Coastal Conservation Calendar

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

Jan
18

Master Naturalist Presentation

January 18, 2018, Newport

Athena Crichton leads a CoastWatch natural history field trip.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Athena Crichton leads a CoastWatch natural history field trip.\Photo by Alex Derr.

Potentially interested parties are invited to a presentation on the Oregon Master Naturalist Program by its statewide coordinator, Jason O’Brien.  It takes place on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Oregon...

Jan
19

Surfrider 'Welcome' Party

January 19, 2018, Portland

Courtesy of Surfrider Portland

The Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is ready to kick off 2018 with a bang. 

They are inviting everyone to join them for a Welcome Party at UP North Surf Club on Friday Jan. 19th, from 7-10 p.m. Enjoy catered food from Tamale Boy, with beverages for...

Jan
20

Guided Naturalist Walk

January 20, 2018, Newport

coot close up
Coot close-up. | Photo by Peter Pearsall

Bird enthusiast Ram Papish will lead a Yaquina Birders & Naturalists field trip pm Saturday, Jan. 20, beginning at 9 a.m. at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport (2030 S.E. Marine Science Dr).  Right now the bay is jam-packed with...

Jan
20

Talk on Alsea Tribal Life

January 20, 2018, Yachats

Alsea Tribe. | Courtesy of Lincoln County Historical Society
Alsea Tribe. | Courtesy of Lincoln County Historical Society

Learn about the pre-European inhabitants of the Cape Perpetua area from one of Cape Perpetua’s exceptional volunteers, Dick Mason. Dick has also been an avid CoatchWatch mile adopter and Oregon Shores member for many years.  His...

Jan
21

Lecture on Plate Tectonics

January 21, 2018, Yachats

Geologist Bob Lillie will discuss “Beauty from the Beast:  Plate Tectonics and the Landscape of the Pacific Northwest” at the Yachats Common (441 Highway 101 N.) on Sunday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m.  The public event (free, but a $5 donations is suggested) is sponsored by the Yachats Academy of...

Jan
27

Oregon Marine Reserves Talk

January 27, 2018, Yachats

Courtesy of Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve

The Cape Perpetua Speaker Series is from January-March. Each part of the series is hosted by a special presenter who is well versed on a partiuclar point of interest. For this event, learn about Oregon’s five marine reserves with Paul Engelmeyer,...

Jan
28

Science Pub Pyrosomes

January 28, 2018, Coos Bay

Over the past year, you may have seen some odd gelatinous tubes washing up on local beaches, those are called pyrosomes! UO/OIMB graduate students Hilarie Sorensen and Caitlin Plowman will give you some background information on these weird and wonderful creatures and let you in on some...

Jan
30

Rocky Shores Working Group Meeting

January 30, 2018, Salem

View from inside Devils Punchbowl.\Photo by Dennis White.
View from inside Devils Punchbowl.\Photo by Dennis White.

The Territorial Sea Plan Working Group of Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 30, from 1-4 p.m., in the Basement Hearing Room of the Department of Land Conservation and Development (635 Capitol...