo courtesy of Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS

The Friends of Netarts Bay Watershed, Estuary, Beach, and Sea - WEBS group is hosting a "Geology of Netarts: Fossil Discover Walk" on Saturday, Oct. 6th, from 9 a.m.-noon at Netarts Bay.  The goal of the expedition is to...