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With the first round of winter’s king tides approaching, volunteer photographers are invited to help capture their effects in the Oregon King Tides Photo Project. Read more

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From the parking lot of Cape Lookout State Park, hikers have three fantastic trail options. The North and South trails lead hikers through old growth spruce forests to quiet beaches below, while the Cape Trail, considered the most remarkable of the three hikes, leads hikers two and a half mi… Read more

Oregon’s forward-looking Beach Bill guarantees public ownership of the state’s 363-mile coastline, meaning that, try as you might, you can never own the deed to those precious sands. Read more

With the rainy season upon us, there are two choices: 1) stock up on cozy mysteries and retreat under your favorite blanket for the next three months; or 2) head outside and get wet. Read more

An effort to restore salmon habitat by planting native trees is in need of helping hands on Friday, Nov. 15, when the MidCoast Watershed Council will host a restoration work party on Record Creek near Alsea. Read more

If your ideal pastime involves driving the scenic Oregon Coast without the burden of small talk, the Wildlife Center of the North Coast has the perfect volunteer opportunity for you. Read more

Completion of a fish-passage project that has improved access for Chinook, coho and many other species will be celebrated this Saturday, Oct. 19, at Drift Creek Camp, just east of Lincoln City. Read more

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The South Oregon Coast has been percolating with new energy, and organizers of the inaugural Live Culture Coast are bubbling over with excitement to share it with you. Ten days of experiences, events and education, many of which focus on the different interpretations of the word “culture,” w… Read more

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The Audubon Society of Lincoln City will host a pair of free guided walks this weekend, tackling the Salishan Nature Trail on Friday, Oct. 11, and heading to Boiler Bay on Saturday, Oct. 12. Read more

An effort to restore salmon habitat by planting native trees is in need of helping hands on Friday, Nov. 15, when the MidCoast Watershed Council will host a restoration work party on Record Creek near Alsea. Read more

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The South Oregon Coast has been percolating with new energy, and organizers of the inaugural Live Culture Coast are bubbling over with excitement to share it with you. Ten days of experiences, events and education, many of which focus on the different interpretations of the word “culture,” w… Read more

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The Audubon Society of Lincoln City will host a pair of free guided walks this weekend, tackling the Salishan Nature Trail on Friday, Oct. 11, and heading to Boiler Bay on Saturday, Oct. 12. Read more

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Close your eyes and try to picture for a moment living when there were no cellphones, no cars, and no online retailers promising two-day shipping. The people who helped create the area we now call Taft lived that way; many of them are buried in the Taft Pioneer Cemetery. Read more

The Yachats Coastal Gems walking group will head north on Tuesday, Oct. 1, to take an autumn stroll along the Lincoln City beach from the D River to Roads End and back. Read more

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is looking for volunteers to help with the fall Chinook program at Salmon River Hatchery. Shifts are now available and could continue into November. Read more

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For more than six decades, the picturesque harbor town of Depoe Bay has staked out its reputation as the place to go for succulent, fire-roasted salmon, served up with a smile during the community’s annual Salmon Bake. Read more

The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society will welcome Colleen Weiler of Whale & Dolphin Conservation as its guest speaker this Saturday, Sept. 21. Read more

The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology is seeking volunteers to lend a hand at the Fall Spruce Up Day, which will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Read more

The Audubon Society of Lincoln City will be heading north this Saturday, Nov. 9, for a free, guided walk along the Salmon River in the Cascade Head Scenic Area. Read more

Newport’s Pacific Maritime Heritage Center will welcome artist Janet Essley to the coast this Sunday, Sept. 22, for a presentation on one of the furthest migrating species in the world, the red knot sandpiper. Read more

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You’re watching a TV show and see a couple of surfers come out of the water, run up the beach then plunge their boards into the sand before sinking down onto a towel next to a beautiful woman. If you are watching the show with a surfer, odds are they will at least cringe, if not yell at the … Read more

Registration is now open for the Keiki Kowabunga Challenge, a new, all-levels surf contest from Neighbors For Kids, set to take place on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Otter Rock State Park. Read more

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In most parts of the country, fall colors are things like golden brown, burnt umber and probably some variety of sienna. But in Lincoln City, fall colors run the gamut from hot pink to powder blue to crimson red as the Lincoln City Fall Kite Festival gets underway. Read more

Lincoln County community members, treatment professionals and prevention organizations will join together in Waldport this Saturday, Sept. 21, for the Hands Across the Bridge celebration. Read more

Runners in Newport will be painting the town red — as well as yellow, blue, pink and more — when the Color the Coast 3k run gets underway this Saturday, Sept. 14. Read more

Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve and Audubon Society of Portland are looking for citizen scientists to help out with a pelican survey this Saturday, Sept. 14. Read more

