Siuslaw Chapter

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September 28, 2016

Snowy Plover Presentation – October 19th

Join us on Wednesday, October 19th @ 6:30pm for a presentation by Dan Elbert from US Department of Fish and Wildlife on the Western Snowy Plover.


Shorebirds have captured our imagination for thousands of years.  This presentation explores our cultural and natural relationships with one particular shorebird, emblematic of the Oregon coast, the snowy plover.  Discover the plight of the plover and the efforts that have been invested for more than 20 years to stabilize the population and recover this marvelous little bird.


Located at:

Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians – Office

3757 Hwy 101, Florence, OR 97439


Dan Elbert’s Bio:

  • Worked for USFWS as a Fish and Wildlife Biologist in the Ecological Services Program since 2010.  Began at the East Lansing Field Office, in Michigan working on the federally endangered Kirtland’s warbler recovery program. Has been at the Newport Field Office for the past 3 years coordinating snowy plover recovery efforts for Oregon and Washington.  
  • Prior to the working for USFWS, Dan served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco. 
  • M.S. in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, research focused on grassland bird behavior and habitat selection.
  • BA in Biology from Colgate University.

Hope to see you there!

August 13, 2015

Cape Perpetua Volunteer Appreciation – September 4th!

Come for a fun, free and informal gathering to socialize, tell stories about your volunteer efforts, meet new and old volunteers, and enjoy some fresh local fish, finger food and beverages! This appreciation event is a celebration of the accomplishments of volunteer citizen science projects, docents and interpretive staff within Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve area. September 4th, 4:30-7:30pm, Yachats Commons Pavilion –
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October 13, 2014

2014 Fall Siuslaw River Cleanup

Come join us this  Saturday for our Siuslaw Chapter Fall River and Estuary Cleanup! Come get a little dirty and help us care for our beautiful river. You can pickup cleanup supplies at Bridgeport Market in Florence, The Caffination Station in Mapleton and at the Deadwood Market. There is a potluck afterwards so bring a little something to throw on the BBQ. El Flowious will be cranking out the tunes, so don’t forget to pack your dancing shoes too! Come on out and show us some love!

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50th anniversary screening of The Endless Summer
September 23, 2014

You’re invited to a Movie and Meal at Kenneth B Gallery

On October 7th, join us for good food and  great movie! The Siuslaw chapter of Surfrider will presenting the 50th anniversary screening of Bruce Brown’s “The Endless Summer.” The Kenneth B Gallery has graciously agreed to host this exciting event.
June 24, 2014

Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve Activities this Weekend!

Come learn about the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve this weekend and some of the activities you can get involved with at this special place! From Library presentations to field activities and hands-on citizen science, there’s a little something for everyone.
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