Featured Events

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

Aug
22

Talk on Northwest Beach Ecology

August 22, 2019, Astoria

Stewart Schultz leading a shoreline science workshop.\Photo by Michael Coe.

Coastal ecologist Stewart Schultz will speak on “The Natural History of Northwest Beaches” at Fort George Brewery and Public House (1483 Duane St.) in Astoria on Thursday, Aug. 22, 6-8 p.m. This CoastWatch event is...

Aug
28

Marine Debris Survey Training

August 28, 2019, Hammond

Marine debris survey at Fort Stevens on an earlier occasion.|Photo by Ed Joyce.

CoastWatch inaugurated a new site for our marine debris survey this spring.  The survey takes place at numerous sites along the coast.  The new location is at Fort Stevens State Park, just south of the Columbia’s...

Aug
31

Talk on Northwest Beach Ecology

August 31, 2019, Nehalem

Stewart Schultz leading shoreline science workshop.\Photo by Michael Coe.

Coastal ecologist Stewart Schultz will speak on “The Natural History of Northwest Beaches” at the North County Recreation District building (36155 9th St.) in Nehalem on Saturday, Aug. 31, 5-6:30 p.m. This CoastWatch...

Sep
5

Marine Debris Monitoring Survey

September 5, 2019, Yachats

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 Thursday, Sept. 5, to start the...

Sep
7

Beached Bird Survey Training

September 7, 2019, Lincoln City

COASST beached bird survey in progress.

The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST), based at the University of Washington, conducts a long-running beached bird survey in all the West Coast states.  This is true citizen science; with training, volunteers learn to gather...

Sep
8

Beached Bird Survey Training

September 8, 2019, Florence

COASST volunteers at work.\Photo by Penelope Chilton.

The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST), based at the University of Washington, conducts a long-running beached bird survey in all the West Coast states.  This is true citizen science; with training, volunteers learn to...

Sep
18

Marine Debris Monitoring Survey

September 18, 2019, Florence

Marine debris survey in action.\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 decide whether it...

Nov
21

Land-Sea Symposium

November 21, 2019, Yachats

The northern fringe of the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve, at Cook's Chasm.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The 7th annual Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium has been slated for Thursday, Nov. 21, from 5 to 8:30 p.m., at the Yachats Commons (441 Hwy 101 in the middle of Yachats). 

The Land-Sea Symposium is a...

Nov
25

King Tide Project, First Series

November 25, 2019

Aerial view of Whale Cove (upper right) and Little Whale Cove during a king tide.\Photo by Briana Goodwin.
Aerial view of Whale Cove (upper right) and Little Whale Cove during a king tide.\Photo by Briana Goodwin.

The first round of the 2019-2020 King Tide Project, through which volunteer photographers document the highest tides of the year, takes place November 25-27, 2019.  (The other two...

Jan
10

King Tide Project, Second Series

January 10, 2020 - January 12, 2020

 King Tide at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Bob Loewen.
King Tide at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Bob Loewen.

The second round of the 2019-2020 King Tide Project, through which volunteer photographers document the highest tides of the year, takes place January 10-12, 2020. (The final round is set for February 8-10.)  The project reveals areas currently...

Feb
8

King Tide Project, Third Series

February 8, 2020 - February 10, 2020

A 2018 king tide on the Yaquina River.\Photo by Greg Henton.
A 2018 king tide on the Yaquina River.\Photo by Greg Henton.

The final round of the 2019-2020 King Tide Project, through which volunteer photographers document the highest tides of the year, takes place February 8-10, 2020.  The project reveals areas currently prone to flooding, but more...