Spring safety reminder sounded for Oregon coast


The arrival of spring brings many visitors to the Oregon coast and all of us want you to be safe while exploring the shoreline.

"March can be a tricky time of year on the coast," says Lisa Stevenson, OPRD beach ranger speaking at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area. "The ocean can still experience stormy winter weather despite the warmer temperatures on land."

Coastal threats can come in the form of powerful waves, unstable logs on beaches and erosion of rocks and cliffs.

"People are so excited for the spring sunshine that sometimes safety takes a back seat," Stevenson adds. "But preparation and common sense go a long way to keeping you safe on the coast."

Stevenson lists several tips for ensuring your trip to the coast is a safe one: