City of Cannon Beach

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Haystack Rock Awareness Program

The Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP) is a stewardship and environmental education program whose mission is to protect, through education, the intertidal and bird ecology of the Marine Garden and Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge at Haystack Rock. Since its modest beginnings in 1985, HRAP has educated and inspired over nine hundred thousand adults and children to learn about the natural resources at Haystack Rock and in other places on our Earth.

Stewardship and Environmental Education

Our goal is to promote stewardship of the environment and to prevent ecosystem degradation at Haystack Rock. To accomplish this, HRAP offers an extensive interpretive program on the beach in front of Haystack Rock during most spring and summer low tides. Trained staff and volunteers are present to answer visitor questions and share their knowledge about this amazing offshore island and other marine related topics.

How to be a Steward at Haystack Rock
Intertidal areas are fragile ecosystems. Activities such as trampling, turning over rocks, and removing animals from their habitat can greatly damage the tidepool life. Yet we can all enjoy tidepool areas and ensure their survival for future generations by following a few simple rules:

1. Tread lightly - Always stay on sand or small bare rock. Watch where you are stepping while exploring the intertidal areas to avoid stepping on vulnerable animals like anemones and barnacles.
2. Explore Gently - Enjoy watching wildlife in its natural state and leave the environment undisturbed. Use your eyes more than your hands. Do not poke, pry, or take animals or plants off rocks. Take only memories and leave only footprints.

Most importantly remember...
Haystack Rock is a protected Marine Garden and National Wildlife Refuge. State and federal law prohibit:

1. Collection within 300 yards around Haystack Rock
2. Climbing above the high tide line (or barnacle line)

HRAP Beach Programs

We provide:
- Trained Rocky Shore Interpreters (staff and volunteers)
- Interpretive signs and educational brochures
- Bird stations with spotting scopes
- Display tanks and microscopes (during special Aquaria Displays)

Beach Program Schedule

February 2016 [.pdf]
March 2016 [.pdf]
April 2016 [.pdf]
May 2016 [.pdf]
June 2016 [.pdf]
July 2016 [.pdf]
August 2016 [.pdf]
September 2016 [.pdf]
October 2016 [.pdf]

Donations

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Wish List
To donate please visit: Friends of Haystack Rock at http://friendsofhaystackrock.org/

Haystack Rock

Program Coordinator, Melissa Keyser
Email: hrap@ci.cannon-beach.or.us
Phone: 503-436-8060 (TTY:503-436-8097)

Quick Links

Upcoming Events

 

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HRAP Upcoming Events

Event

Date

Time

Location

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Open to

Marine Debris Survey

Monday, July 25th

11-12pm

Haystack Rock - Cannon Beach, OR

HRAP@ci.cannon-beach.or.us

Public

OPRD - Campfire Talk

Tuesday, July 26th 

7pm

Fort Stevens - Warrenton, OR

HRAP@ci.cannon-beach.or.us

Public

Oregon Coast Aquarium Guest Display

Wednesday, July 27th

10am-4pm

Oregon Cosat Aquarium - Newport, OR

HRAPVolunteer@ci.cannon-beach.or.us

Public

Micro-Plastic Cleanup (STF & Sleepy Monk)

Wednesday, August 10th

11-1pm

TBD

HRAP@ci.cannon-beach.or.us

Public

Discover Haystack Rock: Kids Day

Saturday, August 20th

9-11am

Haystack Rock - Cannon Beach, OR

HRAP@ci.cannon-beach.or.us

Public

Summer Potluck and Photo Day

Saturday, August 20th

TBD

City Hall - Cannon Beach, OR

HRAPVolunteer@ci.cannon-beach.or.us

Public

Cannon Beach Farmers Market Display

Tuesday, August 23rd

12:30-5pm

City Hall - Cannon Beach, OR

HRAP@ci.cannon-beach.or.us

Public

OPRD - Campfire Talk

Tuesday, August 23rd

7pm

Fort Stevens - Warrenton, OR

HRAP@ci.cannon-beach.or.us

Public

Marine Debris Survey

Monday, August 29th

3-4pm

Haystack Rock - Cannon Beach, OR

HRAP@ci.cannon-beach.or.us

Public

Oregon Coast Aquarium Guest Display

Wednesday, August 31st

10-4pm

Oregon Cosat Aquarium - Newport, OR

HRAP@ci.cannon-beach.or.us

Public

Discover Haystack Rock: Citizen Science

Saturday, September 3rd

9-11am

Haystack Rock - Cannon Beach, OR

HRAP@ci.cannon-beach.or.us

Public