CoastWatch Events

CoastWatch intertidal field trip.  Photo by Alex Derr.
CoastWatch intertidal field trip. Photo by Alex Derr.
Oct
28

Webinar on Rocky Habitat Campaign

October 28, 2020

Our colleagues at the Audubon Chapter of Lincoln City are working on protections for two sites as part of the state’s Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, at Cape Foulweather and Cape Lookout.  They are planning a webinar to discuss the campaign to...

Nov
5

Virtual State of the Coast Conference

November 5, 2020

The State of the Coast Conference is an annual tradition, but like just about everything else in our world of late, it will look different this year. The entire conference has been moved online.  The good news is that the conference is free this year, and open to...

Nov
6

Virtual State of the Coast Conference

November 6, 2020

This year’s State of the Coast Conference has been moved online.  The good news is that the conference is free this year, and open to everyone.

This is the second day of the conference, which will take place Nov. 5-6.  No schedule is available...

Past Events

Feb
17

Yardang Hike

February 17, 2018

Dellenback Dunes. | Courtesy of the South Coast Striders

The South Coast Striders are hosting a Winter Tardang Hike on Februrary 13th. Winter weather and the wind make for some very cool looking sand sculptures geologist refer to as “Yardangs”. You can take a three-mile moderate-to-difficult...

Feb
1

Offshore Drilling Presentation

February 1, 2018, Coos Bay

Courtesy of Surfrider Foundation

Livelihoods in coastal communities across the country rely on America’s coastal waters. The Trump administration’s push to open our coastlines to offshore leasing would threaten recreation, the livelihoods of those in the fishing and tourism industries, and...

Jan
28

Science Pub Features Pyrosomes

January 28, 2018, Coos Bay

Over the past year, you may have seen some odd gelatinous tubes (some compare them to icycles) washing up on local beaches.  Many CoastWatchers have reported large numbers on their miles. These creatures are known as pyrosomes, and have never before been seen in such concentrations in...

Jan
21

Lecture on Plate Tectonics

January 21, 2018, Yachats

Geologist Bob Lillie will discuss “Beauty from the Beast:  Plate Tectonics and the Landscape of the Pacific Northwest” at the Yachats Common (441 Highway 101 N.) on Sunday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m.  The public event (free, but a $5 donations is suggested) is sponsored by the Yachats Academy of...

Jan
18

Master Naturalist Presentation

January 18, 2018, Newport

Athena Crichton leads a CoastWatch natural history field trip.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Athena Crichton leads a CoastWatch natural history field trip.\Photo by Alex Derr.

Potentially interested parties are invited to a presentation on the Oregon Master Naturalist Program by its statewide coordinator, Jason O’Brien.  It takes place on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Oregon...