Some lucky bidder is going to gain the opportunity to witness the coming solar eclipse in style while benefiting coastal conservation.
The Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition is auctioning off a week-long stay (Aug. 18-25) at an oceanfront resort, in a condo donated by a member. The resort is located between Newport and Depoe Bay, squarely in the “path of totality” for the August 21 total eclipse of the sun. The fully furnished condo sleeps up to six. The week’s rental will go to the highest bidder as of Aug. 1. The auction has begun, and bidding is up to $1,050. Given that the market value of the week’s lodging is $2,000 in an ordinary week, the leading bid thus far is a modest price indeed for a front-row seat at the celestial event of the century.
Funds gained through the auction go to Oregon Shores to support the organization’s work to protect Oregon’s public shoreline and coastal resources. For more information about the auction, and a link to the auction site, go to https://oregonshores.org/. As this is a private transaction, the name of the resort where the condo is located is not being released publicly. For information about the location, or any other aspect of the auction or the conservation work the winning bid will support, contact Phillip Johnson, Oregon Shores’ executive director, (503) 754-9303, firstname.lastname@example.org