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Earth Day Celebrations on Oregon Coast
|Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock
(Cannon Beach) - Two different parts of the Oregon coast
will celebrate in different ways. One, in Cannon Beach, will have a very
real celebration of all things wild and earthy. The other celebration
is a sort of virtual one, where various entities throughout the state
embark on a major battle to combat what is known as “invasive species:”
tiny plants, creatures, diseases and small animals that have come from
elsewhere and have begun to harm Oregon’s ecology.
The Second Annual Earth, Wind and Sea Celebration takes
place in Cannon Beach on April 18, 19 and 20. Events happen all over town,
including presentations on ecologically sustainable lifestyles and energy
generating methods, booths on various Earth-orientated and nature subjects,
and wildlife viewing programs at local beaches and landmarks.
On Friday, the Gaylord Nelson Award Reception kicks things
off at 7 p.m. at the Surfsand Resort. Keynote Speaker is Doug Ray on “1-Year
Passive Solar Home Review.”
On Saturday, it all begins at 7 a.m., with the Haystack
Rock Awareness Program & Seabird Spotting at Haystack Rock. This goes
until 10 a.m.
From 8 to 9:30 a.m., the Song Bird Walk at Ecola State
Park program happens at the Indian Beach Parking Lot.
The Earth Day Parade takes place down Hemlock Street, starting
at 11 a.m.
A street fair goes from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the US
Bank Plaza, which includes the hot dog lunch. Street Fair participants
include Clatsop-Nehalem Confederate Tribes, Coastal Natural History Center,
Freeing the Earth from Plastic Bags, Friends of Haystack Rock, Life Boat
Academy, North Coast Watershed Association, Oregon Department of Energy,
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, River keepers, Seaside Aquarium,
Tillamook Bay Estuary Partnership, WOW - Western Oregon Waste and the
Wildlife Center of North Coast.
|Ecola State Park, Cannon Beach
From noon to 1 p.m., there’s the Kite Making Class
at the Surfsand Resort.
Ocean Lodge. There will not be another property built
like this in Cannon Beach in our lifetimes. Rare, premiere ocean
front location; handsome, dramatic architecture and tasteful, fun
(nostalgic) beach interiors. Overlooks Haystack Rock. 100 percent
smoke free. Imaginative special occasion packages. Massive wood
burning lobby fireplace. Library w/ fireplace, stocked with impressive
book collection. Pet and family friendly. Lavish continental buffet
breakfast. In-room fireplaces, mini-kitchens. Jacuzzi tubs in select
rooms. DVD players, complimentary movies. Morning paper. Warm cookies.
888-777-4047. 503-436-2241. 2864 Pacific Street. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
In the Coaster Theatre, Robin Hartmann makes the presentation
“Ecologic Effect Study of Wave Energy,” starting at 1:30 p.m.
Mike Patterson talks about “Birding for Beginners”
at the Coaster Theater at 3 p.m.
On Sunday, things begin quite early at Haystack Rock, with
the Haystack Rock Awareness Program & Seabird Spotting at 6:30 a.m.
8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., there’s the Walk Around the Wetlands and Pools
to Spot Songbirds & Wildlife. Meet at the Chamber for that event.
The Ecola Creek Forest Reserve Walk starts at noon. Meet
at the City Hall parking lot.
Call the Cannon Beach Chamber for more information, 503-436-2623
Earth Day – which happens April 22 – means
the kick off of an extensive program to attack invasive species around
the varied environments of Oregon. That day, at 8 p.m., is the premiere
of Oregon Public Broadcasting’s “The Silent Invasion,”
a one-hour documentary on invasive species created to raise public awareness
and encourage people take action in their own communities.
|Yaquina Bay, Newport, where invasive species threaten the eco-system
on April 22, two Web sites will launch to help the public take action
against invasive species.
The Silent Invasion companion site, www.opb.org/silentinvasion,
will provide extensive links and information on invasive species in Oregon
including a video archive of stories about invasives in Oregon.
