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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

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

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

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

The Lincoln City Audubon Society will be looking for everything from wrens to raptors when it tackles a birding walk to Hostetler Park and Devils Lake State Park this Friday, March 8. Read more

While looking for places to run with adoptable dogs from the Lincoln County Animal Shelter, I happened upon portions of a through-hike that I hadn’t even known was there, but is now something I treasure. Read more

As any cyclist knows, a long ride gives you time to think. On a good day you might solve a problem you’ve been mulling or come up with a cool new idea, but most of the time if you’re riding on roads you’ll be thinking about potholes, the closeness of cars, and how not to take a spill on a st… Read more

The fruits of a healthy estuary will be cause for celebration when the Tillamook Estuaries Partnership holds its annual Bounty on the Bay event on Saturday, Feb. 23. Read more

Activists will take to the streets amid a carnival atmosphere this Saturday, Jan. 19, for the third annual Lincoln County Women’s March. Read more

The Audubon Society of Lincoln City will be heading north to Nestucca Wildlife Refuge this Saturday, April 13, and is inviting everyone to come along. Read more

The Audubon Society of Lincoln City birders will lead a free birding clinic at Siletz Bay and Cutler City this Friday, Jan. 18, offering the chance to spot wintering waterfowl, shorebirds and more. Read more

There is still time to register for one of Oregon’s most madcap scavenger hunts, which will take over the streets of Newport from Thursday, Jan. 24, through Sunday, Jan. 27. Read more

The secrets of growing clematis on the coast will be revealed this Saturday, March 23, in a presentation from lifelong gardener Linda Beutler at Manzanita’s Hoffman Center for the Arts. Read more

Even on freezing cold days, I think jumping into oceans or lakes is a ton of fun. But, like sleeping outdoors without a tent, running in the rain and letting dogs I’ve just met kiss me on the lips, most of what I do doesn’t come highly recommended. Read more

Think your New Year’s resolution is challenging? About 20,000 Gray whales might have you beat. Read more

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

The Audubon Society of Lincoln City will head south this Saturday, Dec. 1, for a bird watching clinic at the Salishan Nature Trail, offering views of Siletz Bay and ocean beaches. Read more

The tree is trimmed, the cookies are baked and hot cocoa is brewing by the gallon in preparation for the Lincoln City Tree Lighting Party and Christmas Market, which returns this Thanksgiving Weekend. Read more

December will offer three chances to craft a holiday wreath using materials gathered from the Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge, with workshops on offer in Lincoln City as well as at the refuge itself. Read more

Fresh Christmas trees will be on sale at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Newport this holiday season as a fund-raiser for the Prime Cuts Ranchers 4-H Club, Surfriders 4-H Club and 4-H Market Auction Youth. Read more

There’s nothing so unusual about visitors to the Oregon Coast falling in love with the seafood and never wanting to leave. But when those visitors are the size of a school bus, it’s time to get a zoologist involved. Read more

The Audubon Society of Lincoln City will offer birders the chance to wet their beaks with an excursion along the Salmon River Estuary this Saturday, Nov. 10. Read more

Registration is now open for the 2019 Lincoln County Master Gardener training, which allows participants to learn about the art and science of gardening and to share their newfound knowledge with others. Read more

Easy-to-reach birding sites are on the agenda for the Saturday, Oct. 27, outing from the Audubon Society of Lincoln City, which will be tackling the Head to Bay Boardwalk and Friends of Wildwood Trails. Read more

Birds of a feather will flock together this weekend, as the Audubon Society of Lincoln City offers a pair of excursions in search of everything from wintering waterfowl to peregrine falcons. Read more

A world of hardy heathers will unfold before gardeners and plant lovers alike this Wednesday, Oct. 17, when the Seal Rock Garden Club hosts a presentation from Ella May Wulff. Read more

Neskowin Valley School will hold its 36th Annual Harvest Festival this Saturday, Oct. 6, with food, games and artisan crafts all on offer against a backdrop of live music from eight bands throughout the day. Read more

Professional and amateur kite fliers will celebrate “The Year of the Kite” this weekend in Lincoln City as the 2018 Annual Fall Kite Festival gets underway. Read more