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Tour Nehalem Bay’s ‘emerald necklace’

Lower Nehalem Community Trust tours the Bay on Sept. 9

Published on September 7, 2017 12:01AM


MANZANITA — Join a representative of the Lower Nehalem Community Trust for a tour of our conservation lands along Nehalem Bay’s scenic north edge 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9.

This string of conservation parcels is dubbed the “emerald necklace” because it has beaded together some natural habitats to protect important wetlands, vistas, green space and waterways. The last stop on the tour is Elk Meadows, a Manzanita nature park featuring a winding trail, stands of alder trees and a sweet wetlands.

Hikers of all ages are welcome on the tour; dogs are not permitted, however. Bring binoculars for an up-close look at wildlife.

Hiking boots are recommended, as there may be walking through wet areas. Many trails have uneven surfaces. Bring a water bottle. Note: Bathroom facilities are not available on this tour.

Meet at the end of Tohl Road in Bayside Gardens, Nehalem (parking is available on Tohl Road).

Suggested donations, collected on site, are $5 per person over 18. Kids are admitted free.

To learn more about Lower Nehalem Community Trust efforts to conserve coastal lands, visit http://www.nehalemtrust.org/protect-edge-lands/

For more information about the hike, contact roxann_balmer@yahoo.com, or call 503-539-9889.

For other local walks, visit explorenaturetillamookcoast.com.



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