CoastWatch Citizen Science Training
Fawn Custer, CoastWatch’s volunteer coordinator, will provide training in two—or possibly three—of our citizen science projects this Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Cascade Head Marine Reserve, from 11:30 a.m. to about 1 p.m. To learn about the marine debris and marine mammal surveys, meet Fawn at the base of the cliffs at the northern end of Roads End beach, which is at the northern end of Lincoln City. Park at the Roads End State Recreation Site parking area and walk up the beach. (There is also an access point closer to the end of the beach that has space for a couple of vehicles.) This is CoastWatch Mile 246, and also borders the Cascade Head Marine Reserve.
If any bird carcasses are present, Fawn will also demonstrate the beached bird survey protocol. Plus, this will be a chance for participants to ask Fawn in person about any other aspect of CoastWatch observations. This event is free and open to all.
The event depends on the weather not being overly inclement. If in doubt on the morning of the 12th, or for other information about this event or about the citizen science projects, contact Fawn at (541) 270-0027, [email protected]. (Call or text if trying to reach her that morning, as she will be in the field at an earlier event that day.) You can locate Fawn by looking for her trademark bright orange rainpants.