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 $400,000 in matching grant funding this year to organizations around the state to enhance, expand and promote visitor industry.

“The grants we awarded this year help us to fulfill Travel Oregon’s mission to inspire travel that drives sustainable economic development,” said Todd Davidson, Travel Oregon CEO in a written press release. “By supporting these innovative projects, we are better able to share the stories of Oregon’s people and places, deliver world-class experiences, strengthen the industry and ensure the preservation of Oregon’s way of life and its natural places.”

For a full list of the 29 projects awarded, read Travel Oregon’s press release.

If you’d like to find out more on how you can support OEC’s effort to install historic landmarks commemorating 50 years of bringing people together to protect Oregon’s environment, contact Kevin Kasowski at kevink@oeconline.org or 503-222-1963 x120.

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