Beach Bill Birthday Bash

Posted by OCVA / July 8, 2017

July 8th, 2017

This is the year to celebrate Oregon's beautiful–and singularly protected–beaches. It's the 50th anniversary of Oregon's Beach Bill, signed into law in July 1967 to safeguard beaches from development.

But it easily could have been a different story. When lawmakers first introduced it, the bill faced steep opposition. Ultimately Oregonians fought for their beloved beaches. And so it is that today, 50 years later, this beach is yours and mine and everyone's, to treasure and protect, forever.

Join us for this free event open to everybody.

Where: Oregon State Capitol, 900 Court St. NE, Salem, Oregon

When: JULY 8, 2017 from 10 AM to 2 PM

Activities include:
*Concert on the Capitol lawn (bring your beach blanket) with Slater Smith
*Beach-themed tours of the Capitol. Visit the Pioneer!
*Kite making and other kid-friendly activities.
*Educational displays
*Programs on beachcombing, clamming and crabbing.

Free parking under the Capitol Mall (accessible from Chemeketa Street, from Capitol or Winter Streets).

Interested? Follow our Facebook Event!

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