1968: OEC is founded
Our first volunteer president Maradel Gale begins lobbying for the environment on behalf of concerned citizens across our great state.
This week in 1968, one of our founders sat in reflection on the “savvy and enthusiasm” of #Oregonians who wanted to do more to protect Oregon’s water, air and land. Out of a meeting in Bend on May 9, 1968, an idea sparked that led to several Oregonians, coming together to form Oregon Environmental Council just a few months later. “In the end, it will be the state itself which can pass strong laws…and keep Oregon as beautiful as it is now,” wrote Brock Evans to a friend after that meeting.🌲🏔 – – – As we prepare to celebrate 50 years of loving Oregon, we celebrate the eager catalysts who helped spark an environmental movement in the Pacific Northwest. #ItsYourOregon #ProtectWhatYouLove #ThrowbackThursday