Map of tree drop off location indicating on Fort Clatsop road on the right before Netul landing

Cocoa and Coho
Christmas Tree Drop-off

Drop your Christmas tree off anytime between December 26th and January 20th at the Colewort Creek restoration site. Trees will be moved to the Coho Sanctuary in Seaside to provide valuable habitat for aquatic life, including juvenile coho salmon.

Inspiration for this project came from the work of the Necanicum Watershed Council & Tualatin Valley Trout Unlimited at the Coho Sanctuary in Seaside, and is now available through the North Coast Watershed Association and Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. Check-out the Coho Sanctuary on Facebook to see what your tree can do .

If you have questions please call 503-861-4445 or e-mail us.
Volunteer helping with tree planting
On January 20th from 1-3pm volunteers are invited plant a Sitka spruce or red alder seedling near the tree drop-off location at the Colewort Creek restoration site. It will be muddy! So come prepared with appropriate attire. All the materials, gloves and hot cocoa will be provided.
Great Pink Heron awaiting scavenger hunt

Come join us for the 21st Annual Great Backyard Bird Count!

February 16th-19th, 2018


  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day complete a self-guided scavenger hunt for local birds including the illusive and endemic great pink heron (see photo to the right).
    • Stop in at the visitor center to pay your fee, grab your scavenger hunt list, and borrow binoculars and a bird guide.
  • 8:30 am Saturday February 5th join a guided birding walk starting at the visitor center.
  • 1 p.m. Sunday, February 18, 2018 - Learn about "California Condors: an Oregon Treasure" by Travis Koons, Oregon Zoo Avian Curator in the visitor center, Netul River Room.

Visit for more information about the Great Backyard Bird Count, organized by Audubon, Bird Studies Canada, and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.


Last updated: January 10, 2018

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Mailing Address:

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
92343 Fort Clatsop Road

Astoria, OR 97103


(503) 861-2471

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