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
22

Marine Debris Monitoring Survey

May 22, 2019, Florence

The Muriel Ponsler wayside.|Photo courtesy 100 Steps.
The Muriel Ponsler wayside. | Photo courtesy 100 Steps.

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 whether it...

May
24

Tidepool Clinic

May 24, 2019, Lincoln City

Athena Crichton (left) leads CoastWatch training.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Athena Crichton (left) leads CoastWatch training.\Photo by Alex Derr.

Join CoastWatch for a “tidepool clinic” in Lincoln City on Friday, May 24, beginning at 11:30 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...

May
25

Beached Bird Survey Training

May 25, 2019, Port Orford

 CoastWatchers Dave and Diane Bilderback engaged in beached bird survey.
CoastWatchers Dave and Diane Bilderback engaged in beached bird survey.

The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) will hold a training session for prospective volunteers in the long-running beached bird survey they conduct in all the West Coast states on Saturday, May 25, 10...

May
26

Beached Bird Survey Training

May 26, 2019, Charleston

COASST volunteers at work.
COASST volunteers at work.

The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST), based at the University of Washington, conducts a long-running beached bird survey in all the West Coast states.  This is true citizen science; with training, volunteers learn to gather information that is...

Jun
1

CoastWatch Findings Talk

June 1, 2019, Bandon

Aerial view of Coquille Point, where the beachwalk will take place.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Aerial view of Coquille Point, where the beachwalk will take place.\Photo by Alex Derr.

Fawn Custer, CoastWatch’s citizen science trainer, will give a talk on Saturday, June 1, 3 p.m. at the Bandon Public Library (1204 11th St., S.W.).  Her subject will be “CoastWatch Findings.”  The event...

Jun
5

BioBlitz Introduction and Training

June 5, 2019, Newport

 A scene from last year's BioBlitz at Otter Rock.\Photo by Nancy White.
A scene from last year's BioBlitz at Otter Rock.\Photo by Nancy White.

On Thursday, June 6, we’re celebrating D-Day with a BioBlitz at Otter Rock Marine Reserve.  The goal is to take a one-day inventory of all the species we can find on the shore and in the intertidal on the fringes of the...

Jun
6

BioBlitz at Otter Rock

June 6, 2019, Otter Rock

 

Fawn Custer leads volunteers during a 2018 bioblitz.\Photo by Doug Cody.
Fawn Custer leads volunteers during a 2018 bioblitz.\Photo by Doug Cody.

For the second year, CoastWatch will play a lead role in a collaborative effort by conservation groups and the Oregon Coast Aquarium to conduct bioblitzes at each of Oregon’s marine reserves.  The first of these takes...

Jun
6

Yachats Sea Star Survey

June 6, 2019, Yachats

Sea star survey (with kids) at Yachats/|Photo by Rena Olson.
Sea star survey (with kids) at Yachats/|Photo by Rena Olson.

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 sea star wasting syndrome epizootic that swept...

Jun
6

Marine Debris Survey Training

June 6, 2019, Hammond

Volunteers at an early Fort Stevens marine debris survey.\Photo by Ed Joyce.
Volunteers at an early Fort Stevens marine debris survey.\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. ...

Jun
7

Tidepool Clinic

June 7, 2019, Lincoln City

 As assemblage of tidepool life.\Photo by Rena Olson.
As assemblage of tidepool life.\Photo by Rena Olson.

Join CoastWatch for a “tidepool clinic” in Lincoln City on Friday, June 7, beginning at 10:30 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...

Jun
8

Tidepool Clinic

June 8, 2019, Lincoln City

Fawn Custer, teaching tidepools.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Fawn Custer, teaching tidepools.\Photo by Alex Derr.

Join CoastWatch for a “tidepool clinic” in Lincoln City on Saturday, June 8, beginning at 11:30 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...

Jun
18

Tidepool Clinic

June 18, 2019, Lincoln City

Fawn Custer, left, leading a previous tidepool clinic.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Fawn Custer, left, leading a previous tidepool clinic.\Photo by Alex Derr.

Join CoastWatch for a “tidepool clinic” in Lincoln City on Tuesday, June 18, 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...

Jun
21

Tidepool Clinic

June 21, 2019, Lincoln City

Athena Crichton (right) leads a recent Tidepool Clinic
Marine educator Athena Crichton (right) leads a recent Tidepool Clinic.\Photo by Dennis White.

Join CoastWatch for a “tidepool clinic” in Lincoln City on Friday, June 21, beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Meet at the N.W. 15th St. beach access.  The free event is open to all. 

For the third year,...

Jul
6

BioBlitz at Roads End

July 6, 2019

Fawn Custer (orange rainpants) leads last year's BioBlitz at Roads End.|Photo by Doug Cody.
Fawn Custer (orange rainpants) leads last year's BioBlitz at Roads End. | Photo by Doug Cody.

As we did last year, CoastWatch is once again organizing a summer “BioBlitz” for the shoreline at Roads End, working together with the Friends of Cascade Head.  Participation by CoastWatchers and...

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...