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The Yachats Coastal Gems walking group will head to Depoe Bay this Tuesday, Feb. 4, to tackle the Three Loops by the Sea route. Read more

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Dive into the new year and start a run of good luck at the Newport Resolution Run & Polar Bear Plunge, a race that features 5k, 10k and half marathon distances and ends with a plunge into the Pacific. Read more

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Diving into cold water in the middle of winter might seem like a strange way to kick off a new year to some, but the fact that the number of organized events where people plunge together keeps growing, means it could actually be pretty fun. Read more

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Whether New Year’s Day is the first of many outdoor adventures or your one and only foray into the wilds before retreating under a blanket to wait out the winter — Oregon State Parks has you covered. Read more

Walkers will have the chance to start the New Year off on the right foot on Wednesday, Jan. 1, by joining the 10th Annual Yachats New Year’s Day Peace Hike. Read more

‘In every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.” — Iroquois Nation maxim Read more

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With the Winter Solstice upon us, brighter evenings are on the way. But if you need more light in your life right away, there’s only one place to go — 2642 NE Holmes Road in Lincoln City. Read more

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Do Gray whales ever get ‘hangry?’ Let’s hope not. That potent combination of peckish and peeved is tricky enough to handle in a moderate-sized human, let alone a 35-ton whale. Read more

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This fall US Coast Guard crew aboard the rescue vessel Victory lit up the lives of crew members aboard a stuck commercial fishing boat, stranded 116 miles west off the coast of Newport, when they towed it safely back to harbor. Barring any needs for rescue attempts on Saturday, Dec. 7, this … Read more

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Whether New Year’s Day is the first of many outdoor adventures or your one and only foray into the wilds before retreating under a blanket to wait out the winter — Oregon State Parks has you covered. Read more

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With the Winter Solstice upon us, brighter evenings are on the way. But if you need more light in your life right away, there’s only one place to go — 2642 NE Holmes Road in Lincoln City. Read more

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Do Gray whales ever get ‘hangry?’ Let’s hope not. That potent combination of peckish and peeved is tricky enough to handle in a moderate-sized human, let alone a 35-ton whale. Read more

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This fall US Coast Guard crew aboard the rescue vessel Victory lit up the lives of crew members aboard a stuck commercial fishing boat, stranded 116 miles west off the coast of Newport, when they towed it safely back to harbor. Barring any needs for rescue attempts on Saturday, Dec. 7, this … Read more

The Seal Rock Garden Club will hold its annual Christmas Greens and Gift Sale this Saturday, Dec. 7, offering a wide range of wreaths and centerpieces as well as small decorated trees. Read more

Santa hats with bells on the end were made to be jiggled, so put your festive chapeau through its paces at Lincoln City’s annual Jingle Bell 5K Jog, set for Saturday, Dec. 14. Read more

A wide range of native plants plus the knowledge needed to make them thrive will be on offer this weekend in Newport as the Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District hosts its annual Native Plant Sale. Read more

The Audubon Society of Lincoln City will be heading out for a walking and driving tour of Siletz Bay this Friday, Dec. 6, in search of wintering waterfowl as well as year-round residents. Read more

The MidCoast Watersheds Council is looking for volunteers to lend a hand with a restoration work party at Walker Creek near Waldport on Saturday, Dec. 14. Read more

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Lincoln City’s newly renovated Taft Dock will anchor 51st Street with “Deck the Dock,” a holiday light display from Monday, Dec. 2, through January 5. Read more

Toledo will be the site of the final walk of 2019 for the Yachats-based coastal gems walking group, with an outing to the Toledo Ridge & River route this Tuesday, Dec. 3. Read more

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If the thought of entering a crowded store this Black Friday brings you out in a cold sweat, there are plenty of good excuses to spend the day outside instead — with free fishing throughout the state on Friday and Saturday; and a Green Friday cleanup in Lincoln City. Read more

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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

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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