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Discover Nature at the South Slough Reserve

Learn to harvest clams and crabs, paddle the estuary, search for birds, walk in the woods, volunteer outdoors, or introduce family members to the world of birds this summer through programs hosted by the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, located near Charleston.

Adults and children can participate in a variety of outdoor activities guided by the South Slough Reserve. Available programming for July includes:

Summer Birding at Millicoma Marsh—July 27, 10 a.m.-12 noon

The public is invited to enjoy great views of the bay and one of the best birding spots in Coos County.  Interpreter and binoculars provided. Attendees are encouraged to dress for the weather. Registered participants will meet in the parking lot directly behind Millicoma Middle School on 4th Ave, Coos Bay. The event is free; however, registration is required.

Tide of the Toddlers—July 30, 10-11 a.m.

Bring your little ones, ages 1 to 5, to discover the fascinating world of Birds, Beaks, & Feet.  We will read a story, do a fun craft, and hike a trail (weather permitting). This event is free; however, registration is required. This program has a maximum of twelve participants.

Introduction to Crabbing—July 30, 2-3:30 p.m.

Learn about the amazing life cycle of crabs, their importance to the local economy and the various techniques for harvesting this delectable Crustacean. Dress for the weather and meet at the Charleston Visitors Center. This event is free; however, registration is required.

Those interested in learning about future activities can sign up for South Slough Reserve’s newsletter or visit www.southsloughestuary.org.

Press release and images provided by the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve