Coastal Conservation Calendar

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

Oct
19

Dellenback Dunes Hike

October 19, 2019, Lakeside

Dunes traversed by the Dellenback Trail.

The Southcoast Striders invite the public to explore the Oregon dunes via the Dellenback Dunes Trail.  The hike takes place on Saturday, Oct. 19, starting at 9 a.m. at the trailhead next to the S. Eel Creek Campground, near Lakeside (about 15 miles...

Oct
19

Guided Naturalist Walk

October 19, 2019, Newport

Dowitchers.\Photo by Peter Pearsall, USFWS.

The Yaquina Birders & Naturalists are offering a guided nature walk on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 to about 11 a.m., which will explore both the Yaquina Bay shoreline and the south jetty.  Meet in the visitor center parking lot at the Hatfield Marine...

Oct
19

Fossil Field Trip

October 19, 2019, Netarts

The Friends of Netarts Bay Watershed, Estuary, Beach, and Sea (WEBS) host a fossil field trip on Saturday, Oct. 19, beginning at 9 a.m.  Exact location for the start of the field trip revealed to those who RSVP.

To quote WEBS:  “Digging deep into the Netarts Bay area helps us...

Oct
21

OPAC Meeting

October 21, 2019, Newport

OPAC meeting in action.

The next meeting of the state’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council it planned for Monday, Oct. 21, at the Agate Beach Best Western (3019 N. Coast Hwy) in Newport.  The tentative starting time, 9 a.m., may change.

The agenda for this meeting is not yet available but will be...

Oct
22

Jordan Cove Eelgrass Hearing

October 22, 2019, Coos Bay

Eelgrass.\Photo by York Johnson.

As part of its plan to construct an LNG (liquefied natural gas) facility on Coos Bay’s North Spit, the Jordan Cove Energy Project proposes to dredge up eelgrass beds that are crucial to the estuarine ecosystem, and then develop new eelgrass beds elsewhere (as...

Oct
25

Global Warming Commission Meeting

October 25, 2019, Portland

Coquille Valley flooded during a King Tide.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The Oregon Global Warming Commission will meet on Friday, Oct. 25, from 1-4:30 p.m. in the Vernier Community Room at The Nature Conservancy’s Oregon Conservation Center (821 S.E. 14th Ave.) in Portland.  Those wishing to speak...

Oct
25

Lecture on Larvae

October 25, 2019, Charleston

Juvenile Dungeness crab, interrupted on journey home.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

As part of the Fall Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB), Jason Hodin will speak on “Here Comes the Neighborhood:  How Larvae Find Their Way Home.”  His talk takes place on Friday,...

Oct
26

Last Birdwalk

October 26, 2019, Gold Beach

Chestnut-backed chickadee.\Photo by Jeremy Cohen.

Kalmiopsis Audubon’s last bird-watching field trip of the season is coming up on Saturday, Oct. 26.  Trip leader Gary Maschmeyer will lead this expedition on the Jim Hunt Loop along the Rogue River.  Meet him at 8:45 a.m. at the Gold Beach...