NCLC offers guided outings for the public

On the outing at Neacoxie Forest Habitat Reserve, Gearhart. Photo of North Coast Land Conservancy.

North Coast Land Conservancy is offering a series of 20 guided outings to the public beginning in early June and continuing through September.

Most outings take place between Warrenton and Manzanita, plus one north of Pacific City and another south of Depoe Bay. They include two wildflower walks — on a seashore cliff and in a rare type of coastal wetland — and a foraging expedition seeking wild edibles. Two hikes at Oswald West State Park will explore the ecological connections between the shoreline and Cape Falcon Marine Reserve offshore. Birding and geology walks are planned at the National Park Service’s Yeon Property north of Gearhart, and a vigorous hike will lead participants up Boneyard Ridge on Tillamook Head.

Summer on the Land outings are led by expert staff and volunteer guides and most are two hours in length. All outings are free, but participants must sign up in advance to help NCLC keep groups small. This year registration is being staggered by month: registration for June events is open now, and registration for July events opens in the first week of June. Visit North Coast Land Conservancy’s website, NCLCtrust.org/on-the-land, for details or to register. Those who wish to be notified exactly when registration is starting for subsequent months may join the NCLC e-mail list via the website.

For more information on the conservancy, visit NCLCtrust.org.

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