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Programs at Cape Perpetua and Oregon Dunes, May 12 and 13

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The U.S. Forest Service at Cape Perpetua and the Oregon Dunes offers these exciting outdoor experience on Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13, 2018. Use the contact information at the bottom of the page if you need additional information.

Migratory Bird Day BioBlitz

Saturday, May 12th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Cape Perpetua Visitor Center

Come bird watch with us as we celebrate the World Migratory Bird Day and work to identify migratory bird species in the Cape Perpetua region. Your participation will help in our efforts to catalogue and track the variety of migratory birds along the Oregon coastline. Participants will meet at the Forest Service Visitor Center at Cape Perpetua for the first leg of this event. After an hour of observations, participants will be encouraged to follow experts to one of three other locations in the Cape Perpetua Region to continue carrying out the BioBlitz survey. Bring your raincoat, spotting scope or binoculars, water and snacks.

For more information: Tara Dubois, Cape Perpetua Communications Coordinator
(503) 828-7473 or by email at capeperpetuacommunications@gmail.com

LCC Presents: Dinner on the Wild Side!

Saturday, May 12, 2018, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Lane Community College, Florence Center

Bring your friends or that special someone and come out to Lane Community College, Florence Center, for a fun and scrumptious Saturday night! Smokin Pops Carolina Bar-B-Que will be on-site serving a delicious and delectable offering of savory BBQ. Grab your grub and bring it inside to enjoy as author, U.S. Forest Service volunteer ranger, and awesome steward of the Oregon dunes, Dina Pavlis, presents an engaging and informative presentation: “Wildlife of the Oregon Dunes.” Dina has been a volunteer ranger and interpretive guide with the U.S. Forest Service since 2003. She regularly provides talks, guided hikes and new ranger training for the U.S. Forest Service and educational programs for the Oregon Dunes Restoration Collaborative. Dina’s talks are always lively and full of great information. This event is free and open to the public (attendees purchase their own BBQ and beverage).

Guided “Tracking” Hike on the Oregon Dunes.

Sunday, May 13, 2018, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Oregon Dunes Day Use Area

U.S. Forest Service Field Rangers will be at the Oregon Dunes Day Use Area with interactive displays on hand. They will take visitors out on a tracking hike to learn firsthand about the tracks you see in the sand while hiking on dunes. The hike will include information about different habitats found throughout the dunes and the animals that call these places home.

The May 13 event is free and open to the public, but a Northwest Forest Pass, Oregon Coast Passport, Federal Recreation Pass, or $5 day-use fee is required at the
Oregon Dunes Day Use Area . The day use area is located at Mile Marker 201 (approximately 12 miles south of Florence).

For more information: About directions, passes or parking, please contact the Oregon Dunes Visitor Center at (541) 271-6000.

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