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Celebrating Earth Day

Whether visiting, or if this is your home, Oregon boasts lush forests, towering mountain peaks, rugged, vast beaches, and all the seasons in one year. We love Oregon, and we love the peace and reset nature provides. So this Earth Day, let’s celebrate in the best way we know how.

Surf and Earth

Join this special earth day event put on by Zugh Life Surf Shop at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. A variety of surf brands, shapers, photographers, and artists will all congregate to celebrate Earth Day. Live music will be performed by Dylan Crawford and surf videos will be playing on the big screen. Enjoy Calle food truck or a snack from Salt while you’re there and stick around for the raffle! You might even walk away with a new surfboard. Non-surfers, new surfers, and experienced surfers are all welcome!

Cascade Head

Due to staffing and a variety of other reasons, trails on Cascade Head have been closed for quite some time. The good news is, we can all enjoy this world-class hike once again! Head to the top of Cascade Head through the lower trailhead and immerse yourself in the towering Sitka spruce trees until you make it out to the clearing with sweeping ocean views and a birds-eye view of the Salmon River Estuary. A perfect place for a picnic. What a lot of people don't know is that it's the only UNESCO Biosphere in Oregon and one of just a few on the West Coast. Cascade Head is protected and will remain a thriving place for nature and wildlife. UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in education, the sciences, and culture. Visit their website and find yourself more grateful for our staple headland than you were before. Take a walk through the woods, stare out at the sea from up above, and observe the wildlife - like the endangered silverspot butterfly or herds of elk

Two closure orders exist in the Cascade Head area: (1) Forest Road 1861 due to 2021 landslides until further notice and (2) a natural resource-related seasonal closure Jan. 1-July 15.

Oregon Spring Cleanup

The statewide Earth Day event this April, the Oregon Spring Cleanup, presented by Portland General Electric. As they have for over fifty years, they will be supporting the efforts of community leaders around the state who are motivated to take care of their special place in Oregon. Join this effort Saturday, April 23rd, 2022.

Trash on our beaches is ongoing - bring a bag with you next time you head to the beach and collect trash along the way. If we all work together, we'll make a difference.

Earth Day Floats

It wouldn't be Earth Day without a Finders Keepers Special Drop! April 22nd - 24th you may get lucky enough to stumble upon an Earth Day inspired float by some of our amazing artists. Don't forget to bring a bag and pick up some trash while you're out there! You can submit a photo and be entered into a monthly drawing for our Trash For Treasures program. Plus, it's Earth Day and we should be taking care of our amazing planet on this day, and every day in between.

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