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 Tidepool life will be on display at the clinics.  Photo by Jarrett Juarez.

CoastWatch and Lincoln City Offer Tidepool Clinics

Tidepool life will be on display at the clinics. Photo by Jarrett Juarez. Fawn Custer, CoastWatch’s volunteer coordinator, is leading a series of “tidepool clinics” this spring in Lincoln City. CoastWatch is joining forces with the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau to make this learning opportunity available to the shore-visiting public. Eleven of...Read more
Photograph of Nestucca Spit on the Oregon Coast.

Mother’s Day March Celebrates Beach Milestone

nestucca_spit_linda_fink_3.jpg Oregon Shores will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Oregon Beach Bill throughout 2017. Our first anniversary event, though, honors an occasion that preceded the Beach Bill campaign, but served as a prelude to the struggle to keep Oregon’s beaches open, natural, and public. On this Mother’s Day, May 14, we...Read more
Snowy Plover exclusion area.  Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service.

Snowy Plover Restrictions Now in Effect

Snowy Plover exclusion area. Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service. Beachgoers are urged to help recovery efforts of the threatened Western Snowy Plover by respecting nesting areas and beach restrictions. These regulations went into effect March 15, and last through Sept. 15. The plovers, a small shorebird, nest on open sand along Oregon’s beaches. During...Read more

Eugene Dance Concert Will Benefit Oregon Shores

flex_coast_concert_poster_2017.jpg The relationship between people and nature is often described as a dance. Some Eugene-area dancers are using their skills to connect people to the coast in terpsichorean terms and benefit Oregon Shores into the bargain. Every year, Flex Studios in Eugene gives a benefit concert, with a theme and a designated...Read more
Waldport High School, scene of the Sharing the Coast Conference.  Photo by Sara Schreiber.

'Sharing the Coast' Takes Place this Weekend

waldport_h.s._2_sara_schreiber.jpg CoastWatch’s Sharing the Coast Conference, our 9th annual feast of information about shoreline natural history and science, takes place this year in Waldport, and is coming up this weekend, March 3-5. The public is invited, so please spread the word to anyone you know who might be interested. However, the...Read more
Waldport High School, Photo by Sara Schreiber.

Sharing the Coast Conference Arrives in March

waldport_h.s._sara_schreiber.jpg For the past eight years, CoastWatch has sponsored the Sharing the Coast Conference each spring. The event provides a wealth of background information relevant to monitoring the shoreline and participating in citizen science. The conference is open to everyone, and covers topics of interest to anyone who loves the...Read more
King Tide fills Yaquina wetlands.  Photo by Meg Reed.

King Tide Parties Celebrate Project, Look to Future

king_tide_yaquina_wetlands_meg_reed.jpg Each winter’s King Tide Project concludes with a series of wrap-up parties. These celebrate the good work that has been done, but also help to prepare us for the next year’s effort. CoastWatch, along with co-sponsors Surfrider and the Coastal Management Program, invite one and all to join one of these...Read more
 Beached bird training.  Photo courtesy of COASST.

CoastWatch Citizen Science Projects Need More Volunteers

Beached bird training. Photo courtesy of COASST. CoastWatch has long sponsored several citizen science projects, such as the beached bird survey in which many mile adopters participate. Over the course of the past year, though, we have expanded the range of these projects. We now conduct seven citizen science projects. Through our "Community Engagement with...Read more
King Tide at Toledo boat launch.  Photo by Gregory Henton.

King Tide Project Surges Again

king_tide_at_toledo_boat_launch_gregory_henton_crop.jpg For the seventh year, Oregonians are participating in the King Tide Project, the state’s branch of an international citizen science initiative. The project is sponsored in Oregon each year by CoastWatch, along with the Coastal Management Program of the Department of Land...Read more
Photo of kayakers at Haystack Rock by Sonja Peterson.

Last Chance to Contribute to a Survey on Coastal Values

kayaks_haystack_sonja_peterson2.jpg What areas of the coast do you consider most precious? Which stretches of shoreline need better protection? What do you like to do when you visit the coast? How strongly to you support marine reserves, wave energy development or ocean planning? A research team at Portland State University would like to know...Read more