Ocean Events


OPAC Meeting on Rocky Shores

May 17, 2021

The campaign to designate certain key rocky shore habitats for special levels of protection now moves to the Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC), which meets on Monday, May 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The public comment period, when citizens an weigh in on...


Abalone Webinar

May 25, 2021

Abalone shell ashore.\Photo courtesy of the Elakha Alliance.

In addition to serving as president of the Kalmiopsis Audubon Society, Ann Vileisis is a well-regarded writer on natural history, environmental, and food topics.  The Port Orford author’s latest book is “Abalone:  The remarkable...


Seabird Nest Monitor Training

June 5, 2021

Brandt's Cormorant nesting at Haystack Rock.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The citizen science project that involves monitoring seabird nesting colonies continues this year, under some different pandemic protocols.  If you care about seabirds and would like to consider participating, an online...

Past Events


Information Meeting on Ocean Renewable Energy

July 6, 2017, Portland

Experimental wave energy device in operation.
Experimental wave energy device in operation.

The Department of State Lands is holding a public meeting to provide information on its rulemaking process to implement the requirements of recent administrative and legislative actions affecting the placement of ocean renewable energy devices in...


Science on the Grill

June 27, 2017, Garibaldi

The dock at Garibaldi.\Photo by Sonja Peterson.
The dock at Garibaldi.\Photo by Sonja Peterson.

Join the Friends of the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve and enjoy an afternoon of free food and science down at the Port of Garibaldi dock on Tuesday, from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.  Learn about marine science from biologists from the Oregon Department of...


Birding at Ecola Creek Forest Reserve

June 27, 2017, Cannon Beach

Image of Ecola State Forest Park in Oregon.
Ecola State Forest Park. | Photo by Zack Schnepf

Join the North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC) with naturalist Mike Patterson for an early-morning birdwatching walk in Ecola Creek Forest Reserve. The NCLC was excited to help the City of Cannon Beach acquire the initial 120 acres of the Ecola...


Otter Rock-n-Roll Surf Contest

June 17, 2017, Otter Rock

Otter Rock n' Roll 2017 Poster

Surfrider offers its 9th annual Otter Rock-n-Roll Surf Contest at Otter Rock-Devil's Punch Bowl State Park. Beach registration will be from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. sharp. Check-in will be from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and the action starts at 9 a.m..

In the spirit of International Surfing Day, Surfrider...


Public Comment Open - Cascade Head Management Plan

June 16, 2017

Cascade Head Marine Reserve coastline.
Cascade Head Marine Reserve. | Photo by Gus Gates

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Marine Reserves Program has released a draft of the Cascade Head Site Management Plan for public comment. Comments are to be submitted by email to [email protected] by June 16th. The...


Orca Month Pub Talk

June 14, 2017, Portland

Photo of orca whale off the coast of Oregon.
Photo by Defenders of Wildlife

On June 14th, Defenders of Wildlife will be celebrating one of the Pacific Northwest's most iconic species with a pub talk event. Join them to learn about the threats facing our Southern Resident orca population and what you can do to help!

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