Join the Haystack Rock Awareness Program on the beach, daily, during low tide, now through the end of October. The program’s mission is to protect, through education, the intertidal and bird ecology of the Marine Garden and National Wildlife Refuge at Haystack Rock.

HRAP rocky shore environmental interpreters will be on the beach, weather permitting, during daily low tides to educate visitors at Haystack Rock about biodiversity found both on and around the rock. The free public education program changes as the seasons change with the arrival and departure of various animals to the area. The program offers bird scopes, an interactive visitor table with a microscope and many other fun and exciting educational opportunities.

HRAP offers both volunteer opportunities as well as field trip opportunities. Volunteers can register to volunteer online, through the city of Cannon Beach website, with education and volunteer coordinator and 15-year veteran Lisa Habecker. Teachers, instructors, or groups interested in a field trip or tour of the rock can register online through the city website.

For more information, contact program coordinator Melissa Keyser at 503-436-8060 or email



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