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It was going to be a banner year for the Waldport Beachcomber Days festival. With a revitalized executive board and planning committee, this much-loved weekend event promised the fun, food, music and entertainment that has brought fans to this South Lincoln County location since 1957. Read more

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A town perched on the western edge of the continent, with a tavern operating since the time of the second world war and a fire truck more than half a century old and haunted by a restless spirit, is ripe for spine tingling stories. But the organizers of the “Haunted Taft: Ghost and Legends o… Read more

As the warmer weather moves in and the days get longer and brighter, the Explore Nature Series is hosting a fun line-up of events to get folks outside and enjoying the Tillamook Coast throughout June. Read more

Guided paddling tours of two coastal National Wildlife Refuges will be on offer free of charge throughout June and August courtesy of the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Read more

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The many ways to enjoy Newport’s working bayfront include buying fresh seafood off the docks, dining with a Yaquina Bay view, or taking selfies with stars made of wax. Now a local nonprofit is launching Newport Kayak Tours to give people a chance to see the bay from a different perspective, … Read more

The Nature Conservancy is looking for volunteers to lend a hand with trail work at Cascade Head Preserve just north of Lincoln City on Saturday, June 8. Read more

Free Fishing Weekend will return this Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2, with fun events on offer along the Oregon Coast for folks who want to get their line in the water. Read more

Registration is now open for the 11th annual Otter Rock n’ Roll Youth Surf and Beach Cleanup Challenge, which will return to the Oregon Coast on Saturday, June 15. Read more

It was 1936 when Depoe Bay fishermen Roy Bower and Jack Chambers died while attempting to rescue fellow fishermen on a troller that was foundering in a storm off the coast. In honor of Bower and Chambers, the community observed their heroism by taking fishing boats out into the bay and dropp… Read more

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The dappled sunlight that filters through the tall trees at the Salishan Resort has lately been alighting on some fascinating new structures that are likely making the resident birds scratch their tiny heads. Uneven walkways, upended oak barrels, swirling person-sized frames all suspended hi… Read more

The Port of Toledo’s trio of Teak Ladies will make a joint voyage along the Yaquina River this Saturday, May 25, sailing from Newport to Toledo. Read more

Cape Perpetua's popular “Walk with a Ranger” series will return this Monday, May 27, with retired chief park ranger Michael Noack leading hikes along easy-to-moderate trails at noon every Monday throughout the summer. Read more

The Audubon Society of Lincoln City is offering a birding double header this weekend, with guided excursions to Lincoln City on Friday, June 7, and Newport on Saturday, June 8. Read more

Between 1956 and 1980 a remote meadow sanctuary for silver spotted butterflies was also home to a bustling Air Force radar station. The Cold War mission of the 689th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron perched atop Mount Hebo was to scan the skies over the Pacific for Soviet bombers. If an… Read more

Rhododendrons in bloom and robins hopping in the yard are sure signs that farmers market season is on the way. After weathering the rainy season in the confines of the Lincoln County Commons, Newport Farmers Market will emerge into the sunshine this Saturday, May 11. Read more

Coastal conservationist Paul Engelmeyer will share details of a citizen science project when he addresses the Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society this Saturday, May 11. Read more

Registration is now open for the Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation’s golf tournament, which will take place on Saturday, June 1, at Chinook Winds Golf Course in Lincoln City. Read more

The Newport 60+ Adventure Van will head east to Alsea Falls this Saturday, May 4, offering an all-levels hike to two outstanding waterfalls. Read more

The Yachats Coastal Gems walking group will head to Toledo on Tuesday, May 7, to tackle the Ridge and River route, going up a bit and down a lot to explore most of this old lumber town. Read more

Last year, I went on a pleasant little bike ride while interviewing Mike Ripley, the race director of the Oregon Coast Gravel Epic, which will return to the Oregon Coast on Saturday, May 4, offering 37- and 60-mile options. Read more

The Siletz Watershed Council is looking for volunteers to help with its rescheduled cleanup of the Siletz River that will see helpers working in drift boats as well as walking the riverbanks on Saturday, May 11. Read more

The Newport Community Drum Circle will join forces with the Oregon Coast Community Forest Association this Saturday, April 20, to celebrate Earth Day at Big Creek Park and Newport’s new Forest Park. Read more

