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A marsh against time

Published on November 7, 2017 11:58AM

Siletz Estuary • Photo by Roy Lowe

Siletz Estuary • Photo by Roy Lowe

A pair of upcoming events from Newport’s Yaquina Birders & Naturalists group will give an update on the impacts of sea level rise and offer the chance to view the raptors and waterbirds of South Beach.

On Thursday, Nov. 16, conservationist Fran Recht will give a presentation exploring the risks that sea level rise poses for the coast’s estuarine marshes

Recht is a resident of Depoe Bay and employed by the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. She is one of the founding board members of the MidCoast Watersheds Council and a leader in conservation efforts on the Oregon Coast.

The presentation will start at 7 pm at OSU Extension Lincoln County, 1211 SE Bay Blvd., Newport.

On Saturday, Nov. 18, Chuck Philo will lead a naturalist walk in South Beach, looking for wintering birds of prey along with many species of waterbirds including grebes, loons, great blue herons and a variety of ducks that make their home around Yaquina Bay.

The outing will run from 9 to 11 am, with walkers meeting at the flagpole in the parking lot of the Hatfield Marine Science Center at 2030 Marine Science Drive.

For more information, call 541-961-1307.

Hawk • Photo by Ram Papish

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