The Audubon Society of Lincoln City will take a trip to Oregon’s newest state park this Saturday, Sept. 14, as it heads north to the Sitka Sedge State Natural Area near Pacific City. Read more

Registration is now open for the 35th annual SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup, which will see Oregonians clean up hundreds of miles of beaches, rivers and city streets on Saturday, Sept. 21, before the fall rains wash litter and debris down waterways and out to sea. Read more

Issues facing coastal water supplies will take center stage in Nehalem this Saturday, Sept. 28, when North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection presents “Look Up! It’s a Watershed Moment!” Read more

Preparations are underway for Newport’s Agate Beach Surf Classic, which will draw hopeful surfers from all over the West Coast for a weekend of big wave action from Sept. 6 through 8. Read more

Registration is now open for the annual Buccaneer Rampage Mud Obstacle Race, set for Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Newport Municipal Airport. Read more

Volunteers will descend on the oceanfront 804 Trail in Yachats this Saturday, Aug. 24, to help out at the 11th annual ivy pull, aimed at keeping the historic route clear of invasive species. Read more

Tidepools are fascinating to many, but beach ecosystems can be just as interesting to explore. Coastal ecologist Stewart Schultz will describe the life found on the shore and within the sands during his talk, “The Natural History of Northwest Beaches” at the North County Recreation District … Read more

From sea star wasting disease to ocean acidification, our coastal ecosystems are changing in ways that might test their resilience. Read more

Join MidCoast Watersheds Council for a restoration work party on Friday, Sept. 13, to help remove invasive, non-native nightshades from the riparian zone of Little Lobster Creek in the Alsea River Basin. Read more

This is the festival that commemorates all things water. Held in the picturesque town of Toledo, seven miles east of Newport, the annual Wooden Boat Festival features small-town goodness, family fun and a celebration of the craftsman heritage afloat the Yaquina River. Read more

The hidden history of Tillamook’s serene waterfront park will be the subject of a Saturday, Aug. 17, guided walking tour led by local conservationists and historians. Read more

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The Newport 60+ Adventure Van will tackle the winding road to the top of Mary’s Peak on Saturday, Aug. 24, offering the chance to enjoy spectacular views without breaking too much of a sweat. Read more

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‘There is something special about the sound of bells and shells ringing rhythmically with the soft landing of the feet of people dancing in beautifully decorated tribal wear.” Read more

One of the central coast’s most scenic drives, Yachats River Road, will be particularly scenic on Saturday, Aug. 10, when seven farms located from milepost 1 to milepost 11 open their gates to visitors. Read more

The shores of Siletz Bay will come alive with marine life, castles and characters of all kinds this Saturday, Aug. 10, as the Bay Area Merchants Association presents the Lincoln City Sandcastle Contest. Read more

Summer is in full gear and that means an explosion of educational outdoor adventures in and around Tillamook are headed your way from the Explore Nature Series. Read more

Rising abruptly from the Pacific, Cape Perpetua’s emerald forest intercepts the ocean’s life-sustaining summer fog. In the shadow of the cape where cool, clear waters pool over gravel, ideal salmon spawning grounds are formed. Off the coast, where the warm California current and the cold Ala… Read more

Looking for a healthy social activity? Join the Yachats Coastal Gems on Tuesday, Aug. 6, for a three loop walk around Depoe Bay, the charming seaside town noted for whale watching and the world’s smallest harbor. The jount will take in the harbor and two seaside residential areas with views … Read more

Habitat restoration in the Siletz River Basin will be the subject of a presentation by MidCoast Watersheds Council Coordinator Evan Hayduk on Thursday, Aug. 1. Read more

The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society is hosting its eighth annual Summer Whale Watch Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28, at Boiler Bay State Park in Depoe Bay. Read more

Lincoln City’s Connie Hansen Garden will hold its Summer Plant Sale this Saturday, July 20, offering a choice selection of perennials at affordable prices, especially suited to the coastal climate. Read more

If you’ve ever dreamed of covering the entire Oregon Coast on foot, or simply like a good coastal day hike, Trail Keepers of Oregon is helping improve the experience on the Oregon Coast Trail. Currently, 164 miles of the 425-mile trek follow roadways, mostly along the shoulder of Highway 101. Read more

Lincoln City will be sizzling this Saturday, July 13, as the Beach, Bacon and Brewfest returns for a fifth year of decadent delights at Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Read more

The 10th Annual Pacific City Beach Challenge is set for Sunday, Aug. 4, at Cape Kiwanda State Park, with proceeds benefiting the Nestucca Valley Early Learning Center. Read more

The Audubon Society of Lincoln City will be heading south this Saturday, July 13, to tackle the Alder Island Loop Trail in the Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Read more

The Audubon Society of Lincoln City is inviting ambitious walkers to join in its most difficult, and often most rewarding, bird walk of the year this Saturday, Aug. 10 — tackling The Knoll at the north end of Lincoln City. Read more