The next edition of the Oregon Coast Quests Book will be
out in June 2009, and will include the D River Invasive Species Quest
once again.
The new book will contain directions for 23 Quests in Lincoln County:
- 15 old Quests
- 8 brand new Quests
- 10 Quests in the Lincoln City area
- 1 Quest with directions in both English and Spanish
The book will continue to cost only $6.00. The Lincoln City Community
Center will sell the books, as will the Lincoln City Visitors Center.
We're always looking for more places to sell books.

Please contact me if you have any questions, or visit the Oregon Coast
Quests website:
Yours truly,
Cait Goodwin Greetings all,

It's official... Oregon Coast Quests will hold a Guided Quest Activity to unveil the "D River Invasive Species Quest" on Sunday, June 29th, 2008 at 2:00pm. The public is invited to come try out this fun new Quest in Lincoln City and learn about the non-native species that call D River and Devils Lake home. Oregon Coast Quests coordinator Cait Goodwin will be on hand to distribute the necessary directions and help participants make their way through the Quest to find the hidden clues and Quest Box. The Quest is suitable for people of all ages, travels over generally level but unpaved paths, and will take 30 to 45 minutes to complete (or more if you bring boots and really get excited about looking for aquatic snails and clams). If you or anyone you know is interested in outdoor exploration, Devils Lake, and/or invasive species issues, please pass on this announcement!

WHEN: Sunday, June 29th at 2:00pm
WHERE: Meet at the D River Open Space City Park in Lincoln City, which is located on the EAST side of Hwy 101 at NE 1st street, on the NE bank of the D River channel. Please note that this location is on the opposite side of the highway from the D River Wayside and the Kite Festival.

RSVP: If you can... but if not, just stop by

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Cait Goodwin at or 541-961-0968

Oregon Coast Quests is a place-based education program that encourages people of all ages to get outside and explore their local environments. The 2008/09 Oregon Coast Quests Book contains the directions for 15 self-guided Quests in Lincoln County (six are in the Lincoln City area), and each 106 page spiral bound Quest Book costs only $6. Quest Books will be available to purchase at the Guided Quest Activity on June 29th, and thereafter at the Lincoln City Community Center. If you can't make the Guided Quest Activity and/or want to try additional Quests, consider buying a Quest Book and giving it a go on your own.

Happy Questing!

Cait Goodwin----------------------------------
Cait Goodwin
Coordinator, Oregon Coast Quests
Oregon Sea Grant


Press Release – June 24, 2008

Are you ready for an adventure? Go on a Quest! Oregon Coast Quests is a place-based education program that encourages people of all ages to get outside and explore their local environments.

New Quest Book
We are pleased to announce that the 2008/09 Oregon Coast Quests Book is now available, offering residents and tourists of all ages the directions for 15 clue-directed hunts in Lincoln County. This year’s book contains nearly double the number of Quests as last year, with the eight updated ‘old favorites’ from the first edition as well as seven ‘brand new’ Quests to try in Lincoln County. Each 106 page spiral-bound book costs only $6.00, and can be found for sale at the HMSC/OSU Visitor Center Bookstore and other retail locations in the community.

How to Play
All you need to go on a self-guided Quest are a set of directions, a pen or pencil, and a sense of adventure. Follow the Quest verses to find and collect the hidden letter clues. Put the letters you find in the appropriate numbered squares, and at the end of your journey, the words you’ve spelled will tell you where to find the hidden Quest Box. Inside the box lies a hand-carved stamp you can use to mark your book to prove that you made it to the end. The box also contains a log book for you to sign and leave comments about your discoveries. Be sure to replace the box contents and put the box back in its hiding place for the next person to find. And keep the location of the clues and box a secret so the activity can be fun for all!

Upcoming Events
Quest clues and boxes remain in place all year, so you can plan on doing a self-guided Quest whenever the site is open to the public. But for those interested in trying out a Quest with guidance, there are two FREE Quest activities planned for this weekend:
• On Saturday, June 28th from 10am to 4pm, Oregon Coast Quests will have a booth at Hatfield Marine Science Center’s SeaFest, and will distribute copies of the “HMSC Sustainability Quest” for the public to try.
• On Sunday, June 29th at 2:00pm, Oregon Coast Quests will lead the public on the “D River Invasive Species Quest”. Meet at the D River Open Space City Park in Lincoln City (On the EAST side of Hwy 101, on the other side of the highway from the Kite Festival and D River Wayside).

What Will You Find?
In addition to finding hidden clues and a Quest Box, Questers discover special and sometimes-overlooked ‘treasures’ in the local environment. Some Quests help identify plants, animals or ecosystems. Other Quests highlight history, architecture, geology, or art. Each Quest holds a story and at least a few surprises. Most Quests take about 45-60 minutes to complete, keep to existing paths or trails, and are appropriate for explorers of all ages. See the outdoors in a new way by going on a Quest!

Where Are Quests Located?
The new Quest Book contains the maps and directions for 15 Quests in Lincoln County:
Crowley Creek Quest (Otis)
Kirtsis Park Quest (Lincoln City)
D River Invasive Species Quest (Lincoln City)
Head Start Forest Management Quest (Lincoln City)
Head Start Fern Quest (Lincoln City)
Taft Quest (Lincoln City)
Big Creek Park Quests (Newport)
Water, Water Everywhere Quest (Newport)
City Center History Quest (Newport)
Toledo Arcadia Quest (Toledo)
HMSC Yaquina Estuary Quest (Newport)
HMSC Sustainability Quest (Newport)
South Beach State Park Quest (South Beach)
Oregon Hatchery Research Center Quest (Alsea)
YYFAP Habitats of Diversity Quest (Yachats)

Who Makes Quests?
Identifiable members of the community make Quests for others to enjoy. Quest Partners include youth/school groups, park rangers, historians, and educators.

If you would like to learn more about Oregon Coast Quests, where to buy a Quest Book, or how to make and/or maintain a Quest, please visit our website:, or contact program coordinator Cait Goodwin at or 541-961-0968.

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