SOLV is participating in the campaign by coordinating volunteer
weed pulls with over 10,000 Oregonians in 2008. Their web site, www.solv.org/programs/invasives.asp,
includes a statewide calendar of events for invasive vegetation removal
Other entities are involved in the attack on these
tiny invaders. The Oregon Invasive Species Council is also serving as
a clearinghouse for information and action to address invasive species
statewide. Web site: www.oregon.gov/OISC/.
Rockaway Beach. All rooms are immaculate and have TV’s, VCR’s
and in-room phones w/ data ports. Oceanfronts have queen bed, a
double hide-a-bed, kitchen, cozy firelog fireplace and private deck.
Both types sleep up to four people. Others are appointed for a two-person
romantic getaway, yet still perfect for those on a budget. Elaborate
oceanfront Jacuzzi suite has two bedrooms, kitchen, double hide-a-bed,
fireplace and private deck, sleeping as many as six. For family
reunions or large gatherings such as weddings, some rooms can connect
to create two-room and three-room suites. Some rooms pet friendly.
523 N. Pacific St., Rockaway Beach. (503) 355-2112 - 1-800-824-0938.
at Cannon Beach. Beautifully wooded natural setting at quiet south
end of Cannon Beach. Great during winter storms with a new book by
the fireplace – or when the sun is out for family fun and beach
strolling. Handsome beach cottage-style architecture. Lush flowering
gardens and naturalized courtyard pond. Warm, inviting guest rooms.
Continental buffet breakfast. Warm Cookies. Family and Pet Friendly.
Welcome gifts. Smoke-free. Complimentary Wireless Connectivity. Wine
and book signing events. 800-321-6304 or 503-436-9085. Hemlock At
Surfcrest, Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.atcannonbeach.com.
Sands Condominium Motel, Lincoln City. Free, fresh baked
cookie upon check-in is just the start. All rooms beachfront and
up against Lincoln City's most famous stretch of beach: the D River.
Each room comes as a suite or mini-suite, and has a kitchen and
balcony or patio. Some w/ gas fireplaces, while all have a DVD Players;
movies to rent come with free popcorn. Heated indoor pool, a spa,
and this fabulous beach is lit at night. Rooms sleep from two, four
to six - including a deluxe fireplace suite. Gift certificates orspecial
occasion packages. www.dsandsmotel.com.
171 S.W. Highway 101. 800-527-3925.
Cape Property Services.
Dozens of homes in that dreamy,
rugged stretch between Cannon Beach and Manzanita known as Arch
Cape. Oceanfront and ocean view , or just a short walk from the
All homes are immaculate and smoke free; some pet friendly (with
a fee). Some with broadband, indoor or outdoor hot tubs, fireplaces,
decks, and fire pits or barbecues. Call about tempting winter specials
that go until March (not valid holidays, however). www.archcaperentals.com
City Vacation Homes
Something for everyone: smaller homes
with a view to a large house that sleeps 15. All are either oceanfront
or just a few steps away – all with a low bank access and
fantastic views. Most are in the Nelscott area; one is close to
the casino. You’ll find a variety of goodies: fireplaces,
multiple bedrooms, dishwashers, Jacuzzis, washer/dryers, hot tubs,
cable TV, VCR, barbecues; there’s a loft in one, and another
sprawling home has two apartments. Pets allowed in some homes
– ask first. Each comes with complete kitchens. Most have
seventh night free. Prices range from winter $85 to summer $230
per night. www.getaway2thecoast.com.
At Spanish Head, Lincoln City. Lincoln City’s only resort
hotel built right on the beach with all oceanfront rooms - nestled
against a rugged cliffside overlooking a soft, sandy beach. Dine
in penthouse restaurant and bar, for casual meal or candlelight
dinner. An array of seafood specialties, juicy steaks and other
Northwest favorites, including decadent Sunday buffet. Rooms range
from bedrooms to studios to 1-bedroom suites with microwaves and
refrigerators to full kitchens. Also, wi-fi, spa, saunas, exercise
room and year-round heated swimming pool. Kids will love the game
room and easy beach access. Full-service conference/meeting rooms
for that inspirational retreat; extensive wedding possibilities.
4009 SW Highway 101, Lincoln City. 1-800-452-8127 or 541-996-2161.
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