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  1. Local Foods + Local Investments = Local Resiliency

    Posted by OCVA / May 1, 2020

    If there’s one silver lining during this storm of COVID-19, it’s local resilience. To match the heartbreaking news of closing businesses and historic numbers of unemployment, Oregon’s communities have demonstrated their resilience powerfully and gracefully. On the Coast, small towns and their dedicated citizens have been investing in local businesses and local food systems like never before. So how does that fit into the mission…

  2. A Message in a Bottle

    Posted by OCVA / April 8, 2020

    For thousands of years, coastal romantics and oceanic researchers have placed messages in glass bottles and sent them out to sea. Sometimes they wanted to prove how ocean currents move. Other times important news was shoved into a glass bottle and thrown out as a last resort to let people know of new worlds. And of course, love letters, poems and words of a long-distance…

  3. Public Art Trail gets a boost with three new hires

    Posted by OCVA / February 3, 2020

    An ambitious plan to discover, document and share the Oregon Coast’s wealth of public art is underway again after a two-year hiatus. Three contractors are currently at work for the Oregon Coast Visitors Association, sleuthing out all the public art that exists along the Oregon Coast. Their findings will get distilled into the Oregon Coast Public Art Trail, a self-guided tour that highlights the arts…

  4. North Coast Launches Trailhead and Beach Ambassador Program

    Posted by OCVA / February 3, 2020

    A wise traveler knows the value of local knowledge, and that’s what visitors to the North Coast get with a new Trailhead & Beach Ambassadors program. This summer, local volunteers will staff pop-up tents at three of the North Coast’s most popular destinations, ready to answer questions and educate visitors in a friendly and inviting way about public safety and proper stewardship practices.   “The ambassador…

  5. Co-op Program Helps Coastal Communities Get the Most out of Google

    Posted by OCVA / February 3, 2020

    There’s a pretty good chance you’ve tapped into Google today—to take a look at the weather forecast, queue up directions, or maybe check the business hours of that take-out place you’ve been meaning to try.    The ever-present search engine also is playing a larger and larger role in influencing consumers’ travel decisions. Along with curating the information that shows up in online searches, Google is…

  6. Marcus Hinz: Overseeing 363 Miles of Relationships

    Posted by OCVA / February 3, 2020

    Ask Marcus Hinz to name a favorite part of the Oregon Coast, and the Executive Director of the Oregon Coast Visitors Association barely takes a pause. “Estuaries,” he responds. “The volume and velocity of water constantly being exchanged just blows my mind. I understand the science behind it, but still it’s magic to me.”   As the founder of Kayak Tillamook, Hinz spent more than his…

  7. On your marks for Oregon21!

    Posted by OCVA / December 6, 2019

    Tourism officials in the city of Eugene have a message for their colleagues on the Coast: The runners are coming and you’d best be ready.  Those runners — and other track and field athletes from around the globe — are part of the highly anticipated World Athletic Championships, which will be held in Eugene, aka TrackTown, from August 6-15, 2021. The event is expected to…

  8. Arica Sears: At home on the Coast

    Posted by OCVA / December 6, 2019

    If you ask Arica Sears how she ended up at the Oregon Coast, the answer is likely to include some mention of the Peruvian Amazon, Ecuadorian sea turtles, the Spanish island of Majorca and the streets of Paris.  The avid world traveler never expected her path to lead her to serve as Destination Management Coordinator for the Oregon Coast Visitors Association, a job she has…

  9. New Features for 2020 Winter Video Marketing Co-op

    Posted by OCVA / December 6, 2019

    The Oregon Coast Visitors Association (OCVA) is excited to announce plans for its Winter 2020 Co-op video program. This year the organization is working with Uncage the Soul Video Production and KATU TV. The program will offer participants access to high quality videos showcasing the unique beauty of the Coast and exposure to nearly 2 million adult viewers for each 15-second, winter-themed video. KATU reaches…