Get Outdoors at Circle Creek

April 22, 2016

When: Saturday, June 1, 10 am to 1 pm
Where: Circle Creek Conservation Center, Seaside
Led by: Katie Voelke


Join NCLC Executive Director Katie Voelke for an exploration of the forests in the Necanicum River floodplain forest and lower reaches of Tillamook Head in their many stages: newly planted, dead and decaying, and everything in between! We will begin at Circle Creek, one of NCLC’s largest habitat reserves and also one of the most dynamic. From there we will venture up Tillamook Head and into 340-acre Boneyard Ridge, another large NCLC habitat reserve serving as a bridge between Circle Creek and Ecola State Park.

This outing is part of Get Outdoors Day, a statewide effort by the Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts to encourage Oregonians of all ages to explore, discover and learn about Oregon’s special places.

KATIE VOELKE grew up in Sacramento and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She worked as a field biologist for the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife before joining NCLC as its first stewardship director in 2005; three years later she became its second executive director. She and her husband, Scott Kirby, are the parents of three boys. They live in Nehalem.

Hike info: We will hike between 2.5 and 3 miles on mown grass path, dirt or gravel trail, wooden boardwalk, and overgrown forest road. We will be crossing creeks on narrow footbridges. Expect some elevation gain. No toilets on site. No dogs allowed on site.

What to bring: Water and snacks. Binoculars are always a good idea for spotting birds and wildlife! Please wear sturdy shoes and dress for the day’s weather.

This program is free, but registration is required.

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