CoastWatch Anniversary and Shoreline Science Day
We’re celebrating CoastWatch’s 25th anniversary all year. One of the biggest anniversary events will take place on Saturday, July 7, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Gleneden Beach Community Club (110 Azalea St.). The community of Gleneden Beach is about four miles south of Siletz Bay.
The event will feature coastal ecologist Stewart Schultz, author of “The Northwest Coast: A Natural History” and a leading expert on the shoreline environments of the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Schultz will provide two talks. At about 9:45, he will discuss the ecology of Oregon’s beaches. And at 11, he will take up the topic of rocky shore ecology.
We’ll picnic shortly after noon, accompanied by some remarks on CoastWatch history and future. Then, we’ll head out for a beachwalk led by Stewart Schultz, to learn more about the creatures that inhabit the sandy shoreline, as well as those that wash up on it.
We’ll wrap up the day with an anniversary party for CoastWatch.
More details will be available as we get closer to the date, but mark your calendars now and plan to join us to learn and celebrate.
For more information about the event, or about CoastWatch, contact Fawn Custer, our volunteer coordinator, at (541) 270-0027, [email protected].