Featured Events

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

May
25

Webinar on Sea Star Observation

May 25, 2022

Ochre sea stars.\Photo by Sonja Peterson.

Ochre stars are one of the most recognizable and well-known intertidal species on the Oregon coast. The massive loss of them in recent years due to a still unknown syndrome called sea star wasting heightened our awareness of how incredibly vulnerable...

Jun
4

Tidepool Clinic

June 4, 2022, Lincoln City

Fawn Custer, teaching.\Photo by Michael Coe.

Join CoastWatch for a “tidepool explorience” in Lincoln City on Saturday, June 4, beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Meet at the N.W. 15th St. beach access.  The free event is open to all. 

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, CoastWatch is once again...

Jun
7

Webinar on Hybrid Beachgrass Ecology

June 7, 2022

Risa Askerooth

CoastWatch is cooperating with researchers in Oregon State University’s Department of Integrative Biology to conduct a citizen science survey for a new hybrid beachgrass that may reshape the Oregon shoreline. For more on the project, go here.

A webinar on this important project...

Jun
8

Interpretive Walk

June 8, 2022, Dunes City

Marty Giles Interpreting
Marty Giles Interpreting

An interpretive walk covering two diverse coastal areas, in locations half a mile apart, is offered on Wednesday, June 8, beginning at 10 a.m. The walk will be led by naturalist and ecotour leader Marty Giles. She will be joined by Jesse Jones, CoastWatch volunteer...

Jun
16

Tidepool Clinic

June 16, 2022, Lincoln City

Fawn Custer in action at Otter Rock.\Photo by Dennis White.

Join CoastWatch for a “tidepool explorience” in Lincoln City on Thursday, June 16, beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Meet at the N.W. 15th St. beach access.  The free event is open to all. 

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic,...

Jun
18

Tidepool Clinic

June 18, 2022, Lincoln City

Fawn Custer at a previous tidepool clinic.\Photo by Alex Derr.

Join CoastWatch for a “tidepool explorience” in Lincoln City on Saturday, June 18, beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Meet at the N.W. 15th St. beach access.  The free event is open to all. 

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic,...

Jun
19

Beached Bird Survey Training

June 19, 2022

CoastWatchers Dave and Diane Bilderback conducting a COASST survey.
CoastWatches Dave and Diane Bilderback conducting a COASST survey.

The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) organizes a beached bird survey throughout the West Coast.  Oregon is an Oregon partner.  COASST participants (many of them also CoastWatchers) help make a difference...

Jun
19

Tidepool Clinic

June 19, 2022, Lincoln City

Tidepool life.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Join CoastWatch for a “tidepool explorience” in Lincoln City on Sunday, June 19, beginning at 11:00 a.m.  Meet at the N.W. 15th St. beach access.  The free event is open to all. 

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, CoastWatch is once again...

Jun
21

Hybrid Beachgrass Survey Training

June 21, 2022

 

European beachgrass at the mouth of the Siltcoos.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.
European beachgrass at the mouth of the Siltcoos.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.

The search continues for the new hybrid beachgrass that is spreading on the Oregon and Washington coasts. CoastWatch volunteers are helping researchers at Oregon State University map the range of the new hybrid, the...

Jun
22

Marine Debris Survey Training

June 22, 2022, Hammond

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

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

Jul
9

Hybrid Beachgrass Survey Training

July 9, 2022, Warrenton

 

A patch of the hybrid beachgrass.\Photo by Rebecca Mostow.
A patch of the hybrid beachgrass.\Photo by Rebecca Mostow.

The search continues for the new hybrid beachgrass that is spreading on the Oregon and Washington coasts. CoastWatch volunteers are helping researchers at Oregon State University map the range of the new hybrid, the offspring of two...

Jul
17

Tidepool Clinic

July 17, 2022, Lincoln City

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

Join CoastWatch for a “tidepool explorience” in Lincoln City on Sunday, July 17, beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Meet at the N.W. 15th St. beach access.  The free event is open to all. 

After a two-year hiatus due to the...