Featured Events

Events sponsored or engaged in by Oregon Shores. The Full Coastal Calendar includes these along with relevant events sponsored by other organizations.

Nov
15

Land-Sea Symposium

November 15, 2018, Yachats

Mouth of Devils Churn at Cape Perpetua, low tide.\Photo by Rena Olson.
Mouth of Devils Churn at Cape Perpetua, low tide.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The 6th annual Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium is coming to Yachats, on the northern flank of the cape, on Thursday, Nov. 15, beginning at 5 p.m.  Keynote speaker starts off the presentations at 5:30 p.m.  The speaker is...

Nov
27

Marine Debris Monitoring Survey

November 27, 2018, Florence

 

Muriel Ponsler State Wayside.\Photo courtesy of 100 Steps.
Muriel Ponsler State Wayside.\Photo courtesy of 100 Steps.
A monthly marine debris survey takes place at Muriel O. Ponsler State Scenic Viewpoint, between Florence and Yachats.  Meet at the viewpoint parking lot at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, to start the survey—equipment and instruction...
Dec
1

Citizen Science Talk

December 1, 2018, Yachats

 View from Cape Perpetua, with visitor center in middle ground.\Photo by Gregory Henton.
View from Cape Perpetua, with visitor center in middle ground.\Photo by Gregory Henton.

Fawn Custer, CoastWatch’s volunteer coordinator, will provide a presentation on citizen science as part of the Cape Perpetua Speaker Series.  Her talk, free and open to the public, takes place on...

Dec
8

CoastWatch Training Session

December 8, 2018, Newport

Aerial view of Beverly Beach.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Aerial view of Beverly Beach.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

CoastWatch Volunteer Coordinator Fawn Custer invites everyone interested in coastal natural history, but especially anyone interested in participating in one of our Community Science Teams, to a special training session she has planned...

Dec
12

Marine Debris Monitoring Survey

December 12, 2018, Yachats

Cape Cove, site of the marine debris survey.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.
Cape Cove, site of the marine debris survey.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.

A monthly marine debris survey has begun at Cape Cove, just south of Cape Perpetua.  To participate, meet at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats) in the parking lot at 9 a.m. on...

Dec
14

King Tide Preview Presentations

December 14, 2018, Newport

Newport's Nye Beach during a king tide.\Photo courtesy of ORKingTide.
Newport's Nye Beach during a king tide.\Photo courtesy of ORKingTide.

Mark your calendar for the kick-off to this year’s King Tide Project, through which volunteer photographers document the reach of the highest tides of the year as a preview of sea level rise with climate change.  The...

Dec
18

Marine Debris Monitoring Survey

December 18, 2018, Florence

Marine debris survey in progress.\Photo by Dennis White.
Marine debris survey in progress.\Photo by Dennis White.

A monthly marine debris survey takes place at Muriel O. Ponsler State Scenic Viewpoint, between Florence and Yachats.  Meet at the viewpoint parking lot at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, to start the survey—equipment and instruction will...

Dec
21

King Tide Project, First Series

December 21, 2018 - December 23, 2018

 Lost Creek State Recreation Site at a king tide.\Photo by Cathy Avilez.
Lost Creek State Recreation Site at a king tide.\Photo by Cathy Avilez.

Dates have been selected for next winter’s King Tide Project, through which volunteer photographers document the highest tides of the year.  The first round of the 2018-2019 King Tide Project will take place December...

Jan
17

King Tide Preview

January 17, 2019, Gold Beach

Aerial photo of Nehalem estuary at king tide.\Photo by Briana Goodwin.
Aerial photo of Nehalem estuary at king tide.\Photo by Briana Goodwin.

Those in Curry County who would like to learn more about the King Tide volunteer photography project and what it can tell us about sea level rise and erosion—or who are just looking for a good time!—have an opportunity on...

Jan
18

King Tide Preview Gathering

January 18, 2019, Charleston

 King Tide swamps Charleston shoreline.\Photo courtesy of Raincoast.
King Tide swamps Charleston shoreline.\Photo courtesy of Raincoast.

To prepare for the second round of the 2018-2019 King Tide Project, and put the photographs we’re collecting of the year’s highest tides in context, CoastWatch and our partner, the state’s Coastal Management Program, are...

Jan
20

King Tide Project, Second Series

January 20, 2019 - January 22, 2019

 King tide at Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge.\Photo by Walter Duvall.
King tide at Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge.\Photo by Walter Duvall.

Dates have been selected for next winter’s King Tide Project, through which volunteer photographers document the highest tides of the year.  The second round of the 2018-2019 King Tide Project will take place January...

Feb
18

King Tide Project, Third Series

February 18, 2019 - February 20, 2019

Pirate Cove (Depoe Bay) during a king tide.\Photo by Bob Loewen.
Pirate Cove (Depoe Bay) during a king tide.\Photo by Bob Loewen.

Dates have been selected for next winter’s King Tide Project, through which volunteer photographers document the highest tides of the year.  The third and final round of the 2018-2019 King Tide Project will take place February...