Haystack Rock Awareness Program
The Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP) is a stewardship and environmental education program whose mission is to protect, through education, the intertidal and bird ecology of the Marine Garden and Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge at Haystack Rock. Since its modest beginnings in 1985, HRAP has educated and inspired over nine hundred thousand adults and children to learn about the natural resources at Haystack Rock and in other places on our Earth.
Stewardship and Environmental EducationOur goal is to promote stewardship of the environment and to prevent ecosystem degradation at Haystack Rock. To accomplish this, HRAP offers an extensive interpretive program on the beach in front of Haystack Rock during most spring and summer low tides. Trained staff and volunteers are present to answer visitor questions and share their knowledge about this amazing offshore island and other marine related topics.
How to be a Steward at Haystack Rock
1. Tread lightly - Always stay on sand or small bare rock. Watch where you are stepping while exploring the intertidal areas to avoid stepping on vulnerable animals like anemones and barnacles.
Most importantly remember...
1. Collection within 300 yards around Haystack Rock
HRAP Beach Programs
Beach Program Schedule
Program Coordinator, Melissa Keyser