Ocean Events

Dec
12

Zooplankton Lecture

December 12, 2018, Cannon Beach

Pseudocalanus female in a plankton sample. | Photo by Samantha Zeman.

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...

Dec
13

US Ocean Policy Webinar

December 13, 2018

US Capitol building. | Photo courtesy of Architect from the Capitol.

On Thursday, Dec. 13, from 11 a.m.-noon (Pacific Standard Time), the Ocean Conservancy will host a webinar to explore what November’s election and the incoming 116th Congress will mean for ocean policy. Attendees will also...

Dec
15

Presentation on Oregon's Orcas

December 15, 2018, Yachats

Orcas in Canada. | Photo by Rob Lott.

Whale conservationist Colleen Weiler will offer a presentation about the orcas found in Oregon's waters on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats).  Her talk is part of the Cape...

Dec
27

Winter Whale Watch Week

December 27, 2018 - December 31, 2018, Yachats

Grey whale in a kelp forest. | Photo courtesy of ACS

The Winter Whale Watch Week will take place from December 27-31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with volunteers stationed at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 HWY-101, Yachats).

More information to come soon.

For any questions, contact Tara...

Jan
9

Razor Clam Lecture

January 9, 2019, Cannon Beach

Small razor clams. | Photo courtesy of ODFW
Small razor clams. | Photo courtesy of ODFW

Clamming is a highly popular pastime on the north coast, so the July 9 lecture hosted by the Friends of Haystack Rock should find an eager audience.  Shellfish biologist Matt Hunter of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will discuss...

Feb
13

Common Murre Lecture

February 13, 2019, Cannon Beach

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

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...

Mar
13

Oregon's Black Oystercatchers Lecture

March 13, 2019, Cannon Beach

Black Oystercatcher. | Photo by Tim Melling

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...

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

Sep
15

Birding on the Bay

September 15, 2018, Netarts

Cormorants. | Photo by Ram Papish

Join in on this great event and discover loons, grebes, pelicans, cormorants and a variety of other seabirds from Netarts Bay, Whalen Island and south to the new Sitka Sedge State Park. This even is hosted by Friends of Netarts Bay Watershed, Estuary, Beach,...

Sep
15

International Coastal Cleanup

September 15, 2018

Plastic straws, leading components of marine debris.\Photo courtesy of The Last Plastic Straw.
Plastic straws, leading components of marine debris.| Photo courtesy of The Last Plastic Straw

On Saturday, September 15th, the 33rd annual International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) will commence as the world’s largest single-day volunteer effort to fight ocean plastic pollution. This day was...

Sep
8

Brown Pelican Survey

September 8, 2018

 Brown Pelicans at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Dennis White.
Brown Pelicans at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Dennis White.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is teaming with various partners along the West Coast—here in Oregon, it’s Portland Audubon—to conduct the semi-annual Brown Pelican Survey.  The second of this year’s surveys takes place Sept. 8.

In...

Aug
31

Gray Whale Research Presentation

August 31, 2018, Port Orford

Gray whale breaching.\Photo by Era Horton.
Gray whale breaching.\Photo by Era Horton.

Scientists and graduate students from Oregon State University have been conducting research on gray whales from OSU’s Port Orford field station all summer, no doubt inspiring a lot of local curiosity.  Now comes a chance to learn what they’ve been...

Aug
29

Coastal Edge Hike

August 29, 2018, Arch Cape

The coastal edge at Cape Falcon.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
The coastal edge at Cape Falcon. | Photo courtesy of ODFW

The North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC) and the Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve are teaming up to sponsor a hike at Cape Falcon, in Oswald West State Park (Arch Cape being the nearest town to the north). Chrissy Smith, outreach...

Aug
29

Ditch the Straw Day

August 29, 2018, Newport

Plastic straws, leading components of marine debris.\Photo courtesy of The Last Plastic Straw.
Plastic straws, leading components of marine debris.\Photo courtesy of The Last Plastic Straw.

Every year, over a million seabirds, marine mammals and sea turtles are killed by eating or getting tangled in plastic. Over five trillion pieces of plastic litter our ocean. Microplastics outweigh...

Aug
22

Climate Change Webinar

August 22, 2018

Coastal erosion due to climate change. | Photo courtesy of Surfrider Foundation

Surfrider invites the public to particpate in their "Climate Change Program: Updates and Action Opportunities" webinar. Climate change is a reality that will have particular impacts on shorelines, and the work to...

Aug
22

Hike Netarts - Cape Meares

August 22, 2018, Tillamook

Cape Meares scenic view. | Photo by Kirk Edblom

Lush, old-growth forest, giant octopus trees, historic lighthouses and outstanding vistas are all part of this HIKE NETARTS-Cape Meares adventure. Meeting on Wednesday August 22nd from 9am-12pm at the Cape Meares Scenic Viewpoint (3500 Cape...

Aug
18

Tour the Emerald Necklace

August 18, 2018, Nehalem

Elk Meadows. | Photo courtesy of Lower Nehalem Community Trust

Join a representative of the Lower Nehalem Community Trust, Jim Pendergrass, for a tour of their conservation lands along Nehalem Bay's scenic north edge. This string of conservation parcels is dubbed the Emerald Necklace because...