TILLAMOOK, Oregon — North Coast tourism and stewardship leaders gathered on February 24 to discuss ways that visitors to our region can give of their time, energy, and skill to leave the coast better than they found it.
Eight North Coast organizations shared volunteer opportunities that would welcome North Coast tourists to get involved.
- Haystack Rock Awareness Program
- North Coast Land Conservancy
- Sea Turtles Forever
- Seaside Visitors Bureau
- Surfrider Foundation
- Tillamook Estuaries Partnership
- Trailkeepers of Oregon
Participants discussed ways that tourism can contribute to sustainability on the North Coast, and ways that tourism partners can encourage regenerative partnerships between guests and nonprofits. If you missed the gathering, you can still watch the recording, and access a printable PDF of volunteer opportunities, as well social media graphics to share with your communities.
Register now for the March network gathering, to be held on Zoom Thursday, March 31 at 10 a.m. The gathering will focus on hosting safe and sustainable events, featuring presentations by David Reid, Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce, and Bobbi Price, Newport Chamber of Commerce. Monthly NCTMN gatherings offer a forum for interested community members to hear from partners with a wide range of expertise, both from within and outside our region.
The Network pursues sustainability in tourism through initiatives like our stewardship messaging and public restrooms toolkits, as well as ongoing action teams who encourage positive stewardship behavior, promote car-free transportation options, champion the value of tourism for coastal communities and businesses, and enhance outdoor recreation opportunities.
North Coast Tourism Management Network
The North Coast Tourism Management Network seeks to enhance healthy, collaborative, sustainable relationships between coastal visitors, residents, businesses, and the environment. The Network communicates the value of tourism for our communities while striving to minimize negative impacts of visitation and help guests become excellent stewards of the North Oregon Coast.
The network was formed in 2019 following the North Coast Destination Management Studio program developed and offered by Travel Oregon. NCTMN is a formalized network funded by grants and contributions from partner organizations and housed within a nonprofit 501(c)(6) sponsor, the Oregon Coast Visitors Association.