CoastWatch Beachwalk—Mile 161

August 27, 2021 - 10:00 AM
CoastWatch Mile 161
Siltcoos Day Use Area
Dunes City, OR

Trail to Mile 161, at the Siltcoos River.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.

CoastWatch Volunteer Coordinator Jesse Jones is touring the coast and meeting with CoastWatchers (and those interested in CoastWatch) at various locations.  She will be on the central coast on Friday, Aug. 27, where she will hold a “meet and greet” on CoastWatch Mile 161.  Participants will assemble at the Siltcoos Day Use OHV Staging Area parking lot south of Florence (turn west off Hwy 101 on Siltcoos Beach Access Rd.).  Registration is required.

Jesse will lead a walk along Mile 161, north of the Siltcoos River.  This is a chance to get questions answered about CoastWatch monitoring and reporting, learn about citizen science projects including sea star observations and marine debris surveys, discuss rocky habitat site designations, and mingle with other CoastWatchers.  Bring coffee, tea, or water, and a snack, and plan for a 90-minute excursion. 

When you register, Jesse will provide more exact information.  Contact her at (503) 989-7244, [email protected].  Be sure to contact her at least an hour before the beachwalk begins.