Explore Nature is a collaboration of eight small environmental organizations involved in natural resource conservation in Tillamook County, working together to bring educational outdoor experiences to the general public. Many offer nature-based lectures and other activities in addition to the hikes, walks, and paddles featured within the Explore Nature program.

Explore Nature is sponsored in part by Visit Tillamook Coast and Tillamook PUD.

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Friends of Netarts Bay Watershed, Estuaries, Beach and Sea (Webs)

WEBS is dedicated to sustaining the Netarts Bay area through education and stewardship.

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Lower Nehalem Community Trust

Lower Nehalem Community Trust preserves land and nurtures conservation values. It's fifty-nine acre Alder Creek Farm features a wildlife refuge, community garden, native plant nursery, and ethnobotanical trail.

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Lower Nehalem Watershed Council

Lower Nehalem Watershed Council is dedicated to the protection, preservation, and enhancement of the Nehalem Watershed through leadership, cooperation, and education.

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Tillamook Estuaries Partnership

The Tillamook Estuaries Partnership, a National Estuary Program, is dedicated to the restoration and conservation of all of Tillamook County's estuaries and watersheds.

Help Support Explore Nature

Your donation makes a difference in our work to showcase and preserve the natural beauty of Tillamook County.

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Nestucca, Neskowin and Sand Lake Watersheds Council

The Nestucca, Neskowin and Sand Lake Watersheds Council works with the community and resource agencies to improve watershed conditions and restore natural stream functions.

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North Coast Land Conservancy

North Coast Land Conservancy is a nationally accredited, nonprofit land trust dedicated to safeguarding Oregon’s coastal land and seascapes. Since 1986, we’ve worked with a variety of community partners and dedicated individuals to acquire and steward rich coastal habitats for long-term conservation, from the Columbia River to the Siletz Bay. We manage an ever-growing network of more than 60 habitat reserves and easements across the Oregon Coast, in addition to hosting a marine program centered on Cape Falcon Marine Reserve. Recognizing the interconnectedness of all life on Earth, we work strategically to conserve core ecological systems—air, water, soil and more—that are the basis of all life.

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Tillamook Bay Watershed Council

The Tillamook Bay Watershed Council builds collaborative, voluntary partnerships with communities and landowners to protect, maintain, and improve the health of the Tillamook Bay Watershed.