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Free tour of Netarts Bay salt marshes

Class size limited to 10; registration required

Published on July 12, 2017 12:01AM

Photo by Jim Young

NETARTS — Walk along the salt marsh of Netarts Bay while learning about how plants survive in a salty world noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 16.

Join Friends of Netarts Bay Watershed, Estuary, Beach, and Sea for a free guided tour along the salt marsh at the southern end of Netarts Bay.

The class size is limited to 10 participants. Registration is required.

The tour includes an easy-to-moderate walk through muddy areas and trails covered by brush. It is best suited for participates 12 and older comfortable with walking in these environments. Participants should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes for this adventure, organizers advised.

The event is part of the Explore Nature series of hikes, walks, paddles and outdoor adventures. Explore Nature events are hosted by a consortium of volunteer community and nonprofit organizations, and are “meaningful nature-based experiences” that “highlight the unique beauty of Tillamook County and the work being done to preserve and conserve the area’s natural resources and natural resource-based economy,” according to a release.

Though there is no cost to attend the program, tax-exempt donations to Netarts Bay WEBS to enable programs like this are encouraged, organizers said.

A link is available on the Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS Facebook and Eventbrite pages. Transportation to natural areas is provided by WEBS.

At times, the tour areas will have a moderate number of mosquitos. WEBS requests that participants take appropriate precautions to ensure their comfort.

For questions, email jimyoung4990@gmail.com or call 503-842-2153.   


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