12 results for tag: #LovingOregon


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 ...