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Summer Salt Marsh Tour

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Salt Marsh Ecology Walk along Netarts Bay: learn about how plants survive in a salty world!

Join Friends of Netarts Bay – Watershed, Estuary, Beach, and Sea (WEBS) for a FREE event including a presentation and guided tour along the salt marsh at the southern end of Netarts Bay. Learn about the plants and animals that live in this unique habitat and the importance of this environment from the forest to the water’s edge. Discover how plants survive in a salty world and explore the succession of vegetation from the bay to the dunes.

This program includes two parts: a presentation followed by a walking tour.


This presentation will review salt marsh habitats and give an overview of the common plants found in these areas and how they are adapted to survive in these salty locations.


After the presentation, explore the salt marsh with biologist and WEBS board member, Jim Young. This field-based walking tour includes an easy to moderate 1.5 to 3 mile hike through muddy, wet sand and loose sand areas. Trails may be covered by brush. It is best suited for participants 12 years and older that are comfortable with walking in these environments.

Participants will need to provide their own transportation between locations and may need to purchase a day use permit at the state park. Participants should wear long pants and closed toe shoes or boots (no flip flops please and expect your feet to get muddy) for this adventure. At times, the tour areas will have a moderate number of mosquitos. WEBS requests that participants take appropriate precautions to ensure their comfort. Please be prepared for dynamic coastal weather on the Oregon coast.


Cost: There is no cost to attend this program, but we invite you to participate in our matching gift challenge!

All donations made between June 15 and September 15 will be matched dollar for dollar by the Charles A Becker Foundation! Help us reach our goal of raising $10,000 to expand programming, support organizational capacity, and explore new opportunities. Learn more at netartsbaywebs.org/matching-gift-challenge.



This 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 non-profit 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.


July 31
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS – Chrissy Smith
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Netarts, OR