About WRCA

In 2010 Mike Keiser, owner of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, founded Wild Rivers Coast Alliance (WRCA). WRCA is a grant making organization which works to support a thriving south coast of Oregon by funding projects that yield triple-bottom-line results (conservation, community, and economy).

Seafood Collaborative

The Southwestern Oregon Food System Collaborative is a group of local organizations who have come together around the idea of creating a thriving and resilient local food system in Coos, Curry, and Douglas counties [...]

By |July 27th, 2017|Working Landscapes & Seascapes|

The Wild Rivers Coast Food Trail

The Farm Trail project grew out of the Travel Oregon Rural Tourism Studio program. Wild Rivers Coast Farm Trail is a cooperative promotional effort by nine participating farmers and markets, led by the Eat Fresh and Local action team with support from the Bandon Chamber of Commerce and [...]

By |July 26th, 2017|Working Landscapes & Seascapes|

Wild Rivers Land Trust

The mission of Wild Rivers Land Trust (WRLT) is to protect the natural treasures and working lands on Oregon’s Wild Rivers Coast in perpetuity [...]

By |March 14th, 2017|Capacity Building and Innovative Partnerships|

Scenic Bikeway

Oregon has the only Scenic Bikeways program in the nation, featuring routes that have been suggested, reviewed, ridden, and adopted by locals. Advocates of the Wild Rivers Scenic Bikeway have championed a plan for the Oregon Coast’s first Designated Scenic Bikeway route.

The 61-mile-long Wild Rivers Coast Bikeway starts at Battle Rock Park and passes through […]

By |March 30th, 2015|Sustainable Businesses and Nonprofit Organizations|

Wild Rivers Coast Regional Tourism Development

Throughout the past two years, the Wild Rivers Coast tourism committee has been working with Travel Oregon on destination development that will increase regional economic expansion through tourism. The region’s desire to raise the regional profile has spurred collaboration between Travel Oregon and Wild Rivers Coast Alliance to co-fund part-time capacity to continue building a […]

By |March 30th, 2015|Sustainable Businesses and Nonprofit Organizations|

Bandon High School Go Native Project

In 2013, Wild Rivers Coast Alliance awarded a $30,000 challenge grant to the Bandon High School Go Native project which required Go Native to raise the challenged amount from other sources before they were eligible to receive the grant from WRCA.  With the determination and dedication of Darcy Grahek, the Bandon School District’s Indian Education […]

By |March 30th, 2015|Working Landscapes & Seascapes|

Gorse Action Group

Gorse (Ulex europeaus) is an Oregon State Class B Noxious weed found in abundance on the southern Oregon coast. Gorse was intentionally introduced into the southern Oregon coast in the late 1800s and is now rated one of the top 100 worst invasive species worldwide (World Conservation Union), and the #1 most invasive species on the south coast of Oregon (Oregon State Parks).

By |March 30th, 2015|Working Landscapes & Seascapes|

Beaver Slough Drainage District

The Beaver Slough Drainage District (BSDD) is developing an innovative conservation project in the Coquille River basin that will increase the productivity of agricultural lands and improve the health of critical salmon habitat.  This project demonstrates the working landscapes concept which highlights a mutual benefit for both landowners and conservation.

Using funds provided by Wild Rivers […]

By |March 30th, 2015|Working Landscapes & Seascapes|

Washed Ashore

Community members of all ages work together to clean up beaches and process the debris into art supplies that are used to construct giant sculptures of the sea life most affected by plastic pollution. This community effort is led by founder and Executive Director, Angela Haseltine-Pozzi, who also serves as the lead artist at Washed Ashore based in Bandon, Oregon.

By |March 23rd, 2015|Capacity Building and Innovative Partnerships|

Valley Flora

Valley Flora: Langlois, Ore.
A narrow two-lane road traveling alongside Floras Creek, enters into the heart of the Wild Rivers Coast.

Driving, cycling or walking a one and a half mile stretch from the South Coastal State Highway 101, this road divides the sun-kissed hills of red and orange brush, and opens to the Farmstand of proprietress […]

By |March 13th, 2015|Sustainable Businesses and Nonprofit Organizations|