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Conserving Our Land Beach Walk & “BioBliz”
July 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Explore a conservation corridor during this easy beach walk. The end of Neah-Kah-Nie Beach connects with Cape Falcon Marine Reserve & Lower Nehalem Community Trust‘s Peregrine Point, a protected lush green forest rising from the sand that extends the protected lands of Oswald West State Park. Lower Nehalem Watershed Council, Lower Nehalem Community Trust, Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, and the Oregon Coast Aquarium will be on hand to lead an educational walk exploring the connections between headwaters and our local seas. A morning low tide will leave tide pools full of life waiting to be discovered. The Oregon Coast Aquarium will be on hand to lead us in a fun intertidal BioBlitz (learn more below). Learn, enjoy the coastline, and help us build our understanding of what is living on the coastal edge.
* Registration required *
For more info, visit www.explorenaturetillamookcoast.com or call/email Cape Falcon Marine Reserve at (541).firstname.lastname@example.org
A BioBlitz is an intensive survey of a defined area on a single day with the goal of identifying all the species to be found in that area at one time. It is a snapshot of biodiversity. Come explore Oregon’s coastal waters while enjoying citizen science activities aimed at helping local scientists better catalog and monitor the species of the region!
To get involved download the iNaturalist app (https://www.inaturalist.org/). This is a useful tool (for those with smartphones) which enables any observer of the natural world, of any skill level, to contribute information to a vast national database. This is the method by which participants will contribute to the Bioblitz.
If you would like to learn more about the process, there is a free iNaturalist/Bioblitz training at Beverly Beach State Park on Friday, July 13 at 6:30 PM.
Learn more about other bioblitz event within Oregon’s Marine Reserves: http://aquarium.org/bioblitz/