Oregon Water, Parks and Wildlife Campaign

Victory | November 02 2010

Coastal Preservation

The passage of ballot measure 76 continues to dedicate 15% of lottery proceeds to Oregon State Parks & Watershed Restoration activities, which were set to expire in 2014. Oregon Chapter members helped in this effort by collecting signatures to get the issue on the ballot, as well as educating the citizenry about the benefits of our state park system, submitting a statement of support for the voters pamphlet, and encouraging people to vote. These funds have been used over the past 12 years to purchase land for new state parks, improve watershed conditions, and educate school children on the importance of stewardship. The measure passed with nearly 70% of the vote.

Coastal Preservation

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.

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