From Muck to Masterpiece – Register Now For A Nehalem Estuary Journey, Variety of Workshops, Education, Art, Estuary Cleanup & More!

From Muck to Masterpiece – Register Now For A Nehalem Estuary Journey, Variety of Workshops, Education, Art, Estuary Cleanup & More!

Wheeler, OR – In a collaborative effort to raise awareness and take tangible steps toward conservation of the Nehalem River Estuary, four regional organizations call on you to participate in a Nehalem Estuary journey, which includes education, action and art. Dive into a thought-provoking panel discussion of Estuary Management, Monitoring, and Restoration on the Nehalem, February 6th. Take restoration action at Alder Creek Farm on February 11th. Join the feature event on March 9th, the 13th Biennial Estuary Cleanup. This celebrated community event showcases the collaborative spirit and commitment to the environment, enhancing both our quality of life and our local economy.

Then, drop into creative mode with local and visiting artists, as we turn estuary trash into art masterpieces. The resulting artworks will be showcased at the News and Espresso gallery in Manzanita throughout April and for the Trash Bash Art Festival in May. Rally your friends and family, and register for these events TODAY! Together, let’s commit to the preservation of this vital ecosystem.

EDUCATION: Into the Muck – Estuary Management, Monitoring, Restoration

February 6th Time: 5:30-7:30pm  Location: NCRD Kitchen/Gallery, Nehalem


ACTION: Restoring our Estuary- Seed Bomb Making and Planting

Date: February 11th Time: 10am-Noon. Location: Alder Creek Farm, Nehalem


ACTION: Biennial Nehalem Estuary Cleanup

Date: March 9th Registration/Check-in: 7:00am Location: Waterfront Park, Wheeler

ART: Marine Debris Art Workshop for Families

Date: March 15th from 1:00-6:00pm Location: NCRD Kitchen, Nehalem

Artist Leaders Reeva Wortel and Elizabeth Roberts will guide ALL AGES through the making of a gallery-ready trash art piece.

No registration necessary.


ART: Marine Debris Art Workshop for Adults

Date: March 16th Time:12:00-5:00pm Location: Alder Creek Farm Barn

Elizabeth Roberts leads an engaging workshop focusing on adult trash art concepts. Participants will have the opportunity to display their creations at News and Espresso in April and at the Trash Bash Art Festival in May.

Join us in making a positive impact on the Nehalem Bay Estuary, one event at a time. See all the details and register here:


About the Organizers:

Lower Nehalem Community Trust (LNCT)  preserves land and nurtures conservation values in partnership with an engaged community in the Nehalem region of the Oregon Coast.

Nehalem Bay Watershed Council (NBWC) protects, preserves, and enhances the Nehalem watershed through leadership, cooperation and education.

Heart of Cartm is facilitating the reimagination, reuse and repair of our region’s resources, leading to a zero waste community.

Tillamook Bay Estuary Partnership (TEP) is dedicated to the conservation and restoration of Tillamook County’s watersheds through active stewardship, scientific inquiry, community engagement, and education.

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