BANDON — During a recent minus tide, people may have noticed orange cones on the beach around a sea stack. Those cones were put there by Shoreline Education for Awareness volunteers who, while not policing the beach, are trying their best to keep the black oystercatcher nests from being disturbed.
During that morning, the SEA volunteers Diane Bilderback and Nancy Bailey, among others, were happily educating anyone who asked why they were there. Bilderback and her husband Dave have been volunteering with both SEA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for many years.