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

Time to step up for our beaches\Photo courtesy of Surfrider.

Speak Out Now for Beach Fund Bill

Time to step up for our beaches\Photo courtesy of Surfrider. Oregon Shores has strongly supported Senate Bill 745, which creates an Ocean Beach Fund, as a means of honoring the 50th anniversary of the Oregon Beach Bill. Now, your voice is urgently needed if the bill is to escape the Senate Committee on Finance and Revenue in time for passage this session...Read more
Otter Rock Marine Reserve, with the location of the condo being auctioned just to the left.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Benefit Auction for Condo in Eclipse Path Concludes

Otter Rock Marine Reserve, with the location of the condo being auctioned just to the left.\Photo courtesy of ODFW. Our benefit auction for an oceanfront condo stay during eclipse week has now concluded. Thanks to all those who bid on a chance to see the celestial event of the century, spend a week on one of the most beautiful stretches of the Oregon coast, and...Read more
 Leaving Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve.  Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Ocean Frontiers Films Available for Screening

Leaving Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve. Photo courtesy of ODFW. Oregon Shores recently co-sponsored a screening of Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era in Ocean Planning . This is the latest film from Green Fire Productions, which has been chronicling the development of marine reserves and ocean conservation efforts through a series of documentary works. If...Read more
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

Howard and Marguerite Watkins in Bandon. 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, his wife,...Read more
Photograph of Chanel Hason, new communications and data manager for Oregon Shores.

New Staff Member Will Help Us Communicate

Photo by Benjamin Brackin 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 publications. Chanel has been a...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