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1971: Bike Bill

https://oeconline.org/bike-bill/#DYK #Oregon was the first state to set aside funds for bike lanes? It happened in 1971, when Oregon Environmental Council and others helped pass the Bike Bill. This bill requires that at least 1% of state highway funds are used to provide and enhance public walkways and bike paths. #TBT Where’s your favorite bike route in Oregon? Tell us by commenting below! --- 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 ...

1969: First conference on statewide Oregon environmental concerns sponsored by OEC


1969: OEC hires first full-time staff

This provided leadership on environmental issues and a consistent voice in the Oregon Legislature.https://oeconline.org/larry-williams/

1968: OEC is founded

Our first volunteer president Maradel Gale begins lobbying for the environment on behalf of concerned citizens across our great state.https://oeconline.org/maradel-gale/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 ...

1968: Mt. Jefferson Wilderness Area

https://oeconline.org/larry-williams/For today's #ThrowbackTuesday post, we want to highlight the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness Area. #DYK in 1968, Oregon Environmental Council helped pass this act that grants the highest level of protection possible for natural areas in the nation, classifying over 100,000 acres as a wilderness area? For those visiting Mt. Jefferson or its wilderness area, please share your photos with us! Tag us! #LovingOregon #ItsYourOregon --- 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 ...

1967: Beach Bill

https://oeconline.org/beach-bill-50th-anniversary-pivotal-point-for-oregons-environment/https://oeconline.org/video-oregons-beach-bill-celebrated/https://oeconline.org/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 #LovingOr...