Ocean Events

Jul
6

BioBlitz at Cape Falcon

July 6, 2019, Manzanita

As part of this summer’s series of “BioBlitz” events, a number of local organizations have banded together to sponsor a BioBlitz at the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve.  Participants will meet a 9 a.m. for a one-mile walk on Neahkahnie Beach, at the north...

Jul
6

BioBlitz at Cape Perpetua

July 6, 2019, Yachats

 View of Cape Perpetua from the Visitors > Center.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.
View of Cape Perpetua from the Visitors > Center.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.

As part of a series of “bioblitzes” being held this spring and summer at Oregon’s marine reserves, a bioblitz is planned for Cape Perpetua for Saturday, July 6, beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Lead organizer is the Cape...

Jul
22

Marbled Murrelet Survey

July 22, 2019, Yachats

Marbled Murrelet.\Photo courtesy of Cape Perpetua Area Collaborative.

This annual event (14 years now) starts with an evening program at the Yachats Commons (441 Hwy 101) on Monday, July 22, 6:30 p.m., about Marbled Murrelet biology and conservation, followed by an on-the-ground survey the...

Jul
29

Marbled Murrelet Survey

July 29, 2019, Yachats

Marbled Murrelet at sea.\Photo by Roy Lowe.

This summer's second round of this annual event (14 years now) starts with an evening program at the Yachats Commons (441 Hwy 101) on Monday, July 29, 6:30 p.m., about Marbled Murrelet biology and conservation, followed by an on-the-ground survey...

Sep
14

Fall Pelican Survey

September 14, 2019

 

Pelicans in flight.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Pelicans in flight.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
The annual spring Pacific Brown Pelican Survey will be held Saturday, Sept. 14.  Veterans of the survey are asked to step up again; new volunteers are welcomed. 

Organized by the Audubon Society, these surveys offer volunteers a chance to...

Sep
26

Volunteer Appreciation at Cape Perpetua

September 26, 2019, Yachats

Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve at its northern boundary.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Every fall, the organizations working to protect the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve and its surrounding terrestrial environment gather for a volunteer appreciation night.  Current and prospective volunteers gather...

Past Events

Feb
21

Marbled Murrelet Talk

February 21, 2019, Newport

marbled murrelet painting
Marbled murrelet painting. | Courtesy of Artist Ram Papish

Learn about Oregon's Marbled Murrelets with naturalist Lindsay Adrean, an Oregon State University Faculty Research Assistant, on Thursday, Feb. 21, starting at 7 p.m. The talk will be located at the OSU Extension Lincoln County...

Feb
21

Plastic Paradise Film Screening

February 21, 2019, Portland

Courtesy of PSU Sustainability

The Surfrider Foundation Portland ChapterSustainability at Portland State University, and PSU Reuses groups are sponsoring a free film screening of Plastic Paradise on Thursday Feb. 21, 4-6 p.m., at the  Karl Miller Center on the Portland State University...

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...

Feb
12

King Tides Presentation

February 12, 2019, Portland

South Jetty beach at Bandon, at high tide.\Photo by Rick Poecker.
South Jetty beach at Bandon, at high tide. | Photo by Rick Poecker.

The Surfrider Portland Chapter during its February Chapter Meeting will focus on the King Tides at UP North Surf Club (1229 North Killingsworth Street, Portland) from 7-9 p.m. These meetings are free and open to the...

Feb
9

Blue Planet Screening: The Deep

February 9, 2019, Charleston

Courtesy of the BBC

The South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve hosts a special screening of the second segment, "The Deep," of the acclaimed BBC nature documentary "Blue Planet II" on Feb. 9, from 1 p.m.- 2 p.m. at the South Slough Interpretive Center (four miles south of...

Jan
26

Blue Planet Film Screening

January 26, 2019, Charleston

Courtesy of the BBC

The South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve will host a special screening of the critically acclaimed nature documentary "Blue Planet II: One Ocean," on January 26, from 1 p.m.- 2 p.m. at the South Slough Interpretive Center (four miles southeast of Charleston on...

Jan
26

Lecture on The Underwater World of the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve

January 26, 2019, Yachats

Take a dip beneath the surface and explore the underwater world of Oregon’s five marine reserves. In 2012, Oregon completed the designation of five marine reserve sites. These areas were set aside for conservation and scientific research. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW)...

Jan
25

Review of Rocky Shore Policy

January 25, 2019, Salem

 Rocky shores and sea stars.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Rocky shores and sea stars.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) is meeting Jan. 24-25 in Salem, in the Basement Hearing Room of the Agriculture Building (635 Capitol St., N.E.) in Salem.  The subjects under consideration on the first day don’t...