Coastal Conservation Calendar

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

Feb
23

Guided Bird Walk

February 23, 2019, Waldport

Join the Yaqiuna Birders and Naturalists for a guided bird walk on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Meet in the parking lot of the Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center (N.W. Maple St.)  in Waldport. This event is free and open to the public.

Roy Lowe, retired head of the...

Feb
23

Environmental Volunteer Fair

February 23, 2019, Lincoln City

 Student volunteers removing invasive Scotch broom.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.
Student volunteers removing invasive Scotch broom.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.

Lincoln City Audubon is holding a volunteer fair to introduce local residents to opportunities to get involved in environmental activities “focused on habitat, beaches, and the environment.”  The event is free and open...

Feb
23

Siltcoos Lake Hike

February 23, 2019, Westlake

Siltcoos Lake.
Siltcoos Lake. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

The public is invited to join the South Coast Striders for a hike along Siltcoos Lake Trail. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Siltcoos Lake Trail parking lot on Saturday, Feb. 23. Travel on Highway 101 to trailhead parking on the east side of the...

Feb
23

Rocky Shores Strategy Discussion

February 23, 2019, Yachats

Oregon’s rocky shore habitats are some of the most recognizable and dynamic ecosystems along the coast, and managing these special areas can be challenging. Oregon’s Territorial Sea Plan is the state’s framework for managing coastal resources and the section on rocky shore management is...

Feb
23

Workshop on Climate Change Advocacy

February 23, 2019, Newport

Oregon State Capitol, Salem.
Oregon State Capitol, Salem. | Photo courtesy of TripAdvisor

The Newport group of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) and 350 Oregon Central Coast are sponsoring a training workshop entitled "An Effective Climate Change Solution for You." The workshop will explore recently introduced federal...

Feb
24

Microplastics Beach Clean Up

February 24, 2019, Otter Rock

Newport Surfrider Chapter cleaning microplastics at Otter Rock.
Newport Surfrider Chapter cleaning microplastics at Otter Rock.

The Newport Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is in need of volunteers to clean up the beach at Otter Rock. Join them at the Otter Rock Parking Lot Sunday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. Park near the bathrooms. There's more plastic and...

Feb
24

Climate Change and Us Talk

February 24, 2019, Newport

350 oregon central coast
Courtesy of 350 Oregon Central Coast

The Central Coast Universal Unitarian Fellowship is sponsoring a climate change talk on Sunday Feb. 24 at 10:30 a.m. at the Newport Visual Arts Center's 2nd story classroom (777 NW Beach Dr, Newport). This event is free and welcome to the public. 

Bill...

Feb
27

Forestry Practices Monitoring Workshop

February 27, 2019, Gold Beach

Herbicide spraying by helicopter.\Photo courtesy of Oregon Wild.
Herbicide spraying by helicopter. | Photo courtesy of Oregon Wild.

Speakers from Coast Range Forest Watch provide a presentation and discussion of aerial herbicides and their effects on landowners, neighbors, and surrounding communities. This workshop takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6-8...

Mar
2

Lecture on Bull Kelp

March 2, 2019, Yachats

Bull kelp on the Oregon coast.
Bull kelp on the Oregon coast. | Photo by Charlie Plybon

Ever noticed long strands of bull kelp washed up on the beach? Where does it all come from? Where and how big are Oregon’s bull kelp forests? And how are they changing over time? One of the few people studying kelp in Oregon is Sara...