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All Invited to Oregon's Beach Bill 50th Birthday Bash Saturday

Celebrate Oregon's Beach Bill, making the coastline open to all

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(SALEM, Ore.) - 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.

This free event is open to everybody.

  • Event Begins @ 10:00 a.m.: Oregon State Capitol, 900 Court St NE, Salem, Oregon 97301
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Slater Smith -- Concert on the Lawn
  • Beach Bill-themed tours of the Capitol. Visit the Pioneer!
  • Learn the story of Oregon's beaches and how you can protect them.
  • Giant sandbox, kites, and face painting
  • FREE birthday cupcakes & scoops of really creamy Tillamook Ice Cream (limited supply)
  • Interactive demos and activities
  • Join SOLVE's "pledge for trash-free seas"
  • Photos with the Tillamook Yum Bus, a giant Dungeness crab, and a 7-foot salmon sculpture made from beach trash
  • Food trucks, including Mo's Chowder
  • Raffle for limited edition glass floats

Free parking in the Capitol Mall and underground garage at the corner of Winter and Chemeketa.

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