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Fall-Winter CoastWatch Events for Lincoln County

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For events in other areas along the coast please visit the CoastWatch website or contact Fawn Custer, CoastWatch volunteer coordinator, at (541) 270-0027 or by email at fawn@oregonshores.org,

November 11: CoastWatch Clinic and Citizen Science Training:
Gleneden Beach Community Center, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Our CoastWatch volunteer coordinator, Fawn Custer, invites one and all to join her for a session that will combine basic CoastWatch training with some specifics on our citizen science projects, including the King Tide photography project (the second round of which starts Dec. 3). The event, free and open to all. Weather permitting there will also be a guided beach walk.

November 16: Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium 2017:
Yachats Commons Building, 441 U.S. 101, Yachats, Oregon. 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
As every year, this is an opportunity to learn about the scientific research and conservation activities taking place in the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve and the surrounding lands onshore. Keynote speaker will be oceanographer William Pearcy of Oregon State University, sharing the results of his research and discussing the significance of Heceta Bank offshore.

December 3 to 5: King Tides Monitoring on the Oregon Coast:
The second round of the 2017-2018 King Tide Project, through which volunteer photographers document the highest tides of the year, takes place December 3-5. (The final round is set for January 2-4, 2018.) The project reveals areas currently prone to flooding, but more important, gives us a preview of the coast in coming decades as sea level rises due to climate change. Check your local tide tables for exact times.

December 5: King Tide Gathering with Meg Reed:
Carl’s Coffee, Nye Beach, 715 NW Beach Drive, Newport. 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Meg Reed, Coastal Shores Specialist with the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) will be getting together with participants on the final day of the tide series in Newport. Wander in any time between 11:00 a.m. and noon to enjoy coffee, tea, and baked goods (no host), and map out locations to photograph the highest reach of the tides, taking place shortly thereafter. You can then head out singly or with others.

December 16: King Tide Talk and CoastWatch Clinic:
Beverly Beach State Park, Newport, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. CoastWatch volunteer coordinator, Fawn Custer, invites one and all to join her for a session that will combine basic CoastWatch training with some specifics on our King Tide citizen science project, as well as other citizen science efforts in which CoastWatch is involved. The session takes place in the meeting hall (“the yurt”) in the day use area at Beverly Beach State Park north of Newport, between Yaquina Head and Otter Rock. Depending on weather, a beach walk may follow.

January 1 to 4, 2018: King Tides:
The third round of the 2017-2018 King Tide Project, through which volunteer photographers document the highest tides of the year. The project reveals areas currently prone to flooding, but more important, gives us a preview of the coast in coming decades as sea level rises due to climate change. Check your local tide tables for exact times.

January 19, 2018: King Tides Wrap-Up Party:
Rogue Brewery, Newport. Begins at 5:30 p.m. Appetizers, raffle and guest speakers.

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