Tillamook’s newly completed Hoquarton Trail will be the scene of a community party this Saturday, May 4, as the City of Tillamook and community partners host a Waterfront Walk. Read more

The Nature Conservancy is looking for volunteers to help remove invasive blackberry at Cascade Head Preserve just north of Lincoln City on Saturday, May 4. Read more

Registration is now open for a “Birding Basics” adult education class taught by instructors from the Audubon Society of Lincoln City. Read more

The Audubon Society of Lincoln City will lead a birding field trip along the Friends of Wildwood Trail as part of its World Migratory Bird Day activities this Saturday, May 11. Read more

Newport’s Yaquina Birders and Naturalists will lead a guided walk to Brian Booth State Park this Saturday, April 20, offering the chance to spot shorebirds, waterbirds, songbirds and more. Read more

Agreat blue heron stands erect in the murky, ankle deep water of the saltwater marsh. The prehistoric-looking creature’s modified sixth cervical vertebra allows the bird to contort its neck into an S-shape, triggering its potent beak against any unfortunate frog or fish that crosses its path… Read more

There aren’t many people like Patrick Zweifel, which is probably a good thing, because the guy makes most of the rest of us look bad. Business owner, family man, race and running camp director and high school running coach are titles that best describe him, and also explain why, though he re… Read more

If you ever wished you could conjure delicious, fresh vegetables out of thin air, the Seal Rock Garden Club has the perfect presentation to share this Wednesday, April 17. Read more

As the days continue to get longer and the signs of spring start budding all along the Tillamook Coast, the Explore Nature Series is gearing up for another jam-packed season of guided hikes, walks and paddles. Read more

Rivers moving mountains will be the subject of the Thursday, April 11, Speaker Series from the Lower Nehalem Watershed Council, featuring special guest Dr. Stephen Lancaster. Read more

The Siletz Watershed Council is looking for volunteers to help with a Saturday, April 13, cleanup of the Siletz River that will see helpers working in drift boats as well as walking the riverbanks. Read more

Nehalem’s Alder Creek Farm is offering the chance to learn about predators and their habitats during a guided meadow walk this Saturday, March 30. Read more

The Newport 60+ Adventure Van will be heading north on Wednesday, April 24, for a day exploring the Tillamook Forest Center and Tillamook Cheese Factory. Read more

With Gray whales heading north to feed, Spring Whale Watch Week is back at the Oregon Coast. And guests at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center near Yachats will have the chance to take part in a variety of activities from Saturday, March 23, through Sunday, March 31. Read more

Volunteers will join together to clear the coast of litter and marine debris this Saturday, March 23, as SOLVE’s annual Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup gets underway. Read more

With March weather on the Oregon Coast often swinging from lion to lamb and back again multiple times a day, visitors will be relieved to find that whale watching does not necessarily mean standing outside for hours on end. Read more

Concrete pads sprang up like mushrooms. Next, metal baskets, about the size of a tall bush, were planted at each pad. Finally, like moss on the sides of trees, signs appeared giving directions, warnings to casual passersby and the answer to the question, “What’s going on here?” Read more

Can a gardener have too many plants? That’s a question the Seal Rock Garden Club aims to answer on Wednesday, March 20, when it hosts a free program on plant propagation. Read more

Newport’s Yaquina Birders and Naturalists will offer the chance to learn about birds both indoors and out this coming week, starting with a naturalist presentation on Thursday, March 21. Read more

The 10th annual Sharing the Coast Conference returns to Newport this weekend, bringing a cornucopia of coastal science, natural history, shoreline monitoring and environmental stewardship to the Hatfield Marine Science Center. Read more

The elk is out and the octopus is in as the logo for the Lincoln City Half Marathon and 10K, which returns this Sunday, March 3. But runners still have a pretty good chance of glimpsing at least one herd of elk along the course, which winds along a scenic country road just east of Lincoln City. Read more

Volunteers of all ages are invited to take part in the 11th Biennial Nehalem Estuary Cleanup this Saturday, March 9, clearing the estuary for the benefit of salmon, wildlife and the health of its surrounding communities. Read more

A quarter century of conservation will be cause for celebration this Saturday, Feb. 23, as the Tillamook Estuaries Partnership hosts Bounty of the Bays. Read more

The Lincoln County Small Woodlands Association will host its annual Native Tree Seedling Sale this Saturday, Feb. 23, in Newport. Read more