Local Experts to Share About Oregon’s Iconic Coastal Dunes

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Local Experts to Share About Oregon's Iconic Coastal Dunes

March 23 marks the 50th anniversary of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Join local experts at the Oregon Dunes Day Use Area on Saturday, April 2, from 10:00 AM to Noon to learn about this diverse and ever-changing landscape via a guided dunes walk. Experts include long-time Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area volunteer Dina Pavlis, Jesse Beers of the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw Indians, Oregon Dunes Restoration Collaborative’s Jamie Harrison, Siuslaw National Forest Restoration Botanist Armand Rebischke, and Jim Grano of the Siuslaw Watershed Council. Presenters will share the past, present, and future of the Oregon Dunes during an informative “walk and talk” on the dunes.

The site is approximately 11 miles south of Florence, a right turn off Highway 101 just beyond the 201 mile marker; The event is free and open to the public. We hope to offer free parking for attendees, but be prepared with a NW Forest Pass, Golden Age Pass or Oregon Coast Pass (or $5/vehicle) if we are unable to obtain parking passes.

The walk and talk is not wheelchair accessible. However, the first portion of the presentation is accessible by wheelchair. Information tables will also be available in accessible locations. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and dress for the weather. Participants for the hike must be able to walk on sand and uneven surfaces.

Questions? Contact the Siuslaw Watershed Council at 541-268-3044 or

Featured photo: Siuslaw National Forest Restoration Botanist Armand Rebischke leads a walk and talk on the Oregon Dunes. Photo by Dina Pavlis.