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  1. Dawn Grafe Named 2010 Take Pride in America Federal Land Manager of the Year

    Posted by OCVA / July 13, 2010

    Dawn Grafe, Supervisory Park Ranger for the Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex, has been selected as the 2010 Federal Land Manager of the Year for the U. S Fish and Wildlife Service. The award is given annually as part of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Take Pride in America program, a nationwide partnership authorized by Congress to promote the appreciation and stewardship of…

  2. Oregon Coast Towns Win NOAA Award

    Posted by OCVA / July 8, 2010

    The city governments in two Oregon coastal towns, Bandon and Astoria, have been recognized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the work each has done to redevelop their waterfronts. Representatives from the two Oregon towns met in Washington, D.C., last month to receive the Walter B. Jones Award of Excellence for local governments. The annual award is handed out to towns that effectively…

  3. Two More All-Depth Days Added to Central Coast Spring Halibut Season

    Posted by OCVA / June 25, 2010

    Fishery managers added two days to the all-depth sport halibut fishery off the central Oregon coast. Fishing for Pacific halibut will be open July 1 and 2 at all depths. “The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, National Marine Fisheries and the International Pacific Halibut Commission decided that being open for three days had a high likelihood of exceeding the spring quota, which would come…

  4. How Two Leaders Freed the Beaches

    Posted by OCVA / June 24, 2010

    Once I was talking to a class of high schoolers and, as an example of risk-taking, mentioned Olympic gold medalist Dick Fosbury. I got two dozen blank stares. Fosbury was the Medford High and Oregon State high jumper who, in the tumultuous ’60s, literally turned his back on the establishment to invent a new way of going over the bar. But when I asked for…

  5. ODFW offers razor clamming workshop

    Posted by OCVA / June 22, 2010

    The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife invites you to come play in nature’s largest sandbox during its Family Clamming Workshop on June 26 at Fort Stevens State Park near Astoria. ODFW is teaming with Oregon State Parks in a family-friendly workshop that will show participants everything they need to know to go digging for razor clams on Oregon beaches, how to clean the clams,…

  6. Stephanie Inn Makes Fodor’s 2010 Gold List!

    Posted by OCVA / June 17, 2010

    Every year, Fodor’s receives reader requests to publish their top picks across a range of destinations and experiences.  This year, Stephanie Inn has been chosen as one of ten for the coveted “Most Romantic Hotels” title. One of the most beautiful views on the Oregon coast deserves one of the most splendid hotels.  In Cannon Beach, with a stunning view of Haystack Rock, the Stephanie…

  7. Pacific Halibut Seasons Open May 1

    Posted by OCVA / April 21, 2010

    April 20, 2010- The central coast fishery, from Cape Falcon just north of Manzanita to Humbug Mountain near Port Orford, is a very popular fishery among Oregonians. Anglers may fish inside the 40-fathom line (defined by waypoints) seven days per week, through Oct. 31 or until the 12,284-pound quota is met. The all-depth dates for the spring season are May 13-15, 20-22 and June 3-5.…

  8. Ready, SET, Cook! on the Oregon Coast.

    Posted by OCVA / April 15, 2010

    On May 15, 2010 the Culinary Center in Lincoln City is hosting a competitive cooking event and fund-raiser based on the 1990s BBC show with the same name. Ready.. Set… Cook! was a cooking game show that debuted on the Food Network in the US on October 2, 1995. The show’s format was based upon the UK series Ready Steady Cook, and originally hosted by…

  9. Peak ‘traffic’ expected for spring whale watch week March 20-27

    Posted by OCVA / March 18, 2010

    Rain or shine, whale traffic off the Oregon coast should be at its peak for the annual spring watch week March 20-27, according to Park Ranger Morris Grover of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department’s Whale Watching Center at Depoe Bay. “This migration is off to a fast start,” said Grover. “That usually means it will reach its peak before the end of the month,…

  10. 2010 OCVA North Coast Press Trip Itinerary

    Posted by OCVA / March 1, 2010

    We just spent a wonderful week eating, playing and staying our way down the northern Oregon coast from Astoria to Pacific City.  Here’s the outline of our itinerary so that you can check out everywhere we went! DAY 1 – Astoria Columbia Maritime Museum, Astoria – www.crmm.org Fort Stevens State Park, Warrenton – http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_179.php Cannery Pier Hotel, Astoria – Lodging – www.cannerypierhotel.com Fisher Poets Gathering…

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