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September 22, 2021

Silent Auction For Animal Haven Rescue

Even though the Muttzanita Dog Festival 2021 has been canceled, Four Paws on the Beach in Manzanita is still raising funds to support Animal Haven by The Sea Rescue in a variety of ways. One of those ways is by having silent-bid auction items on display in the Four Paws on the […]
September 18, 2021

Celebrate Bounty Of The Bays

Bidding is now live for Tillamook Estuaries Partnership (TEP) Bounty of the Bays Online Silent Auction. Use the link below to bid on some great prize packages from Nehalem River Ranch, OAR Angling, and many more! Proceeds go to a wide variety of local conservation projects. Use this link to join in […]
September 18, 2021

A Fond Farewell

Hello friends, After 8 years at the Manzanita Visitors Center, I am moving on to a new adventure at the end of September. It has been an honor to represent my beloved Manzanita and have the opportunity to meet people from across the country and from around the world. Thank you for […]
August 27, 2021

Animal Haven By The Sea

Not all heroes wear capes. Meet Lee Blackmon of Animal Haven by The Sea Rescue, our local animal rescue. Lee is a tireless champion of animal well-being and he spends his time rescuing, fostering, feeding and providing medical care for countless fur babies in our area. Animal Haven relies heavily on funds […]
August 26, 2021

Local Event Cancelations

The Covid surge in our area continues to have consequences. This past week, several local organizations have announced a slew of event cancelations. To this point, they include: – North Tillamook Library – Manzanita, OR Annual Book Sale (Sept. 3-4) – Nehalem Bay Winery Labor Day Concert & Dinner – 2021 Muttzanita […]
August 24, 2021

Covid-19 Update

08/25/2021 – We have reached a critical stage of the pandemic in our county. Please read the message below, delivered yesterday from the Tillamook County Board of Commissioners: “Dear Friends and Neighbors, The COVID Delta variant is spreading like wildfire among the unvaccinated in our community. In the past two weeks we […]
August 11, 2021

Face Mask Update

UPDATED: August 19 As you’ve no doubt heard, the Delta Variant is pummeling Oregon and the rest of the country. Oregon will resume a statewide face mask mandate indoors, regardless of vaccination status. While this is disappointing, it isn’t altogether unexpected: Tillamook County, where Manzanita resides, saw 79 new cases of Covid-19 […]
July 31, 2021

Coffee For Beach Trash

Beach trash is a big problem along the Oregon Coast year-round. Sometimes it seems too much for anyone to handle. But you can be part of the solution and help us keep the beach clean! On your way to your next beach walk, drop by the Manzanita Visitors Center for a trash […]
July 29, 2021

Plan Ahead

Tips for traveling to the Oregon Coast any time of year, but especially during COVID when services may be at a minimum: Plan ahead: know what’s open. If you have questions, call us at (503).812.5510 or sign up for our weekly bulletin at info@exploremanzanita.com Have a Plan B for when trails and […]
July 22, 2021

Area Burn Restrictions & Info

Locally, there is a burn ban in effect. This means no burn barrels or burn piles. For updated info on local burn restrictions, visit https://nehalembayfirerescue.org/ As of July 22, all camp fires have been banned in all state parks east of Interstate 5. To keep an eye on upcoming restriction announcements, including […]