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Summer Solstice Salt Marsh Tour
June 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pmfree
Walk along the saltmarsh of Netarts Bay while learning about how plants survive in a salty world! Join Friends of Netarts Bay – Watershed, Estuary, Beach, and Sea (WEBS) for a FREE guided tour along the salt marsh at the southern end of Netarts Bay. Learn about the plants and animals that live in this unique habitat and the importance of this environment from the forest to the water’s edge. Learn about how plants survive in a salty world and explore the succession of vegetation from the bay to the dunes.
The tour includes an easy to moderate walk through muddy areas and trails covered by brush. It is best suited for participates 12 years and older comfortable with walking in these environments. Participants should wear long pants and closed toe shoes for this adventure.
This event is co-sponsored by Oregon State Parks and is part of the Explore Nature Tillamook Coast series of hikes, walks, paddles and outdoor adventures. Explore Nature events are hosted by a consortium of volunteer community and non-profit organizations, and are meaningful nature-based experiences highlight the unique beauty of Tillamook County and the work being done to preserve and conserve the area’s natural resources and natural resource-based economy.
Where: Netarts Bay area. Register for details.
Cost: There is no cost to attend this program. Tax-exempt donations to Netarts Bay WEBS to enable programs like this are encouraged, but not required.
Details: Class size is limited to 10 participants. Registration is required. Participants will need to provide their own transportation between locations and may need to purchase a day use permit at the state park. Please be prepared for dynamic coastal weather on the Oregon coast and wear sturdy closed toe shoes or boots (no flip flops please and expect your feet to get muddy). At times, the tour areas will have a moderate number of mosquitoes. WEBS requests that participants take appropriate precautions to ensure their comfort.