Climate Events


Climate Action Plan Roll-Out

August 12, 2020

Yaquina estuary during a king tide.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support from Lighthawk.

A plan to make Lincoln County carbon-neutral by 2035 will be presented online on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 7-8:15 p.m.  Sponsored by 350 Oregon Central Coast and Citizens for a Better Lincoln County, the event...


Comment Deadline re: Oil and Gas Policy

August 17, 2020

Oil rigs off Neahkahnie....just kidding, but this is why we need drilling regulations.

The Oregon Coastal Management Program has submitted a request for a program change concerning conservation of oil and gas to the federal Office for Coastal Management.  The department wants to change and...


Webinar on Regenerative Agriculture

August 25, 2020

Dr. Ann Schmierer.

Shoreline Education for Awareness looks inland for the subject of the next webinar in their series, as they host a talk by Ann Schmierer on “Regenerative Agriculture: Growing Soil for a Healthy Planet.  This online presentation takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 6:30...

Past Events


Columbia Estuary Conference

April 10, 2018 - April 12, 2018, Astoria

View of the Columbia River estuary, Astoria, and the Megler Bridge.\Photo by Sonja Peterson.
View of the Columbia River estuary, Astoria, and the Megler Bridge.\Photo by Sonja Peterson.

The 10th biennial Columbia River Estuary Conference (CREC) will take place Tuesday through Thursday, April 10-12, at the Liberty Theatre in Astoria.  The theme of this year’s conference is “Promoting...


Losing Sight of Shore Film Screening

March 20, 2018, Newport


The Newport Chapter of Surfrider Foundation’s Surf n’ Stewardship Film Series is back. This year’s series, themed “Women and the Sea”, features three films directed by women. These inspiring...


Lecture on Exploring Antarctica

March 13, 2018, Portland

Skye Moret. | Photo courtesy from Surfrider Portland

The Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation hosts their monthly chapter meetings on the second Tuesday of every month, now at a new location. They gather to talk conservation action, have conversations with fellow water protectors,...


Larval Recruitment & Marine Reserves Lecture

March 8, 2018, Manzanita

Heppell Lab Research.
Heppell Lab conducting research. | Courtesy from OSU

The Lower Nehalem Watershed Council is hosting a lecture by Scott Heppell, an associate professor of fisheries at Oregon State University, on "Larval Recruitment  & Marine Reserves."  Dr. Heppell, a leading figure in research on Oregon's...


Science Talk ‘18

March 1, 2018 - March 2, 2018, Portland

Science Talk - Portland. | Courtesy of Science Talk

Have you ever struggled to explain why your science matters to a non-scientist? Have you ever been frustrated at the way science is covered in the media and used in policy? Have you wondered just what they’re teaching about science these...


Webinar on Climate Change and Invasives

February 28, 2018

 European beachgrass, a major invasive species on the Oregon coast, at Sunset Beach.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.
European beachgrass, a major invasive species on the Oregon coast, at Sunset Beach.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.

As part of National Invasive Species Awareness Week, a free webinar is offered on “Climate Change and Invasive Species, taking place at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28.

To register for...


Clean Energy Jobs Bill Climate Talk

February 8, 2018, Portland

Let’s Talk Climate starts its third season on Tuesday, February 8 with a 7:00 p.m. public program concerning the Clean Energy Jobs bill, which Governor Brown has said is a “must pass” for the 2018 legislative session. Come find out why this bill is top priority and how it makes a significant...


Panel Discussion on Oregon Oysters

February 6, 2018, Portland

Oysters on ice. | Courtesy from Shuck Portland

In the early 1900s, the Oregon coast boasted vast wild oyster populations. A major resource for the state, the once abundant populations of wild oysters became victim to over-harvesting. Recently, few efforts to rebuild the state’s native oyster...


Offshore Drilling Public Meeting

February 6, 2018, Salem

Oil rigs and whale spout off the coast of California. | Photo by Al Seib (LA Times)

The Department of Interior announced plans on Jan. 4 to dramatically expand offshore drilling in U.S waters. The Trump Administration is targeting over 90% of all federal waters for new oil and gas lease...