From 1000 Friends of Oregon
Lincoln City Event Explores the Future of Oregon’s Coast
1000 Friends of Oregon Hosts Event with Renowned Author Matt Love in Lincoln City, Thursday, August 8
PORTLAND, July 17—The Oregon Coast has long held special symbolic importance for Oregonians. As the state celebrates 100 years since Governor Oswald West helped ensure permanent public access to Oregon beaches, the area is receiving special attention from advocates, researchers, and the public.
Few contemporary writers have captured the spirit of the Oregon Coast with as talented and unique a voice as Matt Love. The founder of Newport-based Nestucca Spit Press, Love is the writer/editor of ten books about Oregon, most of them focusing on the Coast. He is a passionate defender of the Coast’s integrity and beauty.
1000 Friends is pleased to host Matt Love in Lincoln City on Thursday, August 8, for the third event in our 2013 McCall Society Speaker Series. The event will begin with a reception at 5:30 PM, followed by a presentation and Q&A from 6:00-7:00 PM. The event will be held at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101.
This event is free and open to the public. Donations to 1000 Friends of Oregon will be accepted and appreciated. RSVPs are required. Visit www.friends.org/Matt-Love to RSVP.
Matt Love’s books include Sometimes a Great Movie, about the filming of Sometimes a Great Notion; Gimme Refuge, a memoir of a decade as caretaker of the Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge; and Grasping Wastrels vs. Beaches Forever Inc., a chronicle of land use battles on the Coast. Love was awarded the Stewart H. Holbrook Literary Legacy Award by Oregon Literary Arts in 2009.
Love’s latest book is Of Walking in Rain, a unique work of nonfiction blending a variety of literary styles to celebrate this ubiquitous and beautiful part of life on the Oregon Coast. At the August event, Love will discuss current challenges and ideas to preserve the health and beauty of the Oregon Coast for generations to come.
“Governor Oswald West called Oregon’s Coast the ‘great birthright of our people.’ These words ring as true today as they did a century ago,” said 1000 Friends Executive Director Jason Miner. “1000 Friends of Oregon is to hear from Matt Love and coastal residents about their concerns for this extraordinary region’s future.”
1000 Friends is also pleased to welcome our coastal affiliate, Oregon Coast Alliance, as our