The South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (South Slough NERR) in Charleston Oregon, is one of our most valuable natural attractions here on Oregon’s South Coast. This 5,000 acre natural area is a place like no other. It encompasses a mixture of open water channels, tidal and freshwater wetlands, riparian areas, forested uplands and open water habitats.
The South Slough NERR offers the public unforgettable encounters with nature like guided birding, kayaking, hiking, and endless educational opportunities and workshops in their Interpretive Center. There is truly something for everyone here. In honor of National Estuaries Week, we are highlighting two events coming up at South Slough NERR. You can learn more about these and other events on their Facebook page or by visiting www.southsloughestuary.org.
Harvest Moon Evening Paddle Trip
The South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve invites you to experience the South Slough like never before Wednesday, October 4th from 3- 8pm as the sun slips behind the horizon and the full moon climbs into the evening sky. Awaken the senses as light and shadows play on the water and the air is filled with a chorus of creatures settling down at twilight.
During the five mile paddle, experienced guides will show you areas of the Reserve rarely seen by visitors. Bring your own kayak or canoe, paddles, PFDs, headlamp or waterproof flashlight, as well as water and evening meal. Feet and legs may get wet and muddy at launch points. Driver and shuttle will be provided. Meet at the Distant Water Fleet Parking Lot in Charleston, OR [Min-3 boats/Max-14]($20/boat)
Click here to register for the Harvest Moon Evening Paddle Trip. Questions? Call Eric Dean: 541-888-5558 ext. 126
Fall Migration Birding at Millicoma Marsh Trail
Saturday, October 7th from 10 am- 12 noon enjoy great views of the bay and one of the best birding spots in Coos County during fall shorebird migration season! Interpreter, binoculars and spotting scopes provided. Dress for the weather. Meet in the parking lot directly behind Millicoma Middle School on 4th Ave. [Max – 15 participants]
($2 / birder)
Click here to register for the Fall Migration Birding at Millicoma Marsh Trail.
Questions? Call Eric Dean: 541-888-5558 ext. 126 [Max – 20 participants] ($20 fee includes all materials)