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Phillip Johnson's view when the idea for CoastWatch came to him.\Photo by Dennis White.

Sitka Center History Includes CoastWatch

cascade_head_trail_dennis_white.jpg Since 1970, the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, on Cascade Head near Otis, has served as a refuge for artists and conservation thinkers and an incubator for creative concepts. The Center has just published a book, As Natural as the World Will Allow , authored by Sharon Overton, to celebrate that history...Read more
Sea Change

Celebrate International Coastal Cleanup Day

coastal_clean_up_stats SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 is International Coastal Cleanup Day. Ocean trash is a serious pollution issue that affects the health of wildlife, people, and local economies. Trash on our shores and in the water increases the destruction and degradation of wildlife, water quality, and and ecosystems. In partnership with volunteer organizations...Read more
Siletz Bay.

National Estuaries Week Arrives in September

National Estuaries Week is a nationwide event supported by Restore America’s Estuaries, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Estuarine Research Reserve Association, the Association of National Estuary Programs, and countless other associations and agencies. This year, National Estuaries week will be held Sept. 16-23. Since 1988,...Read more
Sea pickles off the coast of Oregon.

Sightings: ‘Sea Pickles’ Wash Ashore in the Pacific Northwest

pyrosomes Mysterious translucent creatures are washing ashore along the western shores of North America. Known as “sea pickles” -- the scientific name is pyrosomes -- these creatures are made up of a colony of individual zooids. A zooid is a tiny multicellular organism that makes up part of a colonial animal, and can develop from another zooid by budding or...Read more
 Tidepool life will be on display at the clinics.  Photo by Jarrett Juarez.

CoastWatch and Lincoln City Offer Tidepool Clinics

tidepool-life_jarrett_juarez.jpg 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 these clinics are being...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 50 th 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

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 High School, scene of the Sharing the Coast Conference. Photo by Sara Schreiber. CoastWatch’s Sharing the Coast Conference, our 9 th 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...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