SEASIDE – Registration is open for July events at Circle Creek Conservation Center. This year marks the 15th anniversary of its acquisition and stewardship by North Coast Land Conservancy. The center is a nature preserve open to the public at the south end of Seaside.
Neal Maine, the conservancy’s founding executive director, will lead a slow walk on the Legacy Loop Trail from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday, July 7. “Seeing the Unseen” offers an opportunity to observe what you might not otherwise notice and to unspool the stories behind what you stumble upon.
On Saturday, July 13, at 2 p.m., join supporters of North Coast Land Conservancy at the Center for the fourth annual Summer Picnic at the Barn. Bring a picnic, a blanket or chairs and a pie to share and help celebrate Circle Creek’s 15th anniversary. The event is free and includes a silent auction in the barn. There will be live music and picnicking on the lawn at 2:30 p.m. The ever-popular pie potluck starts at 3:30 p.m. This year, guided hikes on the trails will follow the picnic from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
On Thursday, July 18, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., geologist Tom Horning will explore how habitat is influenced by geology on a walk through the floodplain and forest.
Then on Wednesday, July 31, from 10 a.m. to noon, NCLC staff member and certified yoga teacher Lorraine Ortiz will lead the second annual Yoga at the Barn. Beginners are welcome; bring a mat if you have one, otherwise one can be provided. Space is limited at some events. For more information and to register, NCLCtrust.org/on-the-land-summer-outings.
Circle Creek Conservation Center is at the end of Rippet Road at the south end of Seaside. From U.S. 101, 0.7 mile north of the junction with U.S. 26, turn west onto Rippet Road and follow it to the two barns at the end of the road. It is open to the public daily, dawn to dusk, conditions permitting.