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

Sep
29

Beach Cleanups

September 29, 2018, Lincoln County

Courtesy of Surfrider Foundation

 The Newport Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation and SOLVE are calling for volunteers on Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to clean up litter from local beaches. Newport Surfrider will be handing out cleanup supplies and collecting debris at five locations in...

Sep
29

35th Annual Beach & River Cleanups

September 29, 2018

Courtesy of SOLVE

Celebrate and care for your community by volunteering from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, for the SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup. SOLVE invites all Oregonians to help remove invasive plants and clean up hundreds of miles of beaches, rivers, and city streets before fall...

Sep
27

Heceta Head Lighthouse Hike

September 27, 2018, Newport

Heceta Head. Photo by Alex Derr.
Heceta Head. | Photo by Alex Derr.

The Newport 60+ Activity Center is inviting individuals (age 60+) to join them on a hike to Heceta Head Lighthouse on September 27, at 9 a.m. It will be a moderate 2.6 mile hike that is out and back. They will leave the 60+ Activity Center (20 SE 2nd,...

Sep
22

Whale Science Review

September 22, 2018, Newport

Whale flukes. | Photo courtesy of American Cetacean Society
Whale flukes. | Photo courtesy of American Cetacean Society

Join the American Cetacean Society (ACS) for their Oregon Chapter Meeting Speaker Series on Saturday September 22nd from 10am-12pm at the Newport Public Library (35 NW Nye St, Newport). This is a free event and open to the public....

Sep
22

Oregon Shorebird Festival

September 22, 2018 - September 23, 2018, Charleston

Whimbrels at South Beach\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.
Whimbrels at South Beach\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

For 32 years people have been gathering on the Oregon coast to watch thousands of shorebirds as they migrate from their arctic breeding grounds as far south as the tip of Argentina. Some of these shorebirds will be flying more than 7,000...

Sep
21

Shorebird Festival Opening Night

September 21, 2018 - September 23, 2018, Charleston

Now 32 years old, the Oregon Shorebird Festival is a landmark event for birders, wildlife managers and conservationists, and those who are fascinated by the role these avian transients play in our coastal ecology.  This year’s edition takes place Sept. 21-23 in Charleston.

The first night’s...