Stay Eat Events Weather Beaches

N. Oregon Coast's Nehalem Adds New Interpretive, Emergency Signs

Published 10/05/20 at 6:54 PM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

N. Oregon Coast's Nehalem Adds New Interpretive, Emergency Signs

Latest Coastal Lodging News Alerts
In Seaside:
Includes exclusive listings; major specials now that winter is here
In Cannon Beach:
Includes rentals not listed anywhere else
In Manzanita, Wheeler, Rockaway Beach:
major specials for winter
In Pacific City, Oceanside:
Winter's enticing specials now
In Lincoln City:
Major winter specials now
In Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach:
major specials this season
In Newport:
Look for many specials
In Waldport
New amenities offered; specials and tempting prices now
In Yachats, Florence
Big deals available; lodgings not listed anywhere else

(Nehalem, Oregon) – The sights around the Nehalem Bay village of Nehalem are getting a little easier to find and understand, thanks to new funding in this area of the north Oregon coast. A host of new signage is springing up, which also includes some emergency messages that can be broadcast if needed.

All over the town you’ll find newly installed interpretive boards, directionals, parking and gateway signs, all part of a county-wide master wayfinding plan developed in 2016 by Tillamook Coast Visitors Association (TCVA). The city of Nehalem’s plan was approved in 2019 and funded from the portion of county transient lodging tax managed by TCVA.

In downtown Nehalem are two interpretive signs, one about the Nehalem watershed and the other about living along a river. There is also a sign with a city map on one side, and a welcome to Nehalem greeting for visitors approaching from the river. A new city park sign includes the history of Native Peoples, and a parking sign at the corner of 7th and Highway 101 will have a tsunami route map on one side. Restroom signs have been added, and the Highway 101 southbound welcome sign has been remounted. As more wayfinding funding becomes available, the city plans additional signage.

At NCRD, there is a new facility entrance sign, directions to the performing arts center, and an interpretive board that tells of the commitment of the town to teach each child to swim.

Over the last 16 months, along the south Tillamook County area, other organizations have worked together with Tillamook County government officials to develop the tsunami wayfinding signage, with plans to extend the messaging from Neskowin to Winema.

The Nestucca Rural Fire Protection District (NRFPD) was approved for a sign that will provide emergency and community messages along Highway 101 near Cloverdale. The LED sign will let motorists know of emergencies such as road closures, landslides, flooding, fires and burning restrictions, but also local meetings, volunteer needs and events.

The reader boards are similar to the sign installed at Nehalem Bay Fire and Rescue.

Nan Devlin, director of Visit Tillamook Coast, said the wayfinding program is a top priority of the organization, and there are several community plans completed. Each plan takes a minimum of 18 months to get to the request-for-proposal stage.

“We involve community members along each step of development, getting their input and feedback on what’s important to them,” she said.

For more information on the county-wide and area wayfinding plans, go to tillamookcoast.com/wayfinding.

Hotels in Manzanita, Wheeler - Where to eat - Manzanita, Wheeler Maps and Virtual Tours







More About Oregon Coast hotels, lodging.....

More About Oregon Coast Restaurants, Dining.....

 

Oregon Coast event or adventure you can't miss

 



Coastal Spotlight


LATEST Related Oregon Coast Articles

Great Coastal Gale of '07 Tore Into Oregon Coast 15 Years Ago - Video
The storm changed parts of the region forever. History, Bandon, Coos Bay, Newport, Lincoln City, Manzanita, Cannon Beach, Seaside, Astoria
How Storms - Even Solar Storms - May Affect Whales on Oregon / Washington Coast
Why do they disappear? Does it disturb them at all? Marine sciences
Attending Seaside Aquarium This Month Helps Feed the Hungry on Oregon Coast -...
Patrons pay admission to the aquarium with two cans of food per person. Seaside events
Warm Sunsets to Raucous Oregon Coast Storms: Upclose at Cannon Beach's Schoon...
One of the major highlights is that beachfront lawn. Cannon Beach hotels, lodging reviews
Washington Coast Holidays Include Crab Pot Tree, Santa with Pirates, Music, Food
Holiday happs from Ilwaco up through Westport. Washington coast events
Famed Holiday Show Tradition Back on Oregon Coast, at Newport Performing Arts...
The Christmas Show! is finally back, Dec. 16 and 17. Newport events
Cyber Monday for Oregon Coast Too: Giving the Beach for Christmas
Give a night or two at the coast, or books, hoodies, T's. weather
Orcas Spotted Again on N. Oregon Coast - First Time This Pod Recorded Here
A pod of four were photographed on November 23. Marine sciences

Back to Oregon Coast

Contact Advertise on BeachConnection.net
All Content, unless otherwise attributed, copyright BeachConnection.net Unauthorized use or publication is not permitted

Oregon Coast Lodging
Rentals
Specials

Dining

Events Calendar

Oregon Coast Weather

Travel News

Search for Oregon Coast Subjects, Articles

Virtual Tours, Maps
Deep Details