Tag Archives: Beach Bill

Oregon’s economic vitality relies on forest industries | Opinion

Oregon’s economic diversity is a strength worth celebrating — perhaps nowhere more so than in Lane County, where we find such thriving sectors as travel and tourism, higher education, high-tech and natural resources.Unfortunately, Ed Whitelaw and Winston Hovekamp, authors of a May 11 guest column, fail to recognize that the natural resources sector remains one […]
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Where We Live: Oregon’s public beaches

Oregon’s longest state park is its 362 miles of public beaches. We take it for granted that we can go anywhere on the Oregon Coast — the beaches are open for everyone to walk along, but that wouldn’t be the case if the legislature didn’t pass the beach bill 50 years ago. A just-published book […]
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PHOTOS: Beach Bill celebration at Oregon State Capitol

A faux beach is setup during a celebration of 50 years of the Oregon Beach Bill, which protected all Oregon Beaches from private ownership and development, at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Source: PHOTOS: Beach Bill celebration at Oregon State Capitol

VIDEO: Oregon Beach Bill 50th anniversary celebration at Capitol

To celebrate 50 years of Oregon beaches being protected, the Capitol hosted a party complete with free food, kites and a faux beach. Source: VIDEO: Oregon Beach Bill 50th anniversary celebration at Capitol

Parks foundation marks Beach Bill anniversary with new book

Oregon’s State Parks Foundation is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the state’s groundbreaking Beach Bill with a new book. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Parks foundation marks Beach Bill anniversary with new book

OREGON COAST: Recognized

The Oregon State Parks Foundation has announced the publication of Oregon Coast — A Legacy Like No Other in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the signing of Oregon’s “Beach Bill” on July 6, 1967. Source: OREGON COAST: Recognized | Community | thenewsguard.com

50th anniversary of Oregon Beach Bill

Oregon beachgoers have unfettered access to the state’s 362 miles of coastline thanks to a landmark piece of legislation signed in 1967. Fifty years ago today, Gov. Tom McCall signed the Oregon Beach Bill. The bill established public ownership along Oregon’s coastline, from the water up to 16 feet above the low tide mark. The […]
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A legacy for everyone | Opinion

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Oregon’s Beach Bill, the gift that keeps on giving. The Beach Bill — the only one of its kind in the country — guarantees access to all of Oregon’s beaches to all of its people, as well as visitors from all over the world, forever. Source: A legacy for […]
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Oregon celebrates 50 years of Beach Bill

Imagine resorts carved into the coastline, fences blocking access to the beaches, and “no trespassing” signs posted on trails to the ocean. We’ve never had to in Oregon because we have free unrestricted public access to all the state’s beaches. Source: Oregon celebrates 50 years of Beach Bill

Beach Bill: Celebrating 50 years of public beaches 

Former Gov. McCall’s son toasts Oregon’s Beach Bill In a lot of ways, the relationship between the Oregon Coast and those who live here is like a marriage vow: you love it for better or for worse. This love was tested as about 30 people huddled under umbrellas and raincoats in a sporadic rain and […]
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