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International Beaver Day
A presentation with Ben Goldfarb


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  • 01

    Ode to the Tides, OPENING RECEPTION, Seaside

    5:00 pm-7:00 pm
    Fairweather Gallery
    612 Broadway St, Seaside 97138

    June 1st Opening for Seaside Art WalkFairweather Gallery, Seaside OR

    Ode to the Tides will be available for viewing June 1st – 30th

    The Wetlands Conservancy and partners are sponsoring Ode to the Tides, a traveling art exhibit and sale in 2019 to highlight the beauty, ecological, and economic value of near-shore coastal habitats. The exhibit will focus on the plants, animals, and fish that live in estuaries and tide pools where fresh and salt water combine.  The goals of the exhibition are to celebrate the aesthetic and ecological significance of Oregon’s estuaries, tide pools and intertidal habitats, and build a diverse community of Oregonians and coastal visitors to promote protection and conservation for generations to come.

    Ode to the Tides will contain original art in a variety of media, created by Northwest artists, and will be displayed at seven venues on the Northern Oregon coast and Willamette Valley from May-December 2019. Ode to the Tides goals are to recognize the aesthetic and ecological significance Oregon’s estuaries, tide pools and intertidal habitats, to spark community and creative interdisciplinary engagement, promote conservation and enhance visitor experience and support of coastal resources and communities. In addition to the exhibition and sales of art to support coastal conservation, each venue will offer scientific programs, student led events, outdoor  and food experiences for visitors throughout the time the show.

  • 04

    Willamette Valley Wet Prairie Tour

    All day

    “It was hard to believe I had never seen a native wetland prairie in all my years in Oregon.  The many flowering plants and native grasses were beautiful and I learned a lot about the challenges of managing these areas and assuring diversity for not only plants but fish and wildlife too.” -Fran Recht


    Willamette Valley wet prairies are among the most endangered habitat types in the state of Oregon, and among the rarest of North America ecosystems. Come tour Evergreen Wetlands, approximately 1.5 miles south of Philomath with wetland banker Ray Fiori and TWC Executive Director, Esther Lev. Over the past 12 years Ray and Oregon Wetlands LLC have restored 175 acres of Willamette Valley wetlands, with significant prairie habitat.  Prior to restoration of the wetland, the site was in agricultural production.  Eleven years later, the site is dominated by native wetland plants, including some rare species, and turned the wetlands into a tapestry of color and texture.  Bring your binoculars, as the fauna is just as diverse as the flora. Today the restored rye grass field qualifies as an Oregon’s Greatest wetland.


    WHAT: All day tour includes transportation from Portland and lunch.

    WHEN: June 4th, 2019

    COST: $80 (minimum of 5, maximum of 14 people)


  • 08

    Celebrate World Ocean Day with TWC, WEBs, Shuck Portland

    8:30 am-3:30 pm

    Save the Date!!!!

    A continuation of Shuck Portland; a trip for oyster lovers to see where and how their favorite briny treats are grown

    WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:30 am–3:30 pm
    8:30 am Chartered bus leaves from Portland. Visit Flying Fish website to reserve a seat.

    WHO: Oyster, Estuary and Ocean Lovers

    WHAT: Explore tide pools and Netarts Bay and oyster habitat, visit the Whiskey Creek oyster hatchery and Jacobsen Saltworks. There will likely be some oyster slurping.

    WHERE: Netarts Bay