Featured Events

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

Mar
11

Marine Debris Survey Training

March 11, 2020, Hammond

Oregon Shores board member Ed Joyce (right) leads the Fort Stevens marine debris survey.\Photo by Patricia Jensen.

One of the locations at which CoastWatch conducts our marine debris survey is Fort Stevens State Park, just south of the Columbia’s South Jetty.  More volunteers are needed to...

Mar
13

Presentation on Ice and Climate Change

March 13, 2020, Coos Bay

King tide swamps railroad tracks in Coos Bay, in what could become a common site if ice caps melt and sea level rises.\Photo by Robert More.

Eric Steig will present a lecture on “The Future of Ice: What We Do (and Don’t) Know About Climate Change in Polar Regions,” on Friday, March 13, 7...

Mar
14

Sharing the Coast Conference

March 14, 2020, Coos Bay

Sunset Bay, Gregory Point, and the entrance to Coos Bay.\Photo by Rena Olson.

Time to mark calendars for this year’s 11th annual Sharing the Coast Conference, as always a collaboration between CoastWatch and the Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators (NAME). The main event takes place on...

Mar
14

King Tides Wrap-Up Party

March 14, 2020, Coos Bay

The Siuslaw River during this February's king tide.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

On Saturday evening, March 14, an after-party for the Sharing the Coast Conference will also serve as the wrap-up celebration for this winter’s very successful King Tides Project. The event,...

Mar
17

Fisheries Update

March 17, 2020, Siletz

Paul Olmsted.

At the Siletz Watershed Council’s spring quarterly meeting, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Mid-Coast Assistant District Fish Biologist, Paul Olmsted, will speak about “Mid-Coast Fisheries, Stock Status, and Restoration.”  The event, free and open to all, takes...

Apr
9

Beachgrass Survey Talk

April 9, 2020, Astoria

Rebecca Mostow doing research in the field.

Much of the terrain of the Oregon coast we see today has been shaped by two dominant, invasive beachgrass species.  They build the tall, stable dunes that parallel sandy beaches, providing some protection for infrastructure but causing the decline...

Apr
11

Tidepool Clinic

April 11, 2020, Lincoln City

Fawn Custer leading a tidepool clinic last year.\Photo by Dennis White.

Join CoastWatch for a “tidepool clinic” in Lincoln City on Saturday, April 11, beginning at 9 a.m.  Meet at the N.W. 15th St. beach access.  The free event, which will last about an hour, is open to all.  No...

Apr
15

CoastWatch Library Talk

April 15, 2020, Astoria

View of Astoria and the Columbia estuary.\Photo by Sonja Peterson.

Celebrate Tax Day with CoastWatch, as Jesse Jones, our volunteer coordinator, is featured in the Astoria Library Nature and Science Series.  Her appearance takes place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, at the Astoria Public...

May
9

Tidepool Clinic

May 9, 2020, Lincoln City

Fawn Custer (left) conducting a previous tidepool clinic.\Photo by Dennis White.

Join CoastWatch for a “tidepool clinic” in Lincoln City on Saturday, May 9, beginning at 8 a.m.  Meet at the N.W. 15th St. beach access.  The free event, which will last about an hour, is open to all.  No...

May
23

Tidepool Clinic

May 23, 2020, Lincoln City

Fawn Custer leading an earlier tidepool clinic.\Photo by Alex Derr.

Join CoastWatch for a “tidepool clinic” in Lincoln City on Saturday, May 23, beginning at 8 a.m.  Meet at the N.W. 15th St. beach access.  The free event, which will last about an hour, is open to all.  No pre-registration...

Jun
7

Tidepool Clinic

June 7, 2020, Lincoln City

Fawn Custer leading a tidepool clinic.\Photo by Dennis White.

Join CoastWatch for a “tidepool clinic” in Lincoln City on Sunday, June 7, beginning at 8 a.m.  Meet at the N.W. 15th St. beach access.  The free event, which will last about an hour, is open to all.  No pre-registration is...

Jun
10

Tidepool Clinic

June 10, 2020, Lincoln City

Athena Crichton leads a tidepool excursion.\Photo by Alex Derr.

Join CoastWatch for a “tidepool clinic” in Lincoln City on Wednesday, June 10, beginning at 10 a.m.  Meet at the N.W. 15th St. beach access.  The free event, which will last about an hour, is open to all.  No pre-registration is...

Jun
23

Tidepool Clinic

June 23, 2020, Lincoln City

Athena Crichton (right) leads a tidepool clinic.\Photo by Dennis White.

Join CoastWatch for a “tidepool clinic” in Lincoln City on Tuesday, June 23, beginning at 9 a.m.  Meet at the N.W. 15th St. beach access.  The free event, which will last about an hour, is open to all.  No...

Jun
27

Tidepool Clinic

June 27, 2020, Lincoln City

Fawn Custer helping visitors to explore the Lincoln City tidepools.\Photo by Dennis White.

Join CoastWatch for a “tidepool clinic” in Lincoln City on Saturday, June 27, beginning at 11 a.m.  Meet at the N.W. 15th St. beach access.  The free event, which will last about an hour, is open to...

Jul
5

Tidepool Clinic

July 5, 2020, Lincoln City

Coraline algae dominates a tidepool scene.\Photo courtesy of OPRD.

Join CoastWatch for a “tidepool clinic” in Lincoln City on Sunday, July 5, beginning at 8 a.m.  Meet at the N.W. 15th St. beach access.  The free event, which will last about an hour, is open to all.  No pre-registration is...

Jul
7

Tidepool Clinic

July 7, 2020, Lincoln City

Fawn Custer in action on a beachwalk.\Photo by Dennis White.

Join CoastWatch for a “tidepool clinic” in Lincoln City on Tuesday, July 7, beginning at 9 a.m.  Meet at the N.W. 15th St. beach access.  The free event, which will last about an hour, is open to all.  No pre-registration is...

Jul
10

Tidepool Clinic

July 10, 2020, Lincoln City

Tidepool life.\Photo by Rena Olson.

Join CoastWatch for a “tidepool clinic” in Lincoln City on Friday, July 7, beginning at 10 a.m.  Meet at the N.W. 15th St. beach access.  The free event, which will last about an hour, is open to all.  No pre-registration is required.

For the fourth year,...