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 as well as volunteer days and special events. This year, in honor of the 15th anniversary of Circle Creek Conservation Center, nearly all events will be held at Circle Creek and are free unless noted. Preregistration is required for outings and workshops.

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.

Registration (required for most events except volunteering) opens the first of the month prior to the month of the outing. For instance, registration for the June 18 walk opens May 1. Registration for Oct. 25 event opens Oct. 1.

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.

Download our Summer on the Land 2019 poster.

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
Saturday, June 8, 10 am to 2 pm — VOLUNTEER: Get Muddy at Wolf Bay
Saturday, June 15, 2 pm — CONCERT IN THE BARN
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
Saturday, July 13, 2 to 6 pm — PICNIC AT THE BARN
Thursday, July 18, 1 to 3:30 pm — WALK: Reading the Land
Saturday, July 20, 10 am to 2 pm — VOLUNTEER: Policeman’s Helmet Finale
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 and Sundy, August 10 and 11 — Blind Slough Swampathon
Saturday, August 17, 8 to 10 am — OBSERVE: Mothing
Wednesday, August 21, 10 am to 1 pm  VOLUNTEER: Wildflowers and Wapato at Wolf Bay
Tuesday, August 27, 10 am to 12:30 pm — WALK: Reading the Land


Friday, October 25, 2 to 4:30 pm — OBSERVE: Fall Fungi Frolic
Thursday, October 31, 10 am to 3 pm — VOLUNTEER: Spooky Seed Sowing
Friday, November 15, 1 to 3:30 pm — OBSERVE: Follow-Up Fungi Frolic