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Save the date and time. Odes to the Tides. Neal Maine program. Thursday. June 13, 6-8:00 pm.

Naturalist, ecologist, photographer Neal Maine

Photo of Neal Maine on location/ c. Randall Henderson used with permission.


Naturalist, ecologist and acclaimed photographer Neal Maine will lecture during the Seaside June “Ode to the Tides” show, a Wetlands Conservancy traveling art exhibit to highlight the beauty and economic value of near-shore coastal habitats.

 “Raising the Capacity of Estuary and Wetlands Awareness” by Neal Maine

Seaside Public Library

1131 Broadway Street

June 13, 6-8:00 pm

Free  program and open to the public

“Communities must explore a strategic framework that functions and bridges the gap at the community and regional level that makes ongoing community-based awareness an everyday agenda item.”

Neal Maine often lectures throughout the region raising awareness of coastal ecology and the wildlife with whom we share the region’s estuaries, freshwater wetlands and forests.

“Communities must find ways to ensure systemic community renewal for all citizens beyond government meetings. Efforts need to include comprehensive engagement of citizens in a broad range of community processes.”


After a thirty-year career as an award winning biology teacher at Seaside High School since his retirement, Neal Maine has pursued his passion for nature photography through PacificLight Images. Photography centers around coastal and Columbia River landscape, ecology and the rich estuary habitat with the surrounding wetlands. PacificLight Images, is dedicated to working with coastal communities to protect habitat.


Watercolor by Pam Haunschild/ Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale



The Wetlands Conservancy and partners are sponsoring Ode to the Tides, a traveling art exhibit and sale to highlight the ecological value of near-shore coastal habitats.

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Image:  “Eelgrass Meadow” watercolor by Emily Miller/ logo calligraphy by Kajira Berry


Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale contains original art in a variety of media, created by Northwest artists at venues on the Northern Oregon coast and Willamette Valley.

Through May 28th– Giustina Gallery, LaSells Stewart Center, Corvallis OR

Through June 30th Fairweather Gallery and Art-in-Loft Gallery in Beach Books, Seaside OR

August 2nd – September 25th Newport Visual Arts Center & Hatfield Marine Science Center Visitor Center & Maritime Museum, Newport OR

November – December Beaverton Library & Beaverton City Hall, Beaverton OR

For a sneak peek at the art created for the exhibit, please go to!ApX3G0K1CP6QvUoil55E7MCQvR8Y



The Wetlands Conservancy is the only organization in Oregon dedicated to permanently protect, conserve and restore Oregon’s greatest wetlands.


Ode to the Tides goals are to recognize the aesthetic and ecological significance Oregon’s estuaries, tide pools and intertidal habitats, to spark community and creative interdisciplinary engagement, promote conservation and enhance visitor experience and support of coastal resources and communities.



Grant funding  for the SEASIDE Ode to the Tides exhibit and program made possible through:

Purpose The Clatsop County Cultural Coalition grants are funded by the Oregon Cultural Trust and awarded to projects that support, maintain, preserve and …
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