The Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library will host Charlie Plybon from the Friends of Cape Falcon for a “Life on the Rocks Habitats: Oregon’s Rocky Shore” as part of the World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series 2019-2020 at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11.

Come learn about the importance of rocky shore ecosystems, unique habitat adaptations of the fascinating organisms that live there, and historical protections for these areas. You will also learn about Oregon's current process to update the state's special rocky habitat designations, during which the public will have the opportunity to make proposals and recommendations for special management areas like the marine garden at Haystack Rock.

Plybon is Oregon Policy Manager for Surfrider Foundation and Chair of the working group responsible for drafting the update. He will be joined by Department of Land Conservation and Development staff working on the update process.

Upcoming talks:

January 8th Patrick Cocoran, Title: Envisioning the Coast of the Future

February 12 Colleen Weiler, Title: Orcas of the Oregon Coast

March 11th Dr. Debbie Duffield Title: Current Trends of Marine Mammals Along the Oregon Coast

April 8th Janet Essley, Title: Tidal Flats, Victorian Prudes, and Going to the Moon: what we can learn from Sandpipers

May 13th Katie Volke North Coast Land Conservancy, Title: A Rainforest Reserve


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