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|Across the river you'll find the dunes of
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(Florence, Oregon) - Coast lovers of all ages are will
get to see a familiar stretch of shoreline in a whole new way on Saturday,
June 7, when Oregon State Parks and the CoastWatch sponsor a special celebration
at the North Jetty parking area in Florence.
The occasion is State Parks Day. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
State Parks and CoastWatch will join forces to provide guided walks, games,
activities and informational tables that are fun, family-friendly and
free. All of the public is welcome.
Among the naturalists who will lead walks are well-known
natural history educator Marty Giles; Vicki Osis, a retired professor
of marine education at the Hatfield Marine Science Center; bird expert
Laimons Osis; Honeyman State Park interpreter Grant Christensen; and Gene
Williamson, retired teacher and marine educator. Giles, Vicki Osis and
Williamson are all active in the CoastWatch program. (CoastWatch is a
program of the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition.)
walks will leave from the parking lot every half-hour.
“We hope to give people a sense of how much there
is to know about any stretch of shoreline,” says Liz Cosko, a member
of the Lane County CoastWatch group working on the event. “The North
Jetty area is pretty familiar to people who live in or visit Florence,
but we hope to provide a wealth of new information about the things you
find on the beach, the creatures that live in the rocks of the jetty,
the plants and animals of the dunes, the shorebirds—we will have
guides who can explain all of that.”
|The beaches of Florence
The celebration will also include activities for children
and families, including games, sand sculpture, face painting, and wildlife
mask making. A small snack will also be provided.
In addition, the event will feature table displays, ranging
from samples of things you might find on the shoreline and types of wildlife
that makes their home on the beach, to a watershed model, to information
about CoastWatch, State Parks, marine reserves and other matters.
delighted to be able to continue our very productive partnership with
CoastWatch,” says Grant Christensen, interpreter at Honeyman State
Park, who has coordinated State Parks’ sponsorship of the event.
Honeyman and CoastWatch have already collaborated on one successful event
earlier this year. “By working with CoastWatch, we can connect State
Parks’ stewardship responsibilities with CoastWatch’s large
volunteer network, and together we can do far more to educate the public
about their shoreline resources.”
The Siuslaw River North Jetty property is managed by the
Honeyman state park management unit. CoastWatch plans to work closely
with State Parks to keep watch over the area and involve citizens in decisions
about its protection and management.
|Lakes and dunes of Florence
“We’re working to build a bridge between Honeyman
State Park management and CoastWatch,” says Grant Christensen. “This
State Parks Day event will provide an educational link to understanding
coastal wildlife, geology, and ecology, and will help all of us become
better stewards of the shoreline.”
For more information about the State Parks Day event June
7 at the North Jetty, contact Grant Christensen, (541) 997-3325, firstname.lastname@example.org,
or Liz Cosko, (541) 997-1119, email@example.com.
To learn more about CoastWatch, contact Phillip Johnson,
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