School Groups Galore and a Little Down Pour

Anyone living on the Oregon coast knows just how essential the proper rain gear is. This past week definitely increased my appreciation for it! This week we had quite a few school groups in elementary, middle and high school and even with the crazy wind...

Earth Day at Kenneth Hahn State Park

Today was such a wonderful day for our Earth day event at Kenneth Hahn state park with volunteers, West LA students, and Greenhouse students. We all readily awaited to be given our tasks for weeding and planting for today's event. We weeded in the native...

06 Curiouser and Curiouser

Despite the lack of shorebirds, the little town of Cordova is chugging along just fine. I still wonder about the shorebirds every so often and to add fuel to the fire, the same birder who spotted the greater yellowlegs reported sighting some lessers as well!...

iNaturalist: Battle between the Cities

Time flies when you've been busy and having lots of fun. This week I was able to chaperone a group of high school students on a 4- day Joshua Tree National Park camping/rock climbing trip. It was nice to be out of Los Angeles for...

Certified Pirate

Dear EFTA and ECC,   It is with great sadness to inform you that I am forced to resign from my position in your fantastic and outstanding internship program. I have learned a great deal in my time with the organizations and beyond grateful for the people...

Tour down Elkhorn slough! *(Plus newbies!)

Hello! This week was pretty busy with shorebird surveys and getting ready for Team Ocean!! Updates on surveys; this week was busy and full of excitement, especially in North Marsh!! A flock of semi palmated plovers flew in during Thursday's survey, and was thrilled since it...

Sea Urchin for Critters

Cape Perpetua welcomed fourth graders from Sam Case Primary School to its Visitor Center on Friday morning. As the bus pulled up, we prepared ourselves for all the activities we were providing them. I was put in charge of making sure there was enough room...

Munchkins+water= Happy Meal

I had a very fun and successful week!!! I am excited to announce that our first field trip on Wednesday was pretty fun and informative. Sierra Grande preschool, kindergarten, and 1st graders came out to Blanca Wetlands for the ENTIRE day. We started to introduce...