Volunteers sought for Rocky Shore Interpreters Haystack Rock Awareness Program

The City of Cannon Beach is seeking volunteers for the Rocky Shore Interpreters for the Haystack Rock Awareness Program. Volunteer positions are under the direction of the Program Coordinator, with assistance from the Volunteer Coordinator.


Natural resource interpretation to the public and visitor groups at Haystack Rock, including: sharing facts and trivia about the intertidal and bird life of Haystack Rock; answering visitor questions; promoting conservation and stewardship of the area; assisting staff and other volunteers of the program; engaging visitors who are participating in prohibited activities in a friendly and professional manner; and setting-up and breaking down the program. Volunteer Interpreters also assist with data collection and recording.


Interest and enthusiasm for the marine areas at Haystack Rock and working with the public. Training will be provided in the areas of intertidal species and nesting bird identification, ecology, program set-up and break down, proper species collection techniques, data collection and general communication skills. Young adults under the age of 16 must be attended with a guardian.


Volunteers may attend our training session and/or train on the beach with experienced staff and volunteers. Contact Kelsey Brown, Volunteer Coordinator, 503-436-8095 or [email protected]


2016 Volunteer Training Sessions: April 9th and June 11th at Cannon Beach City Hall, 163 E. Gower St, Cannon Beach. Please RSVP.

Training Sessions include:

Intro. to program

Plants and Geology

Bird ecology

Intertidal animals

Emergency preparedness

Additional material TBD


Lunch will be provided at each training.

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