May 12, 2021
New Roving Nature at Heceta Head
Walking the trail at the Heceta Head lightstation is a symphony of sights and sounds. Beautiful flowers, dramatic rocky outcroppings, interesting birds, and the exciting blows of passing gray whales show off all the glory of the Oregon Coast.
Keepers of Heceta Head Lightstation is pleased to announce the arrival of a new roving nature ranger at the lightstation. Dina Pavlis has volunteered on the Oregon Coast as an interpretive ranger for the past 18 years. “I’m thrilled to be part of the outstanding KHHL team at Heceta Head Lightstation this season. There is so much to experience here, from the natural beauty to the fascinating history of the lightstation and keepers who lived there,” said Pavlis. “I look forward to sharing the natural history story of this important historical site.”
Beginning Memorial Day Weekend, Pavlis will be roving the trail between the beach and lighthouse every Friday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM answering questions about geology, plants, marine mammals and birds. Pavlis is in the process of developing several outdoor events for the lightstation, working to ensure they will be safe for visitors this season. “Nature programs will look a little different this year due to Covid-19. I’m working on things that will allow visitors to spread out while they learn about and experience the outstanding nature at this site.” Programs will be announced on the Keepers of Heceta Head Lightstation Facebook page as they are scheduled.