Summer starts with a bang in Newport

The Nature Conservancy invites anyone interested in preserving Cascade Head Preserve to participate in a volunteer work party taking place on Saturday, June 8. 

Located near Lincoln City, Cascade Head is a coastal promontory overlooking the Pacific Ocean that provides critical habitat for native prairie grasses, rare wildflowers, the threatened Oregon Silverspot butterfly and the Cascade Head catchfly. 

Volunteers will be removing invasive blackberry. The work party includes a four to five-mile round-trip hike with elevation gain and may require volunteers to hike off trail and stand on uneven ground while working. People should bring hiking shoes, a daypack, lunch and snacks, a full water bottle, layers of clothing to be prepared for any weather and gloves if you have them (if not, gloves are available to borrow. 

Registration is required at For more information, call 503-802-8100 or email [email protected].

There will be multicultural traditional and indigenous World Beat music with the Thunder & Lightness Ensemble and Ocean Thunder Drummers, featuring the Newport Community Drum Circle’s Chandler Davis, Donna Hill (West African drums), Sandra Surber (Middle Eastern and African rhythms), and special musical guests.

Scheduled special guests this month include popular drummer Rodney Turner and percussionist Skip Floraday, of Lincoln County’s Undrtow band, but don’t be surprised if the stage suddenly fills up with guests of all skill levels and musical orientations.

This is a free and family friendly event, and all ages are welcome. Cafe Mundo is located at 209 NW Coast St. For more information, contact Chandler Davis at 541-272-4615 or [email protected].


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