CoastWatch Events

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

Past Events


Let's Go Birding, Pistol River

October 7, 2017, Brookings

Bonaparte's Gull.
Bonaparte's Gull. | Photo Courtesy of Kalmiopsis Audubon Society

Join the Kalmiopsis Audubon Society's trip leader Gary Maschmeyer for a birding field trip in the Pistol River area. The group will look for migrating ducks, geese, and shorebirds in the estuary and then search for sparrows and...


Tahkenitch Dunes & Threemile Lake Hikes

October 1, 2017, Gardiner

Tahkenitch dunes.
Tahkenitch dunes. | Photo by Richard Hikes

The South Coast Striders are hosting a short and a long hike on October 1st. Experience the amazing diversity of the Oregon coast range on either of these two hikes.

Option 1: You can travel out along the Tahkenitch Dunes Trail as it winds through...


Stand Up For The Bay

September 30, 2017, Coos Bay

Stand Up For The Bay.
From Coos Bay Surfrider.

Stand Up! For The Bay is a community event designed to bring the bay and waterways into the focus of citizens in the community. The event will take place in downtown Coos Bay, at the public dock/boardwalk on Sept. 30. Registration starts at 9 a.m.; paddle kickoff is...


Beach and River Cleanups

September 23, 2017

coastal cleanup day
Courtesy of the Ocean Conservancy

In partnership with volunteer organizations and individuals from around the world, the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup has been occurring for nearly three decades. This event engages people to remove trash from the world's beaches and...


CoastWalk on North Coast

September 22, 2017 - September 24, 2017, Cannon Beach

Shoreline at Cannon Beach that CoastWalk will trod.\Photo by Heather Krom.
Shoreline at Cannon Beach that CoastWalk will trod.\Photo by Heather Krom.

The North Coast Land Conservancy is sponsoring CoastWalk, a three-days walking tour of north coast landscapes—beaches and sand spits, headlands and saltspray meadows—with all logistics taken care of for participants....


Beach Cleanup and Scavenger Hunt

September 16, 2017, Manzanita

Photo from Ocean Blue Project, Inc.

The Ocean Blue Project, Inc. will be hosting a beach cleanup for families involving a treasure map, beach cleanup, games for youth, and a scavenger hunt in honor of International Coastal Cleanup Month. 

Ocean Blue will be placing a message in a bottle. If...


Surfrider Fall Cleanups

September 16, 2017, Newport

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

The Newport Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is organizing a "Fall 5 Beach Clean Up" to take place on Sept. 16. After the cleanups, participants will rendevous back at Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site (just north of the mouth of...


International Coastal Cleanup Day

September 16, 2017

Celebrating International Coastal Cleanup Day.
Celebrating International Coastal Cleanup Day. | Photo from Golden Gate State Park

International Coastal Cleanup: Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Nearly 12 million people and counting have been part of the world’s biggest volunteer effort to protect the ocean. Will you join in this year?