Yachats, OR – Join Siuslaw National Forest botanist, Marty Stein, on a one and a half hour guided plant walk at Cape Perpetua on Saturday, April 19. The walk will start at 1:30 p.m. and will cover the wonders of skunk cabbage, quirks of pollination and other stories about native plants on the Oregon Coast.
“Marty is passionate about protecting native plants, controlling noxious weeds and the Siuslaw National Forest’s mission to restore natural habitats,” notes Lori Robertson, Cape Perpetua Visitor Center Director. “He wants to promote better understanding of the role of native plants in the environment and is happy to answer visitor questions” she adds.
To secure a place on this hike please call 541-547-3289. The hike will be limited to the first 15 people to sign-up.
If unpredictable weather prohibits an outside excursion, Stein will discuss plants on display inside the Visitor Center.
Stein has been a botanist with the Siuslaw National Forest for nine years. Prior to that, he worked at various National Forests throughout Oregon and Washington. He received his education at the University of Massachusetts.
A $5 day-use pass is required at Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. Several annual passes are also available to meet a variety of circumstances, if you plan on staying longer or visit often. There is no cost for the walk and discussion.
Cape Perpetua Visitor Center is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily during the springtime. Overnight parking is not allowed at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center or the Devil’s Churn parking lot.
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For more information, please call the Visitor Center at 541-547-3289 or visit us on the web at www.fs.usda.gov/siuslaw. You can also follow us at twitter.com/SiuslawNF and www.facebook.com/DiscoverCapePerpetua.
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