Ocean Events


Surrogate Whale Watch Presentation

December 5, 2020

Gray whales at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Era Horton.

In normal winters, we would be fast approaching Whale Watch Week, and State Parks’ Whale Watching Spoken Here program would be gearing up.  But it is 2020, we’re back to a coronavirus “freeze,” and there will be no public whale-oriented...

Past Events


Conservation Strategy Talk

October 12, 2017, Newport

 Paul Engelmeyer (purple sweater) leading Marbled Murrelet survey.
Paul Engelmeyer (purple sweater) leading Marbled Murrelet survey.

The Newport 60+ Activity Center is hosting a talk by long-time coastal conservationist Paul Engelmeyer on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. in the center’s Multi-Purpose Room.  He will speak on “Land and Sea Conservation Issues...


Galapagos Marine Ecology Seminar

October 6, 2017, Charleston

Sally Lightfoot Crab in the Galapagos.
Sally Lightfoot Crab in the Galapagos. | Photo by Justin Clayton

As part of the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s Fall Seminar Series, Jon Witman of Brown University will speak on "Towards an integration of scale and complexity in marine ecology: examples from the Galapagos rocky...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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?