Featured Events

Events sponsored or engaged in by Oregon Shores. The Full Coastal Calendar includes these along with relevant events sponsored by other organizations.

Jul
19

Tidepool Clinic

July 19, 2019, Lincoln City

Tidepool life.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Join CoastWatch for a “tidepool clinic” in Lincoln City on Friday, July 19, beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Meet at the N.W. 15th St. beach access.  The free event is open to all. 

For the third year, CoastWatch is joining forces with the Lincoln City Visitor &...

Jul
19

Marine Debris Monitoring Survey

July 19, 2019, Florence

The rocky beach at Muriel O. Ponsler wayside.\Photo by Rena Olson.

A monthly marine debris survey takes place at Muriel O. Ponsler State Scenic Viewpoint, between Florence and Yachats.  To join the next survey (either to become part of the team, or simply to learn about the survey and decide...

Jul
20

Festival for Redfish Rocks

July 20, 2019, Port Orford

The Redfish Rocks Community Team is holding the annual Redfish Rocks on the Dock party on July 20, and CoastWatch will be there.  The festival celebrating the Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve, the local fishing community, and ocean conservation, takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The event...

Jul
21

CoastWatch Beachwalk

July 21, 2019, Brookings

Sporthaven Beach, CoastWatch Mile 3.\Photo by Flora Reid.

Fawn Custer, until recently our CoastWatch volunteer coordinator and now our citizen science trainer, invites all comers to join her for a beachwalk on Sporthaven Beach in Brookings-Harbor (CoastWatch Mile 3). This beach is located...

Jul
31

Marine Debris Survey Training

July 31, 2019, Hammond

Marine debris survey on Clatsop Spit.\Photo by Ed Joyce.

CoastWatch has inaugurated a new site for our marine debris survey, which takes place at numerous sites along the coast.  The new location is at Fort Stevens State Park, just south of the Columbia’s South Jetty.  More volunteers are...

Aug
1

Sea Star Survey

August 1, 2019, Yachats

Volunteers Jessica Waddell and Karen Heere conducting the Yachats sea star survey.\Photo by Fawn Custer.

Regular surveys of sea star populations at several sites constitute one of CoastWatch’s special citizen science projects.  Initially, the surveys tracked the devastating effects of the...

Aug
5

Marine Debris Monitoring Survey

August 5, 2019, Yachats

Marine debris survey at Cape Cove.\Photo by Tara Dubois.

A monthly marine debris survey is conducted at Cape Cove, just south of Cape Perpetua.  To participate, meet at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats) in the parking lot at noon on Monday, Aug....

Aug
19

Marine Debris Monitoring Survey

August 19, 2019, Florence

China Creek crosses the beach at Muriel O. Ponsler wayside.

A monthly marine debris survey takes place at Muriel O. Ponsler State Scenic Viewpoint, between Florence and Yachats.  To join the next survey (either to become part of the team, or simply to learn about the survey and decide...

Nov
21

Land-Sea Symposium

November 21, 2019, Yachats

The northern fringe of the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve, at Cook's Chasm.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The 7th annual Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium has been slated for Thursday, Nov. 21, from 5 to 8:30 p.m., at the Yachats Commons (441 Hwy 101 in the middle of Yachats). 

The Land-Sea Symposium is a...

Nov
25

King Tide Project, First Series

November 25, 2019

Aerial view of Whale Cove (upper right) and Little Whale Cove during a king tide.\Photo by Briana Goodwin.
Aerial view of Whale Cove (upper right) and Little Whale Cove during a king tide.\Photo by Briana Goodwin.

The first round of the 2019-2020 King Tide Project, through which volunteer photographers document the highest tides of the year, takes place November 25-27, 2019.  (The other two...

Jan
10

King Tide Project, Second Series

January 10, 2020 - January 12, 2020

 King Tide at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Bob Loewen.
King Tide at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Bob Loewen.

The second round of the 2019-2020 King Tide Project, through which volunteer photographers document the highest tides of the year, takes place January 10-12, 2020. (The final round is set for February 8-10.)  The project reveals areas currently...

Feb
8

King Tide Project, Third Series

February 8, 2020 - February 10, 2020

A 2018 king tide on the Yaquina River.\Photo by Greg Henton.
A 2018 king tide on the Yaquina River.\Photo by Greg Henton.

The final round of the 2019-2020 King Tide Project, through which volunteer photographers document the highest tides of the year, takes place February 8-10, 2020.  The project reveals areas currently prone to flooding, but more...