Featured Events

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

Jan
18

Beached Bird Survey Training

January 18, 2020, Astoria

Beached Northern Fulmar.\Photo courtesy of COASST.

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, Jan. 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Room...

Jan
19

Beached Bird Survey Training

January 19, 2020, Netarts

Beached and banded Common Murre.\Photo by Bonnie

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 Sunday, Jan. 19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the...

Jan
23

King Tides Social Event

January 23, 2020, Florence

King tide swamps the Siuslaw River's north jetty at Florence.\Photo courtesy of ORKingTides.

CoastWatch Volunteer Coordinator Jesse Jones is hosting a gathering devoted to the King Tides Project on Thursday, Jan. 23, 6 p.m. at the Homegrown Public House & Brewery (294 Laurel St.) in...

Jan
29

Siuslaw Watershed Gathering

January 29, 2020, Florence

The Siuslaw River and Florence, seen from the sea\Photo by Rena Olson.

CoastWatch Volunteer Coordinator Jesse Jones will be one of the presenters at the Siuslaw Watershed Council's Watershed Gathering event, beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29, in the Bromley Room of the Siuslaw...

Feb
4

Tidepool Learning Opportunity

February 4, 2020, Gleneden Beach

Sea star survey at Cascade Head Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Both Jesse Jones, our CoastWatch volunteer coordinator, and Fawn Custer, our citizen science trainer, will be speaking to the Oregon Coast Learning Institute on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Salishan Resort...

Feb
6

Marine Debris Survey

February 6, 2020, Yachats

Marine debris survey taking place at Cape Cove.\Photo by Tara Dubois.

A monthly marine debris survey is conducted at Cape Cove, just south of Cape Perpetua.  To participate, meet at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats) in the parking lot at 3 p.m....

Feb
6

King Tides Final Round Kickoff

February 6, 2020, Newport

Nehalem Boat Ramp, comparison showing effect of king tide.\Photo courtesy of ORKingTides.

Gearing up for the final round of this winter’s King Tides Photo Project, which takes place Feb. 8-10, we’re holding a kickoff event on Thursday, Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m., at Rogue Brewer’s on the Bay (2320...

Feb
8

King Tides Kickoff

February 8, 2020, Bandon

 

Bandon's harbor during a 2018 king tide.\Photo by Alex Derr.
he final round of the current King Tides Photo Project is coming up Feb. 8-10, with the last major high tide sequence of the winter.  Volunteer photographers are needed everywhere on the coast to help document the highest reach of...
Feb
8

King Tides 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...

Feb
12

Marine Debris Survey Training

February 12, 2020, Hammond

Marine debris survey participants at Fort Stevens site.\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...

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...