Ocean Events

Feb
23

Rocky Shores Strategy Discussion

February 23, 2019, Yachats

Oregon’s rocky shore habitats are some of the most recognizable and dynamic ecosystems along the coast, and managing these special areas can be challenging. Oregon’s Territorial Sea Plan is the state’s framework for managing coastal resources and the section on rocky shore management is...

Feb
24

Microplastics Beach Clean Up

February 24, 2019, Otter Rock

Newport Surfrider Chapter cleaning microplastics at Otter Rock.
Newport Surfrider Chapter cleaning microplastics at Otter Rock.

The Newport Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is in need of volunteers to clean up the beach at Otter Rock. Join them at the Otter Rock Parking Lot Sunday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. Park near the bathrooms. There's more plastic and...

Mar
2

Lecture on Bull Kelp

March 2, 2019, Yachats

Bull kelp on the Oregon coast.
Bull kelp on the Oregon coast. | Photo by Charlie Plybon

Ever noticed long strands of bull kelp washed up on the beach? Where does it all come from? Where and how big are Oregon’s bull kelp forests? And how are they changing over time? One of the few people studying kelp in Oregon is Sara...

Mar
7

Wave Energy Presentation

March 7, 2019, Nye Beach

Burke_Hales
Burke Hales, from Oregon State University. | Photo courtesy of MidCoast Watershed Council.

Join the Midcoast Watersheds Council for an evening presentation about wave energy prospects off the coast of Oregon on Thursday, March 7, starting at 6:30 p.m. in Room 205 on the upper floor of the...

Mar
9

Nehalem Estuary Cleanup

March 9, 2019

Nehalem Estuary Cleanup Flyer

The 2019 Nehalem Estuary Cleanup will be taking place on Saturday, March 9. Spend a day making a lasting difference in the beautiful Nehalem Bay Estuary and community. Click here to get the latest details about this event. 

This event is open to all ages and co-hosted by the Lower Nehalem...

Mar
13

Black Oystercatcher Lecture

March 13, 2019, Cannon Beach

Black Oystercatcher. | Photo by Tim Melling

The Friends of Haystack Rock as host the Library Lecture Series held on the second Wednesday of each month, November to May, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach). These events are free and open to the public....

Mar
23

Spring Whale Watch Week

March 23, 2019 - March 31, 2019, Yachats

Grey whale breaching. | Photo by Joe Morris

It is time to celebrate Spring Whale Watch Week on the Oregon coast from March 23 - March 31 at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, Yachats), and at many other locations along the coast. Volunteers will be stationed at 24 designated...

Mar
23

SOLVE Spring Beach Cleanups

March 23, 2019

Join SOLVE and thousands of volunteers on March 23 as they 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...

Mar
23

Lecture on Gray Whales

March 23, 2019, Yachats

Michael Noack, a retired Chief Park Ranger and Naturalist, will present Experiencing Gray Whales. Noack has been educating agency staff and the public about the natural world, especially gray whales, for many years. After the program, he will be available to discuss whale watch techniques...

Apr
4

Science Talk '19

April 4, 2019 - April 5, 2019, Portland

Have you ever struggled to explain why your science matters to a non-scientist? Have you ever been frustrated at the way science is covered in the media and used in policy? Have you wondered just what they’re teaching about science these days? Then this particular annual conference is right...

Apr
10

Puffin Lecture

April 10, 2019, Cannon Beach

Tufted Puffin. | Photo by Jacob Spendelow
Tufted Puffin. | Photo by Jacob Spendelow

Join the Friends of Haystack Rock as they host the Library Lecture Series held on the second Wednesday of each month, November to May at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach). These events are free and open to...

Past Events

Oct
25

Cape Falcon Reserve Planning Workshop

October 25, 2018, Manzanita

 Research divers at Cape Falcon Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Research divers at Cape Falcon Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Marine Reserves Program of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is launching a site management planning process for the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve.  The public is invited to a series of three workshops,...

Oct
24

Marine Reserves Research Information Session

October 24, 2018, Depoe Bay

Research underway at Otter Rock Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Research underway at Otter Rock Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Marine Reserves Program is inviting the public to a casual session on the research being done in Oregon’s marine reserves—and offering a free slice of pizza as an...

Oct
23

Marine Reserves Research Information Session

October 23, 2018, Newport

 Equipment used in marine reserves research.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Equipment used in marine reserves research.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Marine Reserves Program is inviting the public to a casual session on the research being done in Oregon’s marine reserves—and offering a free slice of pizza as an inducement.

From...

Oct
22

Razor Clam Protection Meeting

October 22, 2018, Seaside

Razor clams collected on the Oregon coast. | Photo courtesy from The Oregonian

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a meeting discussing Clatsop County’s razor clam season on Monday, Oct. 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center (415 First...

Oct
20

Bullards Beach Hike

October 20, 2018, Bandon

Bullards Beach State Park
Bullards Beach State Park. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

Join the South Coast Striders for a 5.4 mile hike along the trails at Bullards Beach State Park on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to around 12:30 p.m. Meet them in the parking lot across from the Meeting Hall Yurt inside...

Oct
20

Photography On The Bay

October 20, 2018, Netarts

Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS is hosting a FREE course for emerging landscape and nature photographers on October 20 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event is taking place in the Netarts Bay area, you must register for complete details.The class will emphasize the basics of photography and will...

Oct
20

Marine Disease Summit

October 20, 2018, Portland

Sea star with wasting syndrome.\Photo by Jim Young.
Sea star with wasting syndrome.\Photo by Jim Young.

Marine disease outbreaks and other mass mortalities are on the rise due to climate change and other human activities.   A workshop and strategic planning session on Marine Disease Outbreaks is being organized for Saturday, Oct. 20, in...

Oct
19

Seminar on Australian Seagrass

October 19, 2018, Charleston

Australian sea grass bed. | Photo courtesy of Deltares

Dr. Brooke Sullivan, from the University of Washington, will be giving a talk titled, "Cultivation of temperate Australian seagrass: Implications for resilience and restoration" on Friday (Oct 19) at 4 pm in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium...

Oct
18

Elk River Salmon Seminar

October 18, 2018, Port Orford

A Chinook salmon pictured in Oregon’s McKenzie River. | Photo by Morgan Bond
A Chinook salmon pictured in Oregon’s McKenzie River. | Photo by Morgan Bond

A seminar on the cherished but threatened salmon runs in the Elk River is sponsored by Oregon State University, Oregon Hatchery Research Center, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, NOAA Northwest Fisheries...