Sharing the Coast Conference 2017
From  Fri, March 03, 2017
To  Sun, March 05, 2017
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Oregon Shores member (add a membership below if needed)  $10.00 $1.54
CoastWatchers who are not members of Oregon Shores  $15.00 $1.81
General Public  $25.00 $2.37
Add an Individual Membership in Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition  $35.00 $0.00
Add a Family Membership in Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition  $50.00 $0.00
Total:  $0  
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The annual Sharing the Coast Conference provides a cornucopia of information relating to observing the shoreline and participating in various citizen science projects on the coast.  It takes place this year March 3-5 in Waldport, centered on a full day of activities on Saturday, March 4, at Waldport High School (3000 S. Crestline Dr.).  Friday evening's keynote speaker, marine mammalogist Leigh Torres, speaks at 7 p.m. at the Waldport Community Center (265 Hemlock St.).

Doors open on Saturday at 8:30 a.m., with talks getting started at 9 a.m.  The day will consist of a series of talks focused on different aspects of shoreline monitoring and citizen science.  Subjects will include creatures that wash up in the driftline (such as sharks, squid and sea turtles); citizen engagement with estuaries; sea level rise and the King Tide Project; an overview of citizen science projects and a how-to tutorial on getting involved; and much more.  On Saturday evening, we’ll celebrate with food, drink, company and, of course, our traditional coastal trivia competition.  On Sunday, you will be able to attend a training for the beached bird survey or participate in field trips to the outer coast shoreline and the shore of Alsea Bay, unless weather is too prohibitive.

Suggested cost is $10 for Oregon Shores members, $15 for other CoastWatchers, and $25 for members of the public.  Those who join Oregon Shores when registering can take the discount on the conference fee.  However, we want to make this learning opportunity available to all; if the suggested cost is a barrier, then pay whatever you can, but in any case feel welcome to attend.  Snacks and drinks provided; lunch is on your own.

More details about the schedule are coming soon, but for now, mark your calendars and plan to join us.  For information, contact Fawn Custer, CoastWatch volunteer coordinator, at (541) 270-0027,
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