Ocean Events


Spring Whale Watch Week

March 24, 2018 - March 31, 2018

PC: Oregon State Parks

People come from all over the world to learn about the gray whales that travel along the Oregon coast each year. Whales are visible from Oregon's shores all year long although some months are better than others.

The Whale Watching Spoken Here® program places volunteers...


SOLVE Spring Beach Cleanups

March 24, 2018

Join SOLVE and thousands of volunteers on March 24 as we clean up litter and marine debris from the entire Oregon coast! Since 1986, this home-grown tradition of twice-yearly beach cleanups has benefited people and wildlife alike, supporting clean seas and healthy communities. This is a...


Rockfish Science Pub Talk

March 25, 2018, Coos Bay

Time is critical during surgery so Tom Calvanese works quickly to minimize the time the fish is out of the water. | Photo by Jason Albert

Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) is offering an opportunity to learn all about rockfish on Sunday, March 25, 3-5 p.m. at the 7 Devils Brewery (247...


'Women and the Sea' Film Screening

April 6, 2018, Newport


The Newport Chapter of Surfrider Foundation’s Surf n’ Stewardship Film Series is back. This year’s series, themed “Women and the Sea”, features three films directed by women that highlight women taking on marine conservation...


Life on the Coastal Edge Lecture

April 11, 2018, Cannon Beach

The final talk in this winter's World of Haystack Rock speaker series is offered on Wednesday, April 11, when Katie Voelke presents "Life on the Coastal Edge" at 7 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 W. Hemlock).  The free event is sponsored by...


Ocean Film Screening

April 13, 2018, Bandon


Coos County's Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) is presenting a film about environmental impacts on our ocean environment with a screening of Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era in Ocean Stewardship on Friday, April 13, 6...


SOLVE IT for Earth Day

April 21, 2018

As the number of people visiting and moving to our beautiful state continues to grow, it has become more important than ever to keep it clean and healthy. Join SOLVE and PG&E to make this Earth Day the largest ever, while picking up litter, removing invasive plants, and planting native...


Oswald West Action Day

April 22, 2018, Arch Cape

Oswald West State Park. | Photo by John Akagi
Oswald West State Park. | Photo by John Akagi

The Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is hosting an Action Day on Earth Day at Oswald West State Park. Learn and participate in various hands-on citizen science projects focused on monitoring and protecting Oswald West State Park and...


Annual Puffin Party

April 28, 2018, Bandon

Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) invites the public to join them for their Annual Puffin Party, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 28, at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint (on Beach Loop Rd. just south of its intersection with Face Rock Dr.) in Bandon. ...


March for the Ocean

June 9, 2018

A coalition of marine and coastal activists has issued a call for a national “March for the Ocean” next year, to take place on Saturday, June 9, 2018 (the day after World Oceans Day), in Washington, D.C. and in simultaneous marches or flotillas around the country.  The proclaimed slogan: ...

Past Events


Marbled Murrelet Lecture

March 21, 2018, Seaside

Kim Nelson, a research biologist at Oregon State University, will speak on "The Enigmatic Marbled Murrelet and Oregon's Marine Reserves" on Wednesday, March 31, at  6 p.m. in the Seaside Public Library (1131 Broadway St.).  The event is free and open to the...


Losing Sight of Shore Film Screening

March 20, 2018, Newport


The Newport Chapter of Surfrider Foundation’s Surf n’ Stewardship Film Series is back. This year’s series, themed “Women and the Sea”, features three films directed by women. These inspiring...


Axial Seamount Lecture

March 14, 2018, Cannon Beach

Axial seamount.
Axial Seamount. | Photo courtesy of Axial NOVAE

The World of Haystack Rock series is offered on the second Wednesday of each month from November through April, with each presentation taking place at 7 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library.  The Friends of Haystack Rock group which sponsors the...


Lecture on Exploring Antarctica

March 13, 2018, Portland

The Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation hosts their monthly chapter meetings on the second Tuesday of every month, now at a new location. They gather to talk conservation action, have conversations with fellow water protectors, and meet new people. Their chapter...


STAC Meeting

March 12, 2018, Corvallis

The Science and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) to the Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) meets on Monday, March 12, 1-4:30 p.m., at the Children’s Farm Home Historic Old School, 4455 N.E. Highway 20, near Corvallis.

The subject of the meeting is Oregon’s marine reserves.  A...


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...


Seafood Talk

March 10, 2018, Yachats

Oregon clams
Oregon clams. | Photo by Oregons Adventure Coast

Speaking as part of the Cape Perpetua Speaker Series (which is offered January-March), former professor and food/travel writer Jennifer Bright (who also happens to be a CoastWatcher) will shed light on a complex, crucial component of Oregon’s...