Oregon’s public beaches are a hallmark of the state. Yet, the gift of public shores was not always a sure thing, especially at a time when states were in favor of the privatization of beaches around the US. This Nature Talk celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Oregon’s famous Beach Bill with land-use expert and historian Bob Bailey, as he walks us through the path that led Oregon to free and public beaches. He will explore the individuals, the serendipity, and the public engagement that have secured Oregon’s beaches as free and public spaces.
Bob Bailey serves on the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition after concluding his career as the state’s leading coastal planner at the Department of Land Conservation and Development. He is the former manager of the Oregon Coastal Management Program and coauthored The Oregon Oceanbook. Bailey retired in November 2011 after nearly 40 years of working on local, state, regional, and national coastal and ocean management issues.
Location: Eco Hub @ The Willamette Heritage Center
Address: 1313 Mill Street SE, Salem, OR 97301
Cost: $5 suggested donation | Open to the public
For more information, email info@StraublCenter.org or call 503-779-5227