Featured Events

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

Mar
22

Marine Debris Monitoring Survey

March 22, 2019, Florence

Sorting marine debris for survey.\Photo by Briton Ogden.
Sorting marine debris for survey.\Photo by Briton Ogden.

A monthly marine debris survey takes place at Muriel O. Ponsler State Scenic Viewpoint, between Florence and Yachats.  To join the next survey (either to become part of the team, or simply to learn about the survey and decide whether...

Mar
28

Lobby Day against Jordan Cove

March 28, 2019, Salem

 Earlier anti-LNG rally at the Capitol\Photo courtesy of Rogue Climate.
Earlier anti-LNG rally at the Capitol\Photo courtesy of Rogue Climate.

The coalition of groups, including Oregon Shores, that opposes development of an LNG (liquefied natural gas) terminal on Coos Bay’s North Spit, has called for a public rally and lobby day against LNG at the Oregon State...

Apr
9

Marine Debris Monitoring Survey

April 9, 2019, Yachats

From the trail to Cape Cove.\Photo by Molly Sultana.
From the trail to Cape Cove.\Photo by Molly Sultana.

A monthly marine debris survey is conducted 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 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April...

Apr
20

Marine Debris Monitoring Survey

April 20, 2019, Florence

Marine debris survey at Muriel O. Ponsler wayside.\Photo by Tara Dubois.
Marine debris survey at Muriel O. Ponsler wayside.\Photo by Tara Dubois.

A monthly marine debris survey takes place at Muriel O. Ponsler State Scenic Viewpoint, between Florence and Yachats.  To join the next survey (either to become part of the team, or simply to learn about the survey and...

Apr
20

Rocky Shore Lectures

April 20, 2019, Bandon

 Sara Hamilton with research subject.
Sara Hamilton with research subject.

CoastWatch is collaborating with Bandon’s Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) on a series of educational events this winter and spring.  In connection with Bandon’s Earth Day festivities, we are presenting two talks on rocky shore ecology at the...

Apr
20

Lecture on Rocky Shores and Climate Change

April 20, 2019, Bandon

Bruce Menge in the field, with student Elizabeth Cerny-Chipman.
Bruce Menge in the field, with student Elizabeth Cerny-Chipman.

CoastWatch is co-sponsoring a talk on how climate change may affect our intertidal areas as part of Bandon’s (slightly premature) Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 20, at 2 p.m. in the Bandon Public Library (1204 11th...

Apr
22

Tidepool Clinic

April 22, 2019, Lincoln City

Fawn Custer, left, leading a previous tidepool clinic.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Fawn Custer, left, leading a previous tidepool clinic.\Photo by Alex Derr.

Join CoastWatch for a “tidepool clinic” in Lincoln City on Monday, April 22, beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Meet at the N.W. 15th St. beach access.  The free event is open to all. 

For the third spring, CoastWatch is joining...

May
11

Tidepool Clinic

May 11, 2019, Lincoln City

Fawn Custer, CoastWatch volunteer coordinator. (No credit given.)
Fawn Custer, CoastWatch volunteer coordinator. (No credit given.)

Join CoastWatch for a “tidepool clinic” in Lincoln City on Saturday, May 11, beginning at 12:30 p.m.  Meet at the N.W. 15th St. beach access.  The free event is open to all. 

For the third spring, CoastWatch is joining forces...

May
19

Sylvia Earle Talk in Portland

May 19, 2019, Portland

Dr. Sylvia Earle.\Photo by Kip Evans.
Dr. Sylvia Earle.\Photo by Kip Evans.

Widely renowned oceanographer and global ocean advocate Sylvia Earle will speak in Portland on Sunday, May 19, at 4 p.m. in the Portland State University Viking Pavilion (in the Peter W. Stott Center, 930 S.W. Hall St.).  Her talk is sponsored by SAGE...

May
24

Tidepool Clinic

May 24, 2019, Lincoln City

Athena Crichton (left) leads CoastWatch training.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Athena Crichton (left) leads CoastWatch training.\Photo by Alex Derr.

Join CoastWatch for a “tidepool clinic” in Lincoln City on Friday, May 24, beginning at 11:30 a.m.  Meet at the N.W. 15th St. beach access.  The free event is open to all. 

For the third year, CoastWatch is joining forces...

Jun
5

BioBlitz Introduction and Training

June 5, 2019, Newport

 A scene from last year's BioBlitz at Otter Rock.\Photo by Nancy White.
A scene from last year's BioBlitz at Otter Rock.\Photo by Nancy White.

On Thursday, June 6, we’re celebrating D-Day with a BioBlitz at Otter Rock Marine Reserve.  The goal is to take a one-day inventory of all the species we can find on the shore and in the intertidal on the fringes of the...

Jun
6

BioBlitz at Otter Rock

June 6, 2019, Otter Rock

 

Fawn Custer leads volunteers during a 2018 bioblitz.\Photo by Doug Cody.
Fawn Custer leads volunteers during a 2018 bioblitz.\Photo by Doug Cody.

For the second year, CoastWatch will play a lead role in a collaborative effort by conservation groups and the Oregon Coast Aquarium to conduct bioblitzes at each of Oregon’s marine reserves.  The first of these takes...

Jun
7

Tidepool Clinic

June 7, 2019, Lincoln City

 As assemblage of tidepool life.\Photo by Rena Olson.
As assemblage of tidepool life.\Photo by Rena Olson.

Join CoastWatch for a “tidepool clinic” in Lincoln City on Friday, June 7, beginning at 10:30 a.m.  Meet at the N.W. 15th St. beach access.  The free event is open to all. 

For the third year, CoastWatch is joining forces with the Lincoln...

Jun
8

Tidepool Clinic

June 8, 2019, Lincoln City

Fawn Custer, teaching tidepools.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Fawn Custer, teaching tidepools.\Photo by Alex Derr.

Join CoastWatch for a “tidepool clinic” in Lincoln City on Saturday, June 8, beginning at 11:30 a.m.  Meet at the N.W. 15th St. beach access.  The free event is open to all. 

For the third year, CoastWatch is joining forces with the Lincoln...