Ocean Events

May
31

Mid-Coast Water Planning Partnership

May 31, 2017, Newport

Image of Clay Creek in Oregon.
Clay Creek | Photo courtesy of BLM

First Timers – If this is your first Partnership meeting, you are asked to arrive at 3:30 p.m. for an orientation.  For information about the origins and purpose of the Partnership, see our earlier article.  

At the May 31 meeting, they will wrap up Step One...

Jun
3

National Trails Day: Cape Perpetua

June 3, 2017, Yachats

National Trails Day 2017 hike poster.
Credit: Yachats Trails

Join the Yachat Trails as they lead three separate guided hikes, suitable for all abilities and ages, at Cape Perpetua. Participants should meet at the Cape Perpetua Visitors Center at 9 a.m. For more information contact Joanne KittelThere is no need to sign up for...

Jun
4

Seabird Nest Colony Monitoring

June 4, 2017, Cannon Beach

 Common Murres perching on the side of a rock.
Common Murres, perching. | Photo by Heather Roskelley

Do you like seabirds and care about their welfare? Join a volunteer opportunity to monitor seabird nests at Cape Falcon Marine Reserve & at Haystack Rock.  The Audubon Society of Portland, Friends of Cape Falcon, Haystack Rock Awareness...

Jun
8

World Oceans Day

June 8, 2017

In 2008, the United Nations officially recognized June 8 as the annual World Oceans Day.  Events are held around the world, coordinated by The Ocean Project:  http://www.worldoceansday.org/about.

A calendar of events isn’t available yet, but mark your calendars and watch this space.

One...

Jun
8

World Oceans Day Hike

June 8, 2017

The view from Neahkahnie. Photo by Justin Knott.
The view from Neahkahnie. Photo by Justin Knott.

Three coastal conservation groups—Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, Lower Nehalem Watershed Council, and North Coast Land Conservancy—have joined forces to sponsor a hike to the summit of Neahkahnie Mountain in observance of World Oceans...

Jun
17

Otter Rock-n-Roll Surf Contest

June 17, 2017, Otter Rock

Otter Rock n' Roll 2017 Poster

Surfrider offers its 9th annual Otter Rock-n-Roll Surf Contest at Otter Rock-Devil's Punch Bowl State Park. Beach registration will be from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. sharp. Check-in will be from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and the action starts at 9 a.m..

In the spirit of International Surfing Day,...

Sep
9

Brown Pelican Survey

September 9, 2017

Join Portland Audubon and a host of birders for the 2017 Brown Pelican Survey on Saturday, September 9. Not only will this be a great time to get out and see one of Oregon's local birds, but you can also help make a difference for the conservation of this species.

The biennial Brown Pelican...

Mar
12

2018 Marine Debris Conference

March 12, 2018, San Diego

Marine debris assemblage. Photo collage by Randall Henderson.
Marine debris assemblage. Photo collage by Randall Henderson.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency have announced that the Sixth International Marine Debris Conference (6IMDC) will be held in San Diego, California, USA. The event takes...

Past Events

May
27

Cape Perpetua BioBlitz, Day 2

May 27, 2017, Yachats

Image of the Oregon Beach Bill 50th Annivsersary BioBlitz schedule.

This is the second day of the Cape Perpetua BioBlitz, which this year celebrates the 50th anniversary year of the Oregon Beach Bill, which reserved the entire Oregon shoreline for the public.  (The event kicked off with a Friday afternoon talk on sea star wasting--see listing for May 26.) ...

May
26

Cape Perpetua BioBlitz, Day 1

May 26, 2017, Yachats

Image of the Oregon Beach Bill 50th Annivsersary BioBlitz schedule.

This is the 50th anniversary year of the Oregon Beach Bill, mandating that all of Oregon's shoreline--not only beaches, but rocky shores as well--remain in public hands. To celebrate this anniversary, a weekend BioBlitz (an inventory of all species found in an area at one time) has been...

May
20

Tidal Literary Event

May 20, 2017, Manzanita

High tide on the Nehalem spit. Photo by Steve Morey.
High tide on the Nehalem spit. Photo by Steve Morey.

Author Jonathan White, who is also a sailor, surfer, and marine conservationist, will discuss his new book, “Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean,” in a special literary event at Manzanita’s Hoffman Center for the Arts (594 Laneda...

May
20

Oswald West Action Day

May 20, 2017, Manzanita

Image of Surfrider Portand's Oswald West Action Day - Citizen Science Extravaganza flyer.

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Oregon's Beach Bill, and the birthday of former Gov. Oswald West (born May 20, 1873), who first preserved Oregon's beaches for the public, by learning about citizen science and hands-on stewardship for our shoreline. Come out and explore the coastal edge...

May
17

Oswald West's Birthday Party

May 17, 2017, Portland

Image of Surfrider Portland's Oswald West Birthday Party Event Flyer.

It is the 50th anniversary of the passage of Oregon’s Beach Bill, landmark legislation which guaranteed the public's right to visit all 362 miles of Oregon's shoreline. In honor of this anniversary and former Governor Oswald West, who first put our beaches into the public domain by...

Apr
29

Low-Tide Hike

April 29, 2017, Charleston

 Sunset Bay and Gregory Point. Photo by Alex Derr.
Sunset Bay and Gregory Point. Photo by Alex Derr.

The Southcoast Striders hiking group is taking advantage of a minus tide on Saturday, April 29, to sponsor an exploration of the coastline in the vicinity of Sunset Bay State Park (2.5 miles south of Charleston.

Led by local naturalists, the...

Apr
28

West Coast Planning Seminar

April 28, 2017

 Newport harbor. Photo by Kirt Edblom.
Newport harbor. Photo by Kirt Edblom.

The emerging West Coast Regional Planning Body (RPB) has announced a public webinar to provide a progress report and answer questions from stakeholders.  It takes place at noon on Friday, April 28.  Topics include the progress being made toward a West...

Apr
22

Science on Tap

April 22, 2017, Newport (South Beach)

Wayne Hoffman.
Wayne Hoffman.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center and the Oregon Audubon Council present a “Science on Tap” lecture, “The Ecology of Seabirds & Forage Fish in Oregon's Estuaries and Nearshore Waters,” by Wayne Hoffman, policy Director of the MidCoast Watersheds Council, on Saturday, April...