Active | January 09 2017
Oregon’s 362 miles of public ocean beaches are the signature feature of the Oregon coast and a principal economic driver for coastal communities. But beaches face increasing problems of visitor safety, access, increased marine debris, beachfront armoring and dune grading, and a rising and expanding range of recreational uses. These issues are driven by growing tourism in all seasons, unabated demand for ocean front development, and increasingly severe storm and erosion events due to climate-driven changes in the ocean, all of which are likely to persist.
Renewed investment in Oregon’s beaches is particularly appropriate at this year's 50th anniversary passage of the Oregon Beach Bill and essential to meet future management challenges and ensure that the legacy of our public beaches will endure for generations to come. Coastal legislators have come together to sponsor HB 2506 and SB 745, an Ocean Beach Fund to help meet these increasing challenges and further protect the legacy of Oregon's public beaches.
Join us in supporting the establishment of an Ocean Beach Fund - learn more about the bill and our campaign in the resources below.
Beaches are a unique and dynamic landscape that should be protected for the future. The Surfrider Foundation is leading efforts at the state and local levels to protect our shorelines on every coast. Our efforts are focused on establishing appropriate setbacks for development, opposing shoreline structures, and placing coastal lands in public trust.Learn More