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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Cape Falcon Marine Reserve Program

Cape Falcon Marine Reserve is a 20 sq. mile underwater park in the ocean off the coast of Oswald West State Park set aside for conservation and research. The friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve is a volunteer organization working to promote an understanding and appreciation of this site.

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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.

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 established in 1986 and dedicated to safeguarding Oregon’s vital coastal landscapes. We work with a wide range of community partners to acquire strategic lands and conservation easements and manage them to support the needs of people, plants, and wildlife in perpetuity.

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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.

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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.