Coastal Conservation Calendar

Oregon coast natural history and conservation events sponsored by various organizations. Oregon Shores Featured Events are highlighted.

Sep
22

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....

Sep
23

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...

Sep
24

Notes from the Riverkeepers Performance

September 24, 2017, Astoria

Latourell Falls in the Columbia River Gorge.
Latourell Falls in the Columbia River Gorge. | Photo by Chanel Hason

A musical homily unveiling the epic, sordid history of crude-oil-by-rail transport in the Columbia River Gorge.

Doors at 6:30pm, show at 7pm
Audience talk-back after the performance at 8:15pm

Purchase tickets here. 

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Sep
25

Community Discussion—Channel Expansion

September 25, 2017, Coos Bay

Coos Bay entrance, with South Slough in foreground.\Photo courtesy of Surfrider.
Coos Bay entrance, with South Slough in foreground.\Photo courtesy of Surfrider.

The Port of Coos Bay proposes to deepen and widen the navigation channel through the estuary from the ocean to river mile 8.2.  The Corps of Engineers will be preparing an Environmental Impact Statement to...

Sep
27

Floras Lake Public Workshop

September 27, 2017, Gold Beach

Floras Lake.
Floras Lake. | Photo from Bureau of Land Management Oregon and Washington

On Wednesday,  Sept. 27, the Curry County commissioners continue their public process regarding the future of county-owned lands at Floras Lake with a "workshop" to which the public is invited. In late April, 150 local...

Sep
29

Forestry Talks

September 29, 2017, Rockaway

The heavily clearcut Jetty Creek watershed is Rockaway's water source.\Photo by Shane Anderson.
The heavily clearcut Jetty Creek watershed is Rockaway's water source.\Photo by Shane Anderson.

Forest practices are of intense concern everywhere on the coast, but particularly in Rockaway, where spraying and other forest management activities directly threaten the community’s water...

Sep
30

National Public Lands Day

September 30, 2017

 

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From our neighborhood parks or beaches to our nation’s awe-inspiring national parks, public lands of all sizes and varieties are the places where we live, learn, play, exercise, and relax. In fact, over 30% of...

Sep
30

Coos Bay Trails Cleanup

September 30, 2017, Coos Bay

Coos Bay Blue Ridge Trail at sunset.
Coos Bay Blue Ridge Trail at sunset. | Photo by Jeanne Hart

 

The Blue Ridge Trail system is a unique and fun area that allows people to hike, bike, horseback ride and drive their dirt bikes. This trail system is very close to the city of Coos Bay and allows visitors an easy access to Bureau...

Sep
30

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...