Coastal Conservation Calendar

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

Jul
27

Coastal Conservation Walk

July 27, 2017, Manzanita

Neahkahnie Beach.
Neahkahnie Beach. | Photo by Steve Carter

At the north end of the beach in Manzanita, Peregrine Point’s lush green forest rises from the sand. Lower Nehalem Community Trust manages this parcel, which extends the protected lands of Oswald West State Park, the gateway to the newly established...

Jul
27

Hike to Devil's Cauldron

July 27, 2017, Manzanita

Image of the Devil's Cauldron in Arch Cape, Oregon.
View from above of the Devil's Cauldron in Arch Cape, Oregon. | Photo by Jim Nix

With mountain summits rising above 3,000 feet as close as a mile from the shoreline, the region North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC) calls the Coastal Edge, between Tillamook Head and Nehalem Bay, is an unusually...

Jul
28

Global Warming Commission Meeting

July 28, 2017, Portland

 Bandon's South Jetty at king tide.\Photo by Rick Poecker.
Bandon's South Jetty at king tide.\Photo by Rick Poecker.

Oregon’s Global Warming Commission is meeting in Portland on Friday, July 28, 10 a.m. to noon.  The event takes place at the State Office Building in Portland (800 N.E. Oregon St.), in Conference Room 1B.

A listen-only call-in line...

Jul
29

Whale Watch Weekend

July 29, 2017, Depoe Bay

Gray Whale surfacing.\Photo by Era Horton.
Gray Whale surfacing.\Photo by Era Horton.

The Sixth Annual Summer Whale Watch Weekend is being held July 29 and 30 at Boiler Bay State Park near Depoe Bay, hosted by the Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society. 

ACS volunteer members and Certified Naturalists will be on hand from 10...

Jul
29

Kilchis Point Trail Walk

July 29, 2017, Bay City

Kilchis Point Reserve.
Kilchis Point Reserve. | Photo from Tillamook County Pioneer Museum
Join the Tillamook Estuaries Partnerhship on a hike of the trails at Kilchis Point Reserve as Tillamook County Pioneer Museum’s Experience Developer Carla Albright explains the flora, fauna, and history of the Reserve. This...
Aug
2

Orca Lecture

August 2, 2017, Charleston

Photo of two orca whales off the coast of Oregon.
Orcas in Oregon. | Photo by Gary Ligi

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's (OIMB) Summer 2017 Seminar Series includes a public lecture from Dr. Robert Pitman, who works for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA).

Speaker Robert L. Pitman will discuss “The Family that...

Aug
3

Talk on Fish Restoration

August 3, 2017, Newport

Large woody debris placed in Mill Creek during restoration project.
Large woody debris placed in Mill Creek during restoration project.

Measuring the success of restoration projects, when it comes to producing fish, will be the topic of a presentation sponsored by the MidCoast Watersheds Council on Thursday, Aug. 3, 6:30 p.m. at the Newport Visual Arts...

Aug
4

Birding at Stanley Marsh

August 4, 2017, Seaside

Image of sunshine coming through the trees at Thompson Creek and Stanley Marsh Reserve.
Morning sunshine coming through the trees at Thompson Creek and Stanley Marsh Reserve. | Photo by Stephen Bowler

Join the North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC) and naturalist Mike Patterson for an early-morning birdwatching walk at Stanley Marsh, part of North Coast Land Conservancy’s Thompson...

Aug
9

Sea Urchin Lecture

August 9, 2017, Charleston

Cynthia Trowbridge (right) conducting research at Lough Hyne, Ireland.
Cynthia Trowbridge (right) conducting research at Lough Hyne, Ireland.

Ordinarily, we wouldn’t list a talk about ecology in Ireland, since we keep things closer to home.  But in this case, the speaker is Cynthia Trowbridge, an old friend of CoastWatch and Oregon Shores.  She is one of the...