CoastWatch Events

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

Nov
9

Rocky Habitat Meeting

November 9, 2020

Rocky shore habitat with sea stars.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The Rocky Habitat Working Group of the state’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC), which has been shepherding the new Rocky Habitat Management Strategy through to its eventual adoption, is holding an online meeting on Monday, Nov. 9,...

Nov
10

Seaweed Presentation

November 10, 2020

Seaweed in the rocky intertidal.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Bandon’s Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) offers a special online presentation on “Seaweed: Diverse, Delightful, and Delicious,” on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 6:30 p.m.  The presentation is free and open to all.

The presenter is Nancy...

Nov
11

Sandpiper Lecture

November 11, 2020

Sandpipers at Fort Stevens.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The Friends of Haystack Rock are conducting their annual lecture series via Facebook this winter.  All lectures, free and open to the public, begin at 7 p.m. and are offered via Facebook Live @Friends of Haystack Rock.

First up is Janet...

Past Events

Aug
19

Birdwalk at Crissey Field

August 19, 2017, Brookings

Crissey Field State Park
Bird tracks on beach at Crissey Field State Park. | Photo by Schuyler Erle

Join the Kalmiopsis Audubon Society (KAS), and their birding representative Gary Maschmeyer, on a bird-watching outing to Crissey Field, site of the State Parks welcome center just north of the California border, and...

Aug
10

Phycology Talk

August 10, 2017, Otis

Kelp, one of the more familiar seaweeds, on the shore.\Photo by Allison Asbjornsen.
Kelp, one of the more familiar seaweeds, on the shore.\Photo by Allison Asbjornsen.

Oregon harbors a world expert on the taxonomy of seaweed in Gayle Hansen, a senior researcher based with the Environmental Protection Agency outpost at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.  Hansen,...

Aug
9

Sea Urchin Lecture

August 9, 2017, Charleston

Cynthia Trowbridge (right) conducting research at Lough Hyne, Ireland.
Cynthia Trowbridge (right) conducting research at Lough Hyne, Ireland.

Ordinarily, we wouldn’t list a talk about ecology in Ireland, since we keep things closer to home.  But in this case, the speaker is Cynthia Trowbridge, an old friend of CoastWatch and Oregon Shores.  She is one of the...

Aug
4

Beaver Tales Art Exhibit Opening Reception

August 4, 2017, Nehalem

Busy Beaver by Rene Eisenbart.
Busy Beaver by Rene Eisenbart.

To celebrate beavers and their contribution to the ecology of the North Coast, The Wetlands Conservancy (TWC) and Lower Nehalem Watershed Council (LNWC) have partnered with local businesses to host the Beaver Tales Art Exhibit and Sale in Nehalem. Kicking off...

Aug
2

Orca Lecture

August 2, 2017, Charleston

Photo of two orca whales off the coast of Oregon.
Orcas in Oregon. | Photo by Gary Ligi

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's (OIMB) Summer 2017 Seminar Series includes a public lecture from Dr. Robert Pitman, who works for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA).

Speaker Robert L. Pitman will discuss “The Family that...

Jul
29

Whale Watch Weekend

July 29, 2017, Depoe Bay

Gray Whale surfacing.\Photo by Era Horton.
Gray Whale surfacing.\Photo by Era Horton.

The Sixth Annual Summer Whale Watch Weekend is being held July 29 and 30 at Boiler Bay State Park near Depoe Bay, hosted by the Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society. 

ACS volunteer members and Certified Naturalists will be on hand from 10...

Jul
27

Coastal Conservation Walk

July 27, 2017, Manzanita

Neahkahnie Beach.
Neahkahnie Beach. | Photo by Steve Carter

At the north end of the beach in Manzanita, Peregrine Point’s lush green forest rises from the sand. Lower Nehalem Community Trust manages this parcel, which extends the protected lands of Oswald West State Park, the gateway to the newly established...

Jul
26

Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Seminar

July 26, 2017, Charleston

Redfish Rocks, Oregon Marine Reserve.
Redfish Rocks, Oregon Marine Reserve. | Photo from Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's (OIMB) Summer 2017 Seminar Series includes a discussion from Dr. Thomas Swearingen, fromt the Department of Fish and Wildlife. He will be discussing an overview...