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Yachats, Gem of the Oregon Coast

Looking to the future and the next 50 years, members of the City Council opened a new chapter in the history of Yachats by hiring our first city administrator. The City’s new web site and awareness of the Trails Committee design work led to a discussion about the need for a new city logo. This topic was discussed by the council for a couple of months. A few modifications were suggested; implemented and adopted by the council at the July meeting. The new logo now appears on the city’s main web site.

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of our community, we hope you will appreciate the new design as a symbol of renewal and a celebration of all the qualities that make Yachats the Gem of the Oregon Coast.

Current News

Utility Online Bill Payment 7/9/2019

To pay your bills online.  Please use this link:

https://yachatsor.merchanttransact.com/

Upcoming Events in the Cape Perpetua Area 7/2/2019
  • July 5 | Marine Debris Cleanup: Cape Cove Beach
    9:00am – 11:00am meet at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center
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  • July 6 | Marine Reserve BioBlitz
    9:30am-12:00pm

Cape Perpetua Visitor Center
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  • July 6 | Trees to Sea
    10:00am-3:00pm
    Cape Perpetua Visitor Center
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  • July 11 | Seabird Colony Monitoring
    9:00am meet at Sea Lion Caves

Survey and track data on cormorant nesting plots

  • July 19 | Marine Debris Cleanup: Muriel O. Ponsler
    9:00am – 11:00am meet at Muriel O. Ponsler State Park
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  • July 22-23  | Ecology Talk - Marbled Murrelet Ecology & Survey
    7/22 @ 6:30pm, 7/23 @ sunrise
    Cape Perpetua area
    Website | Flyer | Facebook
  • July 25 | Seabird Colony Monitoring
    9:00am meet at Sea Lion Caves
    Survey and track data on cormorant nesting plots
  • July 29-30  | Ecology Talk - Marbled Murrelet Ecology & Survey
    7/29 @ 6:30pm, 7/30 @ sunrise
    Cape Perpetua area
    Website | Flyer | Facebook
  • August 1 | Sea Star Survey
    6:30am meet at Yachats State Park wood platform
    RSVP required: capeperpetuacommunications@gmail.com

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  • August 5 | Marine Debris Cleanup: Cape Cove Beach
    9:00am – 11:00am meet at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center
    Facebook
  • August 8 | Seabird Colony Monitoring
    9:00am meet at Sea Lion Caves
    Survey and track data on cormorant nesting plots
  • August 19 | Marine Debris Cleanup: Muriel O. Ponsler
    9:00am – 11:00am meet at Muriel O. Ponsler State Park
    Facebook
  • September 26 | Cape Perpetua Annual Volunteer Appreciation
    5:30pm
    Yachats Commons Pavilion
    Eventbrite | Facebook
  • November 21 | Cape Perpetua Annual Land-Sea Symposium
    5:00pm
    Yachats Commons
    Eventbrite | Facebook

 

Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve Education & Guided Hike
Wednesday’s through August 28
11:00am-4:00pm
Cape Perpetua Visitor Center

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  • Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve Education
    11:00am-3:00pm
    Tara DuBois, Communications Coordinator for the Cape Perpetua Collaborative, will be on hand to answer questions and share information and resources on the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve, Oregon’s biggest marine reserve.
  • Marine Reserve Guided Hike – Captain Cook Trail
    3:00pm
    Take a stroll on the Captain Cook’s Trail with Tara DuBois, where she will explore with visitors how the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve allows a vast web of interconnected species to thrive and survive. Oregon doesn’t stop at the beach, so let’s take a deeper dive into our local marine reserve.
Forest officials remind visitors to be careful with campfires while celebrating the Fourth, leave fireworks at home 6/28/2019

Contacts:

Siuslaw National Forest, Lisa Romano, (541)-750-7075

Willamette National Forest, Tammy Robinson, (541)-225-6305

 

Forest officials remind visitors to be careful with campfires while celebrating the Fourth, leave fireworks at home

 

Corvallis, OR - June 28, 2019: As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, Forest Service officials are reminding the public that all fireworks – sparklers included – are prohibited on all lands managed by the USDA Forest Service, including the Siuslaw and Willamette national forests. With increasingly dry conditions, visitors are also reminded to be careful with campfires.

 

“Fireworks pose a serious fire threat,” said Ed Hiatt, Fire Staff Officer for Northwest Oregon Interagency Fire Management. “People often assume the restrictions apply just to forested areas, but they also include campgrounds and sparsely vegetated areas you can find along the coast. Under dry conditions, even these places are susceptible."

 

The penalty for possessing fireworks can be as high as $5,000, imprisonment for up to six months, or both.

 

No other fire restrictions are currently in place on the Willamette or Siuslaw national forests, but visitors are asked to be mindful of Oregon’s increasingly dry conditions when visiting public lands this summer.  By following these safety tips, visitors can help prevent avoidable wildfires:

 

1.       Keep campfires small and in an area cleared down to mineral soil

·         A campfire is less likely to escape control if it is kept small. A large fire may cast hot embers long distances. Add firewood in small amounts as existing material is consumed.

 

2.       Select the right spot for your campfire

·         Where campfires are allowed, choose a site with an existing ring. Fire pits in established campgrounds are the best spots. If you choose to build a campfire, avoid building it near your tent, structures, vehicles, shrubs or trees, and be aware of low-hanging branches overhead. Clear the site down to bare soil, at least five feet on all sides, and circle it with rocks. Store unused firewood a good distance from the fire.

