Ocean Events

Sep
23

Beach and River Cleanups

September 23, 2017

coastal cleanup day
Courtesy of the Ocean Conservancy

In partnership with volunteer organizations and individuals from around the world, the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup has been occurring for nearly three decades. This event engages people to remove trash from the world's beaches and...

Sep
30

Stand Up For The Bay

September 30, 2017, Coos Bay

Stand Up For The Bay.
From Coos Bay Surfrider.

Stand Up! For The Bay is a community event designed to bring the bay and waterways into the focus of citizens in the community. The event will take place in downtown Coos Bay, at the public dock/boardwalk on Sept. 30. Registration starts at 9 a.m.; paddle kickoff is...

Oct
6

Mapping Symposium

October 6, 2017, Florence

Gathering data on shoreline use near marine reserves.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Gathering data on shoreline use near marine reserves.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Anyone interested in how information is being mapped in the field, using a wide range of tools such as smartphones and tablets, is invited to “Symposium by the Sea:  From Field to Table—Stories in Mapping.” The...

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

Sep
16

Beach Cleanup and Scavenger Hunt

September 16, 2017, Manzanita

Photo from Ocean Blue Project, Inc.

The Ocean Blue Project, Inc. will be hosting a beach cleanup for families involving a treasure map, beach cleanup, games for youth, and a scavenger hunt in honor of International Coastal Cleanup Month. 

Ocean Blue will be placing a message in a bottle. If...

Sep
16

Surfrider http://solveoregon.org/volunteer-beach-riverside-cleanupNewport Fall Cleanups

September 16, 2017, Newport

Nye Beach in Oregon at sunset.
Nye Beach in Oregon at sunset. | Photo by Linda Cochran

The Newport Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is organizing a "Fall 5 Beach Clean Up" to take place on Sept. 16. After the cleanups, participants will rendevous back at Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site (just north of the mouth of...

Sep
16

International Coastal Cleanup Day

September 16, 2017

Celebrating International Coastal Cleanup Day.
Celebrating International Coastal Cleanup Day. | Photo from Golden Gate State Park

International Coastal Cleanup: Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Nearly 12 million people and counting have been part of the world’s biggest volunteer effort to protect the ocean. Will you join in this year?

In...

Sep
10

Welcome the Salmon Home

September 10, 2017, Otis

Traditional salmon bake.
Traditional salmon bake. | Photo from Westwind Stewardship Group

A natural spectacle that occurs at Westwind each year is happening soon: the return of Chinook and Coho salmon to the streams of the Oregon coast, including Westwind’s Salmon River. To celebrate this amazing feat of nature,...

Sep
10

Marine Debris Survey Training

September 10, 2017, Tillamook

COASST's Julia Parrish.
COASST's Julia Parrish.

COASST, CoastWatch’s partner in the beached bird survey, also conducts a marine debris survey.  A volunteer training for this survey is offered on Sunday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Port of Tillamook’s Airport Conference Room (5005 Hwy 101 S) in...

Sep
9

Marine Debris Survey Training

September 9, 2017, Newport

COASST volunteers conducting marine debris survey.\Photo courtesy of COASST.
COASST volunteers conducting marine debris survey.\Photo courtesy of COASST.

COASST, CoastWatch’s partner in the beached bird survey, also conducts a marine debris survey.  A volunteer training for this survey is offered on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Room 28 of the...

Sep
9

Curry County Birding Expedition

September 9, 2017, Gold Beach

Black Phoebe in Marion, Oregon.
Black Phoebe in flight in Marion, Oregon. | Photo by Max Rae

Join the Kalmiopsis Audubon with trip leader Gary Maschmeyer for this outing to Arizona Beach State Park (between Port Orford and Nesika Beach). Arizona Beach is CoastWatch Mile 41, and as it happens, we are seeking a new...

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...

Sep
1

Oregon Shorebird Festival

September 1, 2017 - September 3, 2017, Charleston

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

This year’s Oregon Shore Bird festival features a variety of excellent outings and speakers. Highlights include pelagic birding trips and sea kayaking trips, plus presentations by acclaimed author and super birder Noah Stryker and...