On the Land Summer Outings

Each summer North Coast Land Conservancy brings together staff and volunteer naturalists to offer guided tours and workshops on special lands in our service area. This year, in honor of the 15th anniversary of Circle Creek Conservation Center, all events will be held at Circle Creek. Events are free unless noted. Preregistration is required so we can keep certain groups small. Visit our Hands-On Stewardship page for volunteer opportunities at Circle Creek and other NCLC habitat reserves.

Circle Creek Conservation Center occupies 364 acres of floodplain and forest between the Necanicum River and Tillamook Head. It is open to the public during daylight hours, year-round, conditions permitting. To get there from US 101, turn west on Rippet Road (0.7 mile north of the junction of US 101/US 26) and continue to the big barn at the end of the road.

Our June 1 outing at Circle Creek Conservation Center 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.

Registration opens the first of the month prior to the month of the outing. For instance, registration for the June 18 outing opens May 1.

Download our Summer 2019 On the Land brochure (to come)

We ask that you not bring your dog on any of these group outings. Dogs are not allowed at NCLC habitat reserves.


Saturday, June 1, 10 am to 1 pm — HIKE: Get Outdoors at Circle Creek
Tuesday, June 18, 10 am to 1 pm — CREATE: Hypertufa Pot Workshop
Sunday, June 23, 9 am to 11 am — OBSERVE: Birdwatch at Circle Creek


Sunday, July 7, 10 am to noon — REFLECT: Seeing the Unseen
Thursday, July 18, 1 to 3:30 PM  — WALK: Reading the Land
Wednesday, July 31, 10 am to noon — BREATHE: Yoga at Circle Creek


Friday, August 2, 8 to 10 am — OBSERVE: Birdwatch at Circle Creek
Monday, August 5, 1 to 3:30 pm — CREATE: Botanical Drawing Workshop
Saturday, August 17, 8 to 10 am — OBSERVE: Mothing
Tuesday, August 27, 10 am to 12:30 PM  — WALK: Reading the Land


OBSERVE: Fabulous Fungi: Dates and other details to come