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Strut Your MuttGet Ready to Strut Your Mutt - Lincoln City, June 20th

The annual Mutt Masters Dog Show and Olympics is back for another entertaining year! Dogs will take center stage in this annual "for fun" dog show and competition held Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at the former Taft Elementary School site, 1545 SE 50th St in Lincoln City.

Strut Your MuttRegistration begins at noon with the contests and shows beginning at 1pm. The registration fee is $5 per dog, per category – or $25 per dog for unlimited entries. A few of this year's categories include Tail Wag Champ, Unusual Pet Trick, Most Distinguished Elder, and Best Dressed. Spectators are more than welcome with a suggested $5 donation. Children ages 12 and under get in for free.

Strut Your MuttMutt Masters is always a fun event for the entire family. There will be booths with pet-related information, local animal welfare and pet service organizations, and food. In addition to the contests, there are fun doggie activities including a tennis ball dunk, doggie limbo, and a “confidence-style” agility course.

All proceeds will go to support the lifesaving work of the Lincoln County Animal Shelter. Donations of canned and dry pet food will also be collected for the Lincoln County Animal Shelter’s pet food bank.

For further information, contact the Lincoln County Animal Shelter at 541-265-6610 or visit http://www.oregoncoast.org/mutt-masters.

Catch Your Dinner, June 24, Lincoln City
Back by popular demand, the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau is hosting a series of free clamming clinics this summer. clamsClinics will be led by local expert and author of several books on the subjects Bill Lackner. Learn how to harvest fresh shellfish right off Siletz Bay in Lincoln City.
Lackner says that the best part of the clinics is educating kids on how to harvest clams. "Initially, the kids are a little intimidated and do not know what to expect, but by the time they finish, their confidence level goes through the roof. This is character building that will last a lifetime."

The first Clamming Clinic is Wednesday, June 24, 12 noon, beginning with a lecture at Driftwood Public Library located at 801 SW Hwy 101 on the second floor of City Hall. Lectures last approximately 45 minutes, followed by clam digging on Siletz Bay. Participants will need a five-gallon bucket, a pair of gloves, and a shellfish license. Clam bags and shovels will be available for purchase on site.
For more information on the Crabbing and Clamming Clinics, call 800-452-2151 or visit www.oregoncoast.org/crabbing-and-clamming-clinics/

Whale WatchingFourth 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.


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