Newport Surfrider Surf n’ Stewardship Film Series “The Politics of Sand”

Posted by OCVA / March 23, 2017

The Surfrider Foundation’s Newport Chapter is proud to announce its second annual Surf n’ Stewardship film series.

2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of the passage of Oregon’s Beach Bill. This landmark legislation guarantees access and makes public Oregon’s 362 miles of beaches and the movement to pass this legislation forever made beaches a birthright for Oregonians and visitors from around the world. In celebration of this important anniversary, the Newport Chapter has curated films focused on the enjoyment and protection of our treasured ocean and beaches.

The Politics of Sand, is a film about the history and substantial effort that went into Governor Oswald West’s 1913 landmark legislation and the creation of the 1967 Oregon Beach Bill, which together solidified Oregon’s beaches as open and accessible to the public. Thursday, March 23th, 6:30pm at the Rouge Brewers on the Bay in Newport, OR

This event will feature brief presentations from Surfrider Foundation staff and Newport Chapter volunteers connecting the each film to current campaigns, programs and events happening locally and statewide. 

This film series is hosted event sponsor Rogue Brewery. A special thanks to our other partners and sponsors: Ossie’s Surf Shop, Roby’s Furniture and Aplliance, OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center, Oregon Sea Grant, Ocean Pulse Surf Shop, Pura Vida Surf Shop and the Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society.

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