Ocean Events

May
17

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...

May
25

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...

Jun
5

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

May
31

Mid-Coast Water Planning Partnership

May 31, 2017, Newport

Image of Clay Creek in Oregon.
Clay Creek | Photo courtesy of BLM

First Timers – If this is your first Partnership meeting, you are asked to arrive at 3:30 p.m. for an orientation.  For information about the origins and purpose of the Partnership, see our earlier article.  

At the May 31 meeting, they will wrap up Step One...

May
27

Cape Perpetua BioBlitz, Day 2

May 27, 2017, Yachats

Image of the Oregon Beach Bill 50th Annivsersary BioBlitz schedule.

This is the second day of the Cape Perpetua BioBlitz, which this year celebrates the 50th anniversary year of the Oregon Beach Bill, which reserved the entire Oregon shoreline for the public.  (The event kicked off with a Friday afternoon talk on sea star wasting--see listing for May 26.) ...

May
26

Cape Perpetua BioBlitz, Day 1

May 26, 2017, Yachats

Image of the Oregon Beach Bill 50th Annivsersary BioBlitz schedule.

This is the 50th anniversary year of the Oregon Beach Bill, mandating that all of Oregon's shoreline--not only beaches, but rocky shores as well--remain in public hands. To celebrate this anniversary, a weekend BioBlitz (an inventory of all species found in an area at one time) has been...

May
20

Tidal Literary Event

May 20, 2017, Manzanita

High tide on the Nehalem spit. Photo by Steve Morey.
High tide on the Nehalem spit. Photo by Steve Morey.

Author Jonathan White, who is also a sailor, surfer, and marine conservationist, will discuss his new book, “Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean,” in a special literary event at Manzanita’s Hoffman Center for the Arts (594 Laneda...

May
20

Oswald West Action Day

May 20, 2017, Manzanita

Image of Surfrider Portand's Oswald West Action Day - Citizen Science Extravaganza flyer.

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Oregon's Beach Bill, and the birthday of former Gov. Oswald West (born May 20, 1873), who first preserved Oregon's beaches for the public, by learning about citizen science and hands-on stewardship for our shoreline. Come out and explore the coastal edge...

May
17

Oswald West's Birthday Party

May 17, 2017, Portland

Image of Surfrider Portland's Oswald West Birthday Party Event Flyer.

It is the 50th anniversary of the passage of Oregon’s Beach Bill, landmark legislation which guaranteed the public's right to visit all 362 miles of Oregon's shoreline. In honor of this anniversary and former Governor Oswald West, who first put our beaches into the public domain by...

Apr
29

Low-Tide Hike

April 29, 2017, Charleston

 Sunset Bay and Gregory Point. Photo by Alex Derr.
Sunset Bay and Gregory Point. Photo by Alex Derr.

The Southcoast Striders hiking group is taking advantage of a minus tide on Saturday, April 29, to sponsor an exploration of the coastline in the vicinity of Sunset Bay State Park (2.5 miles south of Charleston.

Led by local naturalists, the...

Apr
28

West Coast Planning Seminar

April 28, 2017

 Newport harbor. Photo by Kirt Edblom.
Newport harbor. Photo by Kirt Edblom.

The emerging West Coast Regional Planning Body (RPB) has announced a public webinar to provide a progress report and answer questions from stakeholders.  It takes place at noon on Friday, April 28.  Topics include the progress being made toward a West...