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Listening to the Land

Winter is a blustery season on Oregon’s North Coast, bringing us some of the most dynamic and fascinating moments in the life cycle of the coastal landscape. Rain or shine, our curiosity about the natural world around us remains strong.

From January through May, the Necanicum Watershed Council partners with the North Coast Land Conservancy to present a natural history series to suit the season. Join us at 6:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month at the Seaside Public Library as we explore a variety of thought-provoking topics, from foraging for edible local mushrooms to restoration economics.

The lecture series is free and open to the public. For more information about the programs check back here often, or contact Melyssa Graeper at (503) 717-1458.

 Necanicum Bird Discovery Day

Necanicum Bird Discovery Day is our annual fundraising event, primarily focused on youth and celebrating the birds of our community. Held the first Saturday of March at the Bob Chisholm Community Center, “Bird Day” offers many activities for kids of all ages. Guided bird walks are offered in the morning, followed by bird house building and reusable canvas bag decorating. The Wildlife Center of the North Coast share their educational birds, and we’re often also blessed with a presentation by local naturalists or wildlife photographers. We also have a very popular raffle of items donated by businesses of our community, as well as a silent auction of decorated bird houses. This event is not to be missed!