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Lunch and launch, at Netarts Bay
Lunch and launch, at Netarts Bay

As summer winds down, the Friends of Netarts Bay still have several opportunities for people interested in exploring the area’s natural wonder.

On Saturday, Sept. 16, the group will lead its last Art of Growing Oysters tour of the season,...

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A chance to ’yak about birds
A chance to ’yak about birds

Lincoln City’s Audubon group will head out for its annual kayaking field trip this Sunday, Sept. 10, taking to the waters of the Little Nestucca River and the Nestucca Estuary.

The group will be kayaking through a portion of the Nestucca...

A full-scale salmon party
A full-scale salmon party

On Sunday, Sept. 10, the Westwind camp and wilderness area just north of Lincoln City will honor Oregon’s most iconic fish with “Welcome the Salmon Home,” a community event to celebrate the late summer and fall salmon...

A fin day for a run
A fin day for a run

Registration is now open for the inaugural Pelican Brewing Salmon Run, set to take place in Tillamook on Saturday, Sept. 23, offering 5- and 10-kilometer routes.

The timed race will start and finish at Pelican Brewery & Tap Room, with...

Weed like some help
Weed like some help

The Nature Conservancy is looking for volunteers to join a work party at Cascade Head Preserve just north of Lincoln City on Saturday, Sept. 9.

Volunteers will be gathering seeds from native grassland species for future conservation work, as...

Enjoy some natural cycles
Enjoy some natural cycles
Go with the ebb and flow on the Yaquina River Road
Phoning it in
Phoning it in

Citizen scientists are being invited to put their smartphones to use exploring the nooks and crannies of the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area in a Bioblitz this Saturday, Aug. 26.

Participants taking part in the Aquatic Corridor Survey will hike along...

Community pulls together
Community pulls together

Volunteers will descend on the oceanfront 804 Trail in Yachats this Saturday, Aug. 26, to help out at the ninth annual ivy pull, aimed at keeping the historic route clear of invasive species.

The event, organized by the Yachats Trails Committee,...

Lend a hand at the Head
Lend a hand at the Head

The Nature Conservancy is looking for volunteers to join a work party at Cascade Head Preserve just north of Lincoln City on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 26 and 27.

Volunteers will be gathering seeds from native grassland species for future...

Some post-eclipse trash talk
Some post-eclipse trash talk

With all that was going on in the sky this past Monday, it’s understandable that a couple of people might have forgotten to clear up their trash after viewing the Great American Eclipse from Lincoln City beaches.

So volunteers are taking...

Roll up, for workshops on Netarts Bay
Roll up, for workshops on Netarts Bay

Friends of Netarts Bay will showcase the beauty and unique ecosystem of the bay and its watershed in a pair of hands-on workshops this Saturday, Aug. 26.

From 9 am to 1 pm, instructor Mike Kelley will teach “Pottery on the Bay,”...

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Lunch and launch, at Netarts Bay

As summer winds down, the Friends of Netarts Bay still have several opportunities for people interested in exploring the area’s natural...

These colors do run

Looking for a way to brighten up your summer? Look no further. Color the Coast will return to Newport on Saturday, Sept. 16, offering a...

A full-scale salmon party
A fin day for a run
Enjoy some natural cycles

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A chance to ’yak about birds

Lincoln City’s Audubon group will head out for its annual kayaking field trip this Sunday, Sept. 10, taking to the waters of the Little...

Weed like some help

The Nature Conservancy is looking for volunteers to join a work party at Cascade Head Preserve just north of Lincoln City on Saturday, Sept.

Phoning it in
Community pulls together
Lend a hand at the Head