Land Events

Dec
8

Eelgrass Conservation Webinar

December 8, 2022

Eelgrass on bay bottom when submerged.
Eelgrass on bay bottom when submerged.\Photo by Adam Obaza.

On Thursday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m., Oregon Shores will host a webinar on “Eelgrass and How to Protect It.” The event is free and open to all.

The presenter is Anu Sawkar, the attorney with the Crag Law Center with whom we collaborate in the...

Dec
10

Talk on Yachats Geology

December 10, 2022

Yachats River mouth, with Cape Perpetua to the right. /Photo by Alex Derr.
Yachats River mouth, with Cape Perpetua to the right. /Photo by Alex Derr.

As part of the remote Winter Speaker Series, the Cape Perpetua Collaborative will be hosting Dave Muerdter to talk about his work as a geologist on Saturday Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. Muerdter is a local geologist and...

Dec
15

Webinar on Power, Water, and Indigeneity

December 15, 2022

King Tides flooding the Yaquina river dock. /Photo by Greg Henton.
King Tides flooding the Yaquina river dock. /Photo by Greg Henton.

On Thursday, Dec. 15, the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) and the US Corps of Army Engineers San Francisco District are hosting an indigenous-led webinar about flood risk management and community...

Past Events

May
9

Community Meeting on Drinking Water

May 9, 2022

 

Clearcut in the Jetty Creek watershed.
Cleacut in the Jetty Creek watershed.\Photo by Trygve Steen.

On Monday, May 9, at 5:30 p.m., the North Coast Citizens for Watershed Protection (NCCWP) hosts a virtual community meeting, “Is Your Drinking Water Safe?” The event is free and open to all.

Those attending will be updated on...

May
5

Talk on Streamside Zones

May 5, 2022

Stream restoration site
A MidCoast Watersheds Council stream restoration site

The MidCoast Watersheds Council hosts a presentation on “Streamside Zones with Benefits: Biodiversity, Carbon, and Beyond” at its meeting on May 5, 6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.

The speaker is Dr. Kristen Dybala, Principal...

May
2

Sea Floor Working Group Meets

May 2, 2022

Site of notorious Facebook cable project at Tierra del Mar.
Site of notorious Facebook cable project at Tierra del Mar.\Photo by Ron Bourke.

The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) and the Ocean Policy Advisory Council are jointing embarking on a review of the state’s Territorial Sea Plan Part Four:  Uses of the Sea Floor. ...

Apr
28

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

April 28, 2022

 

Black Oystercatcher
Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Black Oystercatchers, with their vivid orange bills and unmistakable clacking cry, are a familiar and well-loved denizen of our rocky intertidal areas. They are also a species of conservation concern due to the bird’s small population size and...

Apr
22

Colebrook Rock Hike

April 22, 2022, Gold Beach

 

Old growth forest at Colebrook Quarry site
Old growth forest at Colebrook Quarry site.\Photo by Rich Nawa.

KS Wild, our partners in opposing the Oregon Department of Development’s rush to develop the proposed Colebrook Quarry, are organizing a hike to Colebrook Rock, along Hunter Creek just south of Gold Beach in Curry County.  It...

Apr
16

Conference on Sea Otters and Place

April 16, 2022, Coos Bay

 

Chief Don Ivy
The late Chief Don Ivy.\Photo by Morgan Rector.

Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Geology Lecture Series continues for the 2021-22 academic year with a series of talks covering “Relationships Between Elakha (Sea Otter) and a Sense of Place on Oregon’s South Coast,” a conference...

Apr
15

Deadline for Drone Comments

April 15, 2022

Drone flying over the shoreline
Drone flying over the shoreline.\Photo courtesy of SeaGoingGreen.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is drafting regulations for the use of drones in state parks—and that would include the entire Oregon shoreline, since OPRD manages it. 

The public has through 5 p.m. on April...

Apr
13

Parks and Rec Drone Hearing

April 13, 2022, Silverton

 

Drone being used for research
Drone being used for research.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission will hold a hearing on regulations for drones in state parks and along the ocean shore at its Wednesday, April 13 meeting.  The meeting begins at 9:45 a.m. and runs through 3:30 p.m. 

The...

Apr
7

Talk on Tidal Wetlands

April 7, 2022

Laura Brophy in the field.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council offers a look at the past, present, and future of the Yaquina estuary’s wetlands during their next community meeting, on Thursday, April 7, 6:30 p.m. The online event is free and open to all. The speaker is Laura Brophy, who is the...