Get to know the wonders of your local watersheds! The Tillamook Estuaries Partnership (TEP) is hosting their third “State of the Bays” celebration.
This two-day event starts out with an evening reception on Oct 9th, from 5 –7pm at the Officer’s Mess Hall at the Port of Tillamook Bay. TEP and partners will kick off the evening’s festivities discussing and sharing the work being done in Tillamook County’s estuaries and watersheds. This open house style event showcases many of TEP and partners’ projects and features information on local conservation projects, water quality issues, and the efforts to improve fisheries through habitat restoration. Light refreshments will be provided by Pacific Restaurant.
Saturday is filled with educational and fun outdoor field experiences highlighting real on-the-ground, in-process work supporting TEP’s mission. TEP staff and partners invite the public to join them on these outdoor tours exploring the pathways of wetland and woodlands, learning about the history and stewardship of these natural environments and habitats. There are seven field trips planned throughout the county and spaces are filling up fast– RSVPs are strongly recommended. Field trips are scheduled at varying times and locations throughout the County, please see our website for specific times and locations or for more detailed information on each tour. www.tbnep.org or call 503.322.2222
FIELD TRIPS-OCT 10, 2105
Southern Flow Corridor Site Tour – Tillamook Bay;
USFW Two Rivers Peninsula Site Tour – Nestucca Bay;
TEP’s Northwest Oregon Restoration Partnership & Backyard Planting Program Tour;
Kilchis Point Preserve Guided Tour – Tillamook Bay;
Neahkahnie Creek Restoration – Nehalem Bay;
Netarts Bay: WEBS Geology Tour;
Conservation in Action – Beltz Farm Tour – Sand Lake Estuary
Tillamook Estuaries Partnership: www.tbnep.org