Fourth Annual Summer Whale Watch Weekend - July 25 & 26, Depoe Bay
Members of the Oregon Chapter ACS will be at Boiler Bay State Park, to help visitors watch whales and other types of coastal wildlife and provide information on whales, dolphins and porpoises and their habitats.
Come join these experts on July 25th and 26st, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a bit of eco-friendly family fun. The event is free to the public. (For more information about this event contact Joy Primrose, ACS OR Chapter President at 541-517-8754 or [email protected]. For more information on the American Cetacean Society visit www.acsonline.org.)
Also, International Save the Vaquita Day is Saturday, July 11, 2015. The ACS Oregon Chapter will be bringing attention to the plight of the Vaquita with a booth at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. The Vaquita, a small porpoise, is the world's most endangered marine mammal. Please stop by our booth to learn about the Vaquita. Contact Joy Primrose, ACS Oregon Chapter President at [email protected] or (541) 517-8754 for more information.
Marine Reserve Photo Contest Launches
“The Sea That Feeds Us”
Do you like walking on the beach, watching seabirds, or just enjoying the views of the Oregon coast? You can share how you connect with Oregon’s marine reserves and special places by submitting a photo to “The Sea That Feeds Us,” a photo contest hosted by the Oregon Marine Reserves Partnership and Oviewfinder.
The contest, which launched in May and ends October 15, 2015, is a great way for anyone to share their connection with Oregon’s five marine reserves and nine protected areas by submitting a photo online.
“Oregon’s marine reserves mean many things to people, so we created this photo contest to give Oregonians an opportunity to share how they connect with these special places,” said OMRP co-chair Pete Stauffer. “Anyone can take a picture to convey their connection with our marine reserves.”
The five marine reserves are Cape Falcon, Cascade Head, Otter Rock, Cape Perpetua, and Redfish Rocks. The three categories of photo submissions include landscapes, people, and fish and wildlife, and prizes will be awarded in all three categories.
"The prizes we will be awarding will foster connection with Oregon’s coast and marine reserves. Examples include free kayak and boat tours, tickets to the Oregon aquarium, and free lodging at a coastal hotel,” said Stauffer.
As part of the photo contest, the OMRP is sponsoring photo workshops by professional photographer Jason Waicunas of Oviewfinder. The workshops will be hosted at four of Oregon’s marine reserves, and will give people the opportunity to photograph crashing waves, tide pools, wildlife, people recreating, and coastal landscapes. Class #1 will be at Cape Perpetua, on Saturday, July 11th (Free) & Sunday, July 12th ($99); Class #2 will be at Redfish Rocks & Battle Rock in Port Orford on Monday, July 13th (Free) & Tuesday, July 14th ($99); Class #3 will be held at Cascade Head & Roads End Beach, Lincoln City, on Saturday, Aug. 15th (Free) & Sunday, Aug. 16th ($99); class #4 will be held at Cape Falcon & Short Sands Beach on Saturday, Sept. 26th (Free) & Sunday, Sept. 27th ($99). For more information visit www.oviewfinder.com/photography-classes-tours.
Join in the fun and share your connection with Oregon’s marine reserves by submitting a photo to Oregon’s first marine reserve photo contest. Prizes will be awarded in October.