Coastal Conservation News Archive

A complete archive of our past news articles, beginning in Fall 2016; older articles from our previous website are available in the historical archive

Cascade Head Marine Reserve coastline.

Cascade Head Management Plan Open For Public Comment

Cascade Head Marine Reserve. | Photo by Gus Gates The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Marine Reserves Program has released a draft of the Cascade Head Site Management Plan for public comment. Comments are to be submitted by email...Read more
 Tidepool life will be on display at the clinics.  Photo by Jarrett Juarez.

CoastWatch and Lincoln City Offer Tidepool Clinics

Tidepool life will be on display at the clinics. Photo by Jarrett Juarez. Fawn Custer, CoastWatch’s volunteer coordinator, is leading a series of “tidepool clinics” this spring in Lincoln City. CoastWatch is joining forces with the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau to make this learning opportunity available to the shore-visiting public. Eleven of...Read more
Photo of two orca whales off the coast of Oregon.

World Oceans Day is June 8th

world_oceans_day_youtube_2017 Video of world_oceans_day_youtube_2017 World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a cleaner, healthier future. This year, on June 8th, individuals from across the globe will particpate in numerous ocean and water conservation events focusing on finding solutions to plastic pollution...Read more
Howard and Marguerite Watkins in Bandon.

In Memoriam: Oregon Shores Leader Howard Watkins

watkins_howard_marguerite_bandon.jpg We’re saddened to report the death of Howard Watkins, a principal figure in Oregon Shores’ history. For more than two decades, from the ‘70s into the early years of this century, he served the organization as president, treasurer, and in many other roles. During much of that time, until her death in 1999,...Read more
Photograph of Chanel Hason, new communications and data manager for Oregon Shores.

New Staff Member Will Help Us Communicate

hasonchanel_photocred_benjaminbracken.png Oregon Shores is glad to welcome aboard our new Communications and Database Manager, Chanel Hason. Now that we have our new website in place, she will help us to put it to more and better uses, while also assisting us with maintaining our upgraded database, utilizing social media, and designing...Read more
Photo of North Spit wetlands near Jordan Cove site.  (No photo credit.)

Jordan Cove LNG Battle Will Continue

North Spit wetlands near Jordan Cove site. (No photo credit.) Less than a week after the Jordan Cove Energy Project’s proposed LNG (liquefied natural gas) project appeared dead, having received a final denial from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the hopes of opponents, including Oregon Shores, were dashed. Jordan Cove announced that it would...Read more
Heavy beach use at Cape Kiwanda.  Photo by Sonja Peterson.

Oregon Shores Pushes for Beach Fund Bill

Proposed Beach Fund will provide State Parks with more resources to manage increasing beach use. Photo by Sonja Peterson. As a means of honoring the 50th anniversary of the Oregon Beach Bill, Oregon Shores supports passage of Senate Bill 745, which establishes a Beach Fund that will enable better management of our public shoreline. Submitted by coastal Sen...Read more
Oregon's ocean:  the view north from Cape Lookout.  Photo by Dennis Hoffman.

Ocean Science Trust Funding on Legislative Table

cape_lookout_looking_north_dennis_hoffman.jpg Oregon Shores strongly supports Senate Bill 281, which would provide funding for the Ocean Science Trust. The bill has passed out of the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee April 10 with a referral to Ways and Means. That committee is the one where actual decisions about...Read more
Photograph of Nestucca Spit on the Oregon Coast.

Mother’s Day March Celebrates Beach Milestone

Nestucca Spit, Oregon | Photo by: Linda Fink Oregon Shores will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Oregon Beach Bill throughout 2017. Our first anniversary event, though, honors an occasion that preceded the Beach Bill campaign, but served as a prelude to the struggle to keep Oregon’s beaches open, natural, and public. On this Mother’s Day, May 14, we...Read more
The Beach Fund bill will help us care for Oregon's public beaches.  Photo by Kirt Edblom.

Key Bills in Salem Affect the Coast

The Beach Fund bill will help us care for Oregon's public beaches. Photo by Kirt Edblom. The Environmental Lobby Day for this year’s legislative session, when the state's conservation groups come together to make their voices heard in Salem, has come and gone (it took place March 23). But the legislatiive session continues, and Oregon Shores is tracking a...Read more