Join us for a weekend full of sustainable clamming and kayaking excursions in Netarts Bay May 21-22!
SUSTAINABLE CLAMMING ON THE BAY: SATURDAY, MAY 21
Would you like to learn more about the different types of clams in Netarts Bay? Are you new to clamming and would like some tips? Are you curious about distribution patterns, research, and regulations around harvesting? The Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS has you covered.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will join webs to help participants learn about the role of shellfish in bay health, the types of clams in the bay, the best and most sustainable methods for harvesting wild shellfish, and current research on trends in clam size and biomass.
Cost: There is no cost to attend this program. Tax-exempt donations to Netarts Bay WEBS to enable programs like this are encouraged, but not required.
Registration: More information provided after registration. Registration is required. Register here.
KAYAK NETARTS BAY EXCURSIONS: SUNDAY, MAY 22
Enjoy and learn to respectfully explore Netarts from the water while appreciating the abundance of life living deeper in the bay.
Our kayak trips that were canceled earlier this month have been rescheduled for May 22! We are offering a tour for beginners and a tour of the inner bay. Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS interpreters and Kayak Tillamook County guides will lead our exploration of this diverse marine habitat. Check out our Kayaking On The Bay video series to help get you ready for your paddle.
We have two different kayak trips on May 22, with one trip for novice kayakers and one for intermediate level.
Bay Entrance: Novice Kayak Tour
This tour is designed for beginning kayakers, taking advantage of the last outgoing tides.
Participants will meander through the bay while making stops to appreciate the variety of animals and algae within the bay.
All equipment will be provided.
Register: Click here here for more information and to register
Restrictions: Tweens and older are free to join this trip. People with serious medical conditions should exercise caution in joining. Anyone under 90 lbs or over 230 lbs should notify us during registration to ensure we have the proper gear.
Inner Bay: Intermediate Kayak Tour
During this beautiful journey you will glide over the abundant marine life, aquatic plants, and algae within Netarts Bay. While this adventure is full of wonder, it is no easy float and isn’t for the timid! On the return trip, we will be paddling against both an incoming tidal current and a Northwest headwind. If you are up for a challenge, this is the trip for you.
The first half of this trip takes advantage of an incoming tide, flushing participants far up into the inner bay toward our favorite destinations. Because the NOAA tides predictions are only predictions, participants should be prepared for anything. For instance, the journey may involve short portages and using teamwork to carry the kayaks with us. All equipment will be provided.
Register: Click here for more information and to register
Restrictions: Children under 16 yrs. and people with serious medical conditions are not allowed on this trip. Anyone under 90 lbs. or over 230 lbs. should notify us during registration to ensure we have the proper gear.
Where: Netarts Bay area. Sign up for the specific location!
Cost: No charge. Tax-exempt donations to Netarts Bay WEBS to enable programs like this are highly encouraged, but not required.
- May 21: Sustainable Clamming on the Bay with ODFW
- May 22: Kayak Netarts Bay: Bay Mouth Tour (Novice)
- May 22: Kayak Netarts Bay: Inner Bay Tour (Intermediate)
This is an Explore Nature co-hosted event. Explore Nature Partnership offers a series of meaningful nature-based experiences highlighting the unique beauty of Tillamook County and the work being done to preserve the area’s natural resources and natural resource-based economy. Stay connected with the Explore Nature Partnership at www.explorenaturetillamookcoast.com or on social media (@explorenature_tillamookcoast).
Find out more on our website Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS (www.netartsbaywebs.org) and by following our Facebook and Instagram pages (@netartsbaywebs). This event was made possible with support from the Oregon Community Foundation – Salty Dog Fund. Explore Nature series is partially supported by Tillamook Coast Visitors Association and the Travel Oregon Forever Fund.