A group of 29 people from local visitor centers and tourist-related businesses along the south coast recently gathered at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center to learn about gray whales from Ian Fawley, Interpretive Ranger at the Depoe Bay Whale Watch Center and Beverly Beach State Park.
The program was the second in a planned series of subject-based “We Speak” trainings designed for people who work at motels, restaurants and stores frequented by tourists, as well as for volunteers at local visitor centers during the spring whale migration this week.
The objective of the “We Speak” program was to help volunteers and merchants provide more accurate and complete information and answers to frequently asked questions about what to do and see along the Central Oregon coast.
Gerald Stanley, a volunteer at the Yachats Visitor Center, said he is often asked about the Whale Watching program sponsored by Oregon State Parks when he is on duty.
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