Public Invited to Shoreline Explorations with Noted Expert

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The CoastWatch program of the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition is offering two August field trips with coastal ecologist Stewart Schultz, author of The Northwest Coast: A Natural History. The events are free and open to all and will last two – three hours.

The first of these shoreline natural history-oriented walks takes place on Friday, Aug. 12, beginning at 8 a.m., at Manhattan Beach State Recreation Site (just north of Rockaway Beach). This beachwalk will focus on the ecology of sandy beaches, from the low-tide zone to the high beach.

The other is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 14, 7:30 a.m., at Oswald West State Park. This field experience will be devoted to the rocky intertidal shoreline.

For details on where to park, meeting place and to register, go to, or contact Jesse Jones, CoastWatch Volunteer Coordinator, at (503) 989-7244,

CoastWatch is a volunteer program through which individuals, families, and groups adopt mile-long segments of the Oregon shoreline and keep watch for both natural changes and human impacts.