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  1. Guide to Beachcombing the Oregon Coast

    Posted by OCVA / July 18, 2012

    A few years ago, my neighbor found a large, beautiful agate to add to his collection. In the spring of that year, friends and I found the beaches north of Florence littered with thousands of purplish-blue jellies known as by-the-wind sailors. And a Florence couple found a fabulous fossil – a Columbian mammoth molar in excellent condition – while walking on Florence’s south jetty beach.…

  2. Play it Safe During Spring Break

    Posted by OCVA / April 2, 2012

                Oregon Parks and Recreation Department News Release Release Date:   March 21, 2012     Contact:    Chris Havel, Associate Director Communications                     503-986-0722 (Office)   503-931-2590 (Mobile)     Robert J. Smith, Beach Safety Coordinator   503-986-0665 (Office) Oregon State Parks reminds you to play it safe during Spring Break Spring break is just around the corner and the beach is…

  3. Strong Fall Chinook Returns Expected for Columbia River

    Posted by OCVA / August 9, 2011

    Strong fall chinook returns expected for Columbia River July 27, 2011 CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Columbia River fisheries managers are expecting the largest return of fall chinook salmon since 2004 to begin arriving when the fall fishing season gets under way Aug. 1. Fisheries managers are forecasting a return of 766,000 adult fall chinook this year, which is even larger than last year’s strong return of…

  4. Southern Oregon Produced TV Series Receives Multiple Emmy Nominations

    Posted by OCVA / April 20, 2011

    Coos Bay, Ore – The Joy of Fishing TV Series created by Beaver Hill Productions has been nominated for three Emmy Awards by the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Beaver Hill Productions was started by Wayne Van Burger and Travis Cooper to produce an adventure TV series with Cooper’s talent for cinema and Wayne’s love of the outdoors. For…

  5. What’s New on the Oregon Coast!

    Posted by OCVA / January 19, 2011

    Lincoln City launches Learning Feast, a new Chataqua-like series of learning vacations – April 3-16, 2011 – 2 weeks of interactive classes/workshops featuring culinary adventures, organic gardening, birdwatching, photography, blacksmithing, kayaking, kite building and more. The April series includes a 5-day “Ocean Harvest Seafood Intensive” where participants will catch and cook seafood dishes from Oregon’s coastal bounty and a 5-day “French Cooking Intensive” savoring the…

  6. New tour program could help build Seaside’s winter economy

    Posted by OCVA / November 22, 2010

    Summer in Seaside is synonymous with sand, sunshine and the great ocean shore. But when fall blends into winter, the tourist market in Seaside fades like a late summer rose. Local businessman David Posalski is hoping to make the local winter tourism market blossom by focusing on the excitement of the area’s winter storms. “Everyone wants a little adventure,” Posalski said about Oregon Storm Tours,…

  7. Oregon Coast Facts of Interest

    Posted by OCVA / October 28, 2010

    Oregon Coast Facts of Interest sheet offers you a wonderful overview of what the beautiful Oregon coast has to offer.

  8. Oktoberfest in Brookings

    Posted by Leslie Wolf / September 13, 2010

    P R E S S R E L E A S E OKTOBERFEST IN BROOKINGS October 6-10, 2010 Brookings is celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Oktoberfest with five full days of fun activities. The action will include a German Film Festival, a concert of German music, and will culminate with the wedding celebration that was the genesis of Oktoberfest in 1810. This privately organized festival…

  9. Journalist Peter Greenberg Tapes Radio Program on the Oregon Coast

    Posted by OCVA / September 9, 2010

    Travel Oregon, with Martin Hospitality, is sponsoring the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio show, which was recorded at the Surfsand Resort in Cannon Beach on Wednesday, September 8 between 3pm and 5 pm. The show will air the morning of Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 7:00am-10:00am Pacific Time on  The show also airs on different radio stations.  Use the Station Finder to locate a station…