3 results for tag: Salem


Thank you Travel Oregon!

As we prepare to celebrate 50 years of loving Oregon, Oregon Environmental Council a proud to announce we are the recipient of Travel Oregon’s competitive grants program.The grant will help our nonprofit create a public art tourism loop in 2018 to celebrate our legacy of collaborative environmental policy in Oregon, including the Beach Bill, Bottle Bill and Bike Bill. We are excited to be partnering with Portland State University, the cities of Cannon Beach and Salem, Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative, 1000 Friends of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest College of Art on this project.The $17,000 awarded to OEC, is part of Travel Oregon's ...

Speak Up for Water!

If you care about clean and abundant water, we hope you will make your voice heard at an open house this June. At these open houses, the three state agencies responsible for protecting Oregon’s water and making sure we have enough water to go around will:share information on initiatives to prepare for drought, protect water instream for fish, reduce pesticide runoff, and more ask for public input on what to prioritize as they update the state’s Integrated Water Resources Strategy (IWRS)Sure, “Integrated Water Resources Strategy” is a wonky name, but the IWRS is a critical plan for ensuring that Oregon’s waterways are clean and ...

OEC supports ballot measure to fund “Cherriots”

The public transportation system serving Salem-Keizer residents has a great name – “Cherriots” – conjuring up images of beautiful horse-drawn carriages, but Cherriots has been struggling for years to meet the community’s needs. In fact, if you want to take the bus on the weekend or after 9:00 PM, tough luck!Part of the problem is the fact that Oregon lags far behind other states in supporting the daily operations of its local transit systems. From Basin Transit Service in Klamath Falls to TriMet in the Portland metro area, bus drivers and rail operators are getting people the places they need to go and creating broader community benefits, ...