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Have I mentioned how our weekends have turned into workends? Well, they have.

 

Fortunately for us, we spent this Saturday at a birthday bash. We celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Oregon Beach Bill. This bill is instrumental in the maintenance and structure of the Oregon coast. Beaches are all public in this wonderful, green state. Privatization is a dirty word, used in other states *cough California, cough*. We were happy to wake up at 5 am and drive to the state capitol building in Salem and spend the entire day talking to people.

 

What amazed me was the numerous partners we have who care for the beaches. Although state agencies are responsible for maintenance of most beaches, there are partnerships with federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, and residents. All of whom care for the health and quality of their public beaches.

 

I’m so happy I could celebrate this anniversary, because without it there wouldn’t be 362 miles of open beach.

 

Also,  I fell into a giant crab.

Gabriela Wolf
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