 

3.       Extinguish all campfires before leaving – even if gone for a short period of time

·         Bring a shovel and a bucket of water to extinguish any escaped embers. When you are ready to leave, drown all embers with water, stir the coals, and drown again. Repeat until the fire is DEAD out. If it is too hot to touch, it is too hot to leave.

 

4.       Attend your campfire at all times

·         A campfire left unattended for even a few minutes can grow into a costly, damaging wildfire. Stay with your campfire from start to finish until it is dead out, as required by law. That ensures any escaped sparks or embers can be extinguished quickly.

 

Call 911 to report the illegal use of fireworks or unsafe fire use. Additional campfire and wildfire safety information can be found at www.smokeybear.com.                   

 

Visit the Siuslaw and Willamette National Forest's websites to learn of current personal use restrictions for fire and follow us on social media at:

 

 

Siuslaw National Forest

@siuslawnf

www.fs.usda.gov/siuslaw

 

Willamette National Forest

@willametteNF

www.fs.usda.gov/willamette

Summer of Fun! Free Family Events at Cape Perpetua 5/28/2019

Contact: Cape Perpetua Visitor Center,  (541)-547-3289

 Waldport, OR: Cool off at the coast this summer with a variety of free family events at Cape Perpetua. In addition to the camping, hiking, tidepooling, and picnicking always available, visitors can choose from any of the activities below to experience these special places in new ways.

Saturday, June 1 - National Trails Day

9:00am meet at Devils Churn lower parking lot

 Celebrate National Trails Day with the Forest Service and the City of Yachats Trails Committee. All are encouraged to join this stewardship event where we will work together to clear the Trail of the Restless Waters for easier walkability. Carpooling is suggested. Tools will be provided, or bring your own. Bring water bottles and layered clothes for changeable weather. Water and snacks will be provided.

Saturday, June 15 - Amanda Trail Volunteer Work Party

9:00 a.m. Please RSVP to participate

 Volunteers will work on cleaning up and further preparing the new Amanda Bridge site for upcoming construction work. There will be a celebratory potluck for participants following the work. Volunteers who plan to attend the work session or the work session and potluck on June 15th should RSVP to Joanne Kittel (541.961.8374 or jnkittel@peak.org) for more information.

Ongoing:

 Mondays, May 27 - September 2 - Walk with a Ranger

12:00pm meet at the Visitor Center

 Join, retired Chief Park Ranger, Michael Noack, for an easy to moderate hike where he will be sharing information about the local flora and fauna. Hikes will last 75-90 minutes.

 Wednesdays, May 29 - August 28 - Under the Sea

10:00am - 3:00pm meet at the Visitor Center

 Oregon doesn't stop at the beach! Take a deeper dive into the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve by joining, Tara DuBois, Communications Coordinator for the Cape Perpetua Collaborative, for interactive exhibits at the Visitor Center. At 3:00pm Tara will lead a stroll on the Captain Cook's Trail to explore the rocky shoreline and marine reserve.

 Thursdays, May 30 - August 29 - Lunch with Dr. Jim Nechols

12:00pm at the Visitor Center

 Dr. Jim Nechols, retired professor of Entomology from Kansas State University, will present “Alien Invaders: Invasive Plants of Siuslaw National Forest” and “Self Defense 101 for Insects: Insect Defense Mechanisms”

 Saturdays, June 1 - August 31 - Ranger F.E.D Talks

12:00pm at the Visitor Center

 Join Siuslaw National Forest Field Rangers for a fun and informative "Forest, Explore, Discover" Siuslaw National Forest presentation in the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center theater

 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, June 4 - September 5 - Walk with a Ranger

12:00pm meet at the Visitor Center

 Explore a variety of natural history topics on The Giant Spruce Trail, Discovery Loop, or Captain Cook Trail on a guided hike lead by Siuslaw National Forest Field Rangers.

 These events are free, but a Northwest Forest Pass, Oregon Coast Passport, federal recreation pass, or $5 day-use fee is required within the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area and at some trailheads and day use sites. For more information on these events, contact the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center at 541-547-3289. To learn more about family-friendly activities on the forest, visit https://go.usa.gov/x5Xrq

Facilities Rentals 5/1/2019
2019 Council Goals 1/4/2019

Hello Yachats!

Please see the Council's Goals for the 2019 Calendar Year

https://yachatsoregon.org/Documents/Download/2019-01-02_Council_Goals.pdf


City Council Vision

Our village is a place where natural resources are valued and protected, where diversity is celebrated, and where a vibrant economy and sense of community pride create and recreate a living spirit. Yachats cares not just for its citizens’ basic needs but also supports them in their efforts to excel mentally, physically, artistically, and spiritually. It is a community with an enduring sense of itself.

Upcoming City Meetings More…

  • Planning Commission

    7/16/2019 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • Yachats Academy

    7/17/2019 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    7/17/2019 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

  • Parks & Commons Comm.

    7/18/2019 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • Emergency Planning

    8/1/2019 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • Council Work Session

    8/7/2019 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

  • Public Works & Streets Comm.

    8/13/2019 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • Finance Committee

    8/14/2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM