Coastal Conservation Calendar

Oregon coast natural history and conservation events sponsored by various organizations. Oregon Shores Featured Events are highlighted.

Sep
21

Sitka Marsh Tour

September 21, 2019, Nehalem

Wildlife biologist Nancy Hoffman will lead a tour of Sitka Marsh on Nehalem Bay on Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. to noon.  The walk begins at the end of Tohl Road in Nehalem. 

This area is within the conservation lands held by the Lower Nehalem Community Trust, which...

Sep
21

Beach & Riverside Cleanup

September 21, 2019

SOLVE cleanup in action.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

The time is approaching for SOLVE’s annual fall cleanup of our ocean shores and river banks.  On Saturday, Sept. 21, as many as 30,000 volunteers will turn out all over Oregon to pick up litter (an anticipated quarter-million pounds or so)...

Sep
24

Hearing on Elliott State Forest

September 24, 2019, Portland

Elliott State Forest.

Conservationists from throughout the state rallied a couple of years ago to prevent sale of the Elliott State Forest for logging.  The public now has a say in the Elliott’s future.  A public meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 24, in Portland provides an opportunity to speak up...

Sep
24

Sudden Oak Death Workshop

September 24, 2019, Pistol River

To learn more about a plant disease affecting south coast forests, attend “What’s New in Sudden Oak Death Research?”, a workshop led by Everett Hansen taking place on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6-8:30 p.m., at the Pistol River Friendship Hall (24252 Carpenterville...

Sep
24

Meeting on Coping with Climate Change

September 24, 2019, Waldport

Local citizens concerned about the coming effects of climate change have organized a meeting to discuss how to mitigate such changes in Waldport.  The event, free and open to all, will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7-9 p.m., at the Waldport...

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...

Sep
28

North Coast Watershed Event

September 28, 2019, Nehalem

A day-long exploration of watersheds and watershed-related issues, “Look Up!  It’s a Watershed Moment!” has been organized by North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection (NCCWP).  The event takes place at the North County Recreation District building (36155 9th St.)...

Oct
3

BioBlitz Talk

October 3, 2019, Newport

CoastWatch has collaborated with the Oregon Coast Aquarium and other conservation groups on a series of “BioBlitzes” at the state’s marine reserves each of the past two years, and expects to do so again.  These events partner volunteers with professional scientists...

Oct
10

Marine Debris Talk

October 10, 2019, Manzanita

The Lower Nehalem Watershed Council invites the public to join them for a talk on “Marine Debris and Microplastics in Our Watersheds” on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Pine Grove Community House (225 Laneda Ave.) in Manzanita.  The event is...