Ocean Events

May
10

Wave Energy Shoreside Meeting

May 10, 2021

Experimental wave energy buoy.

Construction of the shoreside components of the Oregon State University (OSU) PacWave South wave energy test site is scheduled to start this June. Most of the activity will be focused on the Driftwood Beach State Recreation site area near Seal Rock.

The project...

May
12

Offshore Wind Energy Webinar

May 12, 2021

An active planning process is underway which could bring wind power turbines to the ocean off Oregon’s shores in coming years.  On May 12 and 13, public webinars explaining the planning process are being offered by the state’s Department of Land Conservation and...

May
12

Talk on Puffin Monitoring

May 12, 2021

Puffins nesting on Haystack Rock.\Photo by Michael Coe.

The “World of Haystack Rock” speaker series will take a look at the iconic puffins which inhabit the rock with a talk on “Just how do you monitor the puffins?” on Wednesday, May 12, at 7 p.m.  The virtual presentation is free and open...

May
13

Offshore Wind Energy Webinars

May 13, 2021

Wind power installation.\Photo courtesy of Surfrider.

An active planning process is underway which could bring wind power turbines to the ocean off Oregon’s shores in coming years.  On May 12 and 13, public webinars explaining the planning process are being offered by the state’s Department...

May
17

OPAC Meeting on Rocky Shores

May 17, 2021

Rocky Point, one of the areas proposed for protection.\Photo by Randy Scholten.

The campaign to designate certain key rocky shore habitats for special levels of protection now moves to the Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC), which meets on Monday, May 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The agenda has not...

Jun
5

Seabird Nest Monitor Training

June 5, 2021

Brandt's Cormorant nesting at Haystack Rock.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The citizen science project that involves monitoring seabird nesting colonies continues this year, under some different pandemic protocols.  If you care about seabirds and would like to consider participating, an online...

Past Events

Jun
16

Public Comment Open - Cascade Head Management Plan

June 16, 2017

Cascade Head Marine Reserve coastline.
Cascade Head Marine Reserve. | Photo by Gus Gates

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Marine Reserves Program has released a draft of the Cascade Head Site Management Plan for public comment. Comments are to be submitted by email to odfw.marinereserves@state.or.us by June 16th. The...

Jun
14

Orca Month Pub Talk

June 14, 2017, Portland

Photo of orca whale off the coast of Oregon.
Photo by Defenders of Wildlife

On June 14th, Defenders of Wildlife will be celebrating one of the Pacific Northwest's most iconic species with a pub talk event. Join them to learn about the threats facing our Southern Resident orca population and what you can do to help!

Hear from local...

Jun
12

Coastal Resilience Meeting

June 12, 2017, Newport

High surf as Shore Acres\Photo by Bruce Swenson.
High surf as Shore Acres\Photo by Bruce Swenson.

The Oregon Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) has been conducting a study on the current state of policy and planning for coastal and ocean resilience in Oregon. The public is invited to attend the final presentation of the results on...

Jun
11

Beach Plastic Clean-Up Event

June 11, 2017, Manzanita

Image of waves crashing along the Oregon Coast.
Image from Ocean Blue Project

The Ocean Blue Project focuses on cleaning the ocean and creating awareness to reduce the use of plastic. They collect microplastic fragments on every visit to the Oregon Coast, year-round. This project is a community effort and all Oregonians are asked to...

Jun
10

Coho Restoration Tour

June 10, 2017, Seal Rock

Image of a Coho fry on the Oregon Coast.
Coho fry on the Oregon Coast. | Photo by Conrad Gowell

District Coordinator Paul Engelmeyer of the Native Fish Society will lead a series of free tours, open to the public, to discuss the recently released Federal Coho Recovery plan. During the field trips attendees will view high quality...

Jun
8

World Oceans Day Hike

June 8, 2017

The view from Neahkahnie. Photo by Justin Knott.
The view from Neahkahnie. Photo by Justin Knott.

Three coastal conservation groups—Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, Lower Nehalem Watershed Council, and North Coast Land Conservancy—have joined forces to sponsor a hike to the summit of Neahkahnie Mountain in observance of World Oceans...

Jun
8

World Oceans Day

June 8, 2017

In 2008, the United Nations officially recognized June 8 as the annual World Oceans Day.  Events are held around the world, coordinated by The Ocean Project:  http://www.worldoceansday.org/about.

A calendar of events isn’t available yet, but mark your calendars and watch this space.

One...

Jun
4

Seabird Nest Colony Monitoring

June 4, 2017, Cannon Beach

 Common Murres perching on the side of a rock.
Common Murres, perching. | Photo by Heather Roskelley

Do you like seabirds and care about their welfare? Join a volunteer opportunity to monitor seabird nests at Cape Falcon Marine Reserve & at Haystack Rock.  The Audubon Society of Portland, Friends of Cape Falcon, Haystack Rock Awareness...

Jun
3

National Trails Day: Cape Perpetua

June 3, 2017, Yachats

National Trails Day 2017 hike poster.
Credit: Yachats Trails

Join the Yachat Trails as they lead three separate guided hikes, suitable for all abilities and ages, at Cape Perpetua. Participants should meet at the Cape Perpetua Visitors Center at 9 a.m. For more information contact Joanne KittelThere is no need to sign up for...