November 1, 2019, in Bandon:
Interactive engagement workshop with the Oregon Coastal Management Program staff scheduled
The Oregon Coastal Management Program (OCMP) wants to hear from you. RSVP below so we can plan accordingly.
OCMP, a division of Oregon’s Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD), is undergoing strategic planning that will guide the program’s work over the next five years. As part of this enhancement process, OCMP is charged with addressing and therefore is seeking feedback on the following 9 categories in addition to other issues that arise through the public engagement: Wetlands, Coastal Hazards, Public Access, Marine Debris, Cumulative and Secondary Impacts, Special Area Management Planning, Ocean and Great Lakes Resources, Energy and Government Facility Siting, and Aquaculture.
In order to capture the full breadth of current and emerging issues facing the Oregon Coast, the OCMP is soliciting feedback through a variety of engagement activities, including two interactive engagement workshops to discuss coastal issues impacting Oregon. This process will directly inform the OCMP’s strategies for program enhancement and its next Strategic Plan. If you wish to attend, please RSVP through the link below.
SEA’s Annual Meeting at Sprague Room in Bandon Library November 2, 10AM to Noon
Summer-long Coastal Wildlife Interpretive Programs
During SEA’s summer season, wildlife interpreters provide on-site education at Simpson Reef and Coquille Point or Face Rock on weekends. SEA wildlife interpreters are well informed about the area’s marine life, providing visitors with up close viewing of our fascinating wildlife through spotting scopes they have set up. They can also share information about the natural history of the region and a wide range of interesting places along the southern Oregon coast. Please go to our Visitor Information page for dates and times our viewing stations are open.Inter-tidal walks and presentations to school and civic groups are also offered with advance notice and by request. Over 22,000 visitor contacts each year keep our interpreters busy. Please contact our Wildlife Interpreter Coordinator or our office for additional information to help you make your visit to the Southern Oregon Coast a truly unique experience.
US Fish and Wildlife Service volunteers also staff Coquille Point and Simpson Reef throughout the summer. At Coquille Point in Bandon, when tides are high, they set up scopes on the point. When tides are low – especially when there are negative tides – they will be on the beach in front of Elephant Rock leading tidepool walks and protecting nesting birds and harbor seals. Once the schedule has been determined for the 2019 Summer, you will find it here.