1967: Beach Bill

Beach Bill 50th Anniversary

Video: Oregon’s Beach Bill Celebrated

Maradel Gale

Every Tuesday and Thursday leading up to our 50th Anniversary Celebration in October, we will be sharing some of our greatest accomplishments to date, all of which were achieved by a group of ordinary #Oregonians working together over the last half-century. They championed landmark legislative policies that have transformed the health of our communities and helped spark a ripple of change across the nation. Join us as we celebrate 50 years of #LovingOregon, details in our profile! In this week’s #ThrowbackThursday highlight, we’re bringing you back to 1967! #DYK that the Beach Bill was a pivotal point for the environmental movement here in Oregon? The people who came together to strengthen access to the #PeoplesCoast were so inspired that a few months later they helped form the FIRST-multi-issue environmental advocacy group dedicated to Oregon’s water, air and land. (HINT: That’s us! Oregon Environmental Council) The Beach Bill established public access and ownership of Oregon’s beaches from the sea up to 16 vertical feet, which many Oregonians at the time thought they already had. —- Photo from @2bwise1 Selected by @sotauch

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1 Reply to "1967: Beach Bill"

  • Chris Hagerbaumer | Oregon Environmental Council
    September 20, 2018 (10:34 pm)

    […] Oregon has managed topreserve wild and scenic places due to forward-thinking policies as the 1967 Beach Bill and land use planning. But, she says, we have more work to do on issues such as climate protection […]