Archive for November, 2017

  1. Oregon King Tides Photo Project Gains Momentum

    Posted by OCVA / November 30, 2017

    Flooded golf courses, damaged roads and swamped playgrounds are common sites along some low-lying areas of the Coast during major winter storm events. For scientists studying sea level rise, winter storms help shed light on the risks that many coastal communities will face in the future. But coastal winter storms aren’t the only events that interest scientists studying the impacts of climate change. King tides,…

  2. Coquille River Water Trail Presents a Wave of Opportunity

    Posted by OCVA / November 30, 2017

    Kayaking through the Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge is a unique opportunity to experience nature at work. The refuge protects the largest remaining tidal salt marsh within the Coquille River estuary. Located near the mouth of the Coquille River, its shallow open waters, salt marsh, mudflats, sandy beaches, seagrass beds and sheltered channels form ribbons of waterways swarming with marine life. Every spring and fall,…

  3. Holiday Lights and other Don’t-Miss Winter Events on the Coast

    Posted by OCVA / November 30, 2017

    Holiday Lights at Shore Acres State Park Charleston, Nov. 23-Dec.31 Young or old, who isn’t enchanted by thousands of twinkling lights in the shape of animated orcas, leaping frogs, herons, seals and dozens of other creatures in an undersea garden? More than 50,000 visitors flock to Oregon’s South Coast each year to see the Holiday Lights at Shore Acres State Park in Charleston, one of…

  4. Destination Nye Beach

    Posted by OCVA / November 30, 2017

      Imagine settling in with your favorite book on the Oregon Coast, watching the waves roll in from your third-story room. This isn’t just any cozy nook — the J.K. Rowling room at the Sylvia Beach Hotel is made for Harry Potter fans, complete with velvety drapes, Gryffindor scarf, sorting hat, plush Hedwig owl to cuddle and the whole magical book series in your personal…

  5. Winter Wine Tasting on the North Coast

    Posted by OCVA / November 30, 2017

      There’s nothing like sipping wine on a damp, chilly day — the sea breeze in the air or a warm fire nipping at your toes. When you visit the North Coast this winter, where do you go to drink wine? Here’s our roundup of some favorite local spots:   Shallon Winery Astoria Have you ever tried cranberry wine or chocolate orange wine? Owner/winemaker Paul…

  6. Exploring Oregon's Coastal Waterfalls

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Vanessa Ball / November 2, 2017

    While the Columbia River Gorge holds an incredible number of gorgeous Instagrammable waterfalls, you’ll find less crowds and big views if you shun the herd and head toward the coast; what’s more, the Gorge continues to blaze from the persistent Eagle Creek fire and favorite waterfall trails are closed until Spring 2018, and the coast offers the perfect respite form the smoke and opportunity to still get outside and experience one of Oregon’s most renowned attractions.

  7. Sanderling: A Winter Migration Visitor

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Vanessa Ball / November 1, 2017

    This article is provided courtesy of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.