Sitka Marsh Tour

September 21, 2019 - 10:00 AM
Sitka Marsh
Tohl Road
Nehalem, OR
Lower Nehalem Community Trust, Economic Development Council of Tillamook County, Travel Oregon Forever Fund, Visit Tillamook Coast

Sitka Marsh in Nehalem.\Photo by Roger Ross.

Wildlife biologist Nancy Hoffman will lead a tour of Sitka Marsh on Nehalem Bay on Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. to noon.  The walk begins at the end of Tohl Road in Nehalem. 

This area is within the conservation lands held by the Lower Nehalem Community Trust, which is sponsoring this free event along with Visit Tillamook Coast, the Economic Development Council of Tillamook County, and the Travel Oregon Forever Fund.

This walk will explore habitats ranging from tidally influenced marshes to shrub-scrub, sedge-dominated wetlands, and forest wetlands dominated by Sitka spruce. Within these areas tour participants might see a variety of birds, mammals, fish, insects and plants. With Hoffman’s help and expertise, participants will expand their understanding of who depends on these wetland habitats and their importance to our community.

Tour details:  The walk takes place on mostly uneven, moist lands that may include meadows, forest bog, and footpath, which can be slick if wet. No toilets on site. Leave pets at home. Bring water and snacks. Wear sturdy walking shoes or boots and dress for the day’s weather. Bring binoculars if you have them. 

For more information or to register, go here.