Coastal Conservation Calendar

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

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
19

Floras Lake Land Swap Decision

September 19, 2019, Brookings

Floras Lake, aerial view from sea.\Photo by Alex Derr.

Conservationists and other community advocates on the south coast have been working for years to bring about a land swap:  land owned by the county adjacent to Floras Lake for land owned by the state adjacent to Hwy 101.  This would...

Sep
19

Talk on Forest Restoration

September 19, 2019, Astoria

The Forest Visions Project logo.

Ed Kerns, former logger turned environmental activist, will speak in Astoria on Thursday, Sept. 19, 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30), in Columbia Hall, Room 219, at Clatsop Community College (1651 Lexington Ave.). The event, free and open to all, is sponsored by...

Sep
20

Oregon Shorebird Festival

September 20, 2019, Charleston

Red Knots at Fort Stevens.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The 33rd annual Oregon Shorebird Festival is being planned for Sept. 20-22.  As usual, it will be based at the Oregon Institute for Marine Biology (63466 Boat Basin Rd. in Charleston).  Most details have not yet been published, but birders...

Sep
20

Global Climate Strike

September 20, 2019

King tide floods the Coquille Valley, a preview of sea level rise with climate change.\Photo by Alex Derr.

A massive global “climate strike” on Friday, Sept. 20, will seek to draw attention to the urgency of the climate crisis and the need for action.  Events will be happening all over the...

Sep
20

Earth & Ocean Arts Festival

September 20, 2019, Cannon Beach

Haystack Rock and the beach through an artistic lens.\Photo by Byron Jose Sun.

Ecology as well as art will be the focus of the first annual Earth & Ocean Arts Festival in Cannon Beach, which runs Sept. 20 to Sept. 22 at various locations around the city. The goal of the organizers is to...

Sep
21

Sitka Marsh Tour

September 21, 2019, Nehalem

Sitka Marsh in Nehalem.\Photo by Roger Ross.

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...

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

Sudden Oak Death Workshop

September 24, 2019, Pistol River

Tanoak suffering from sudden oak disease.\Photo courtesy of Tree Solutions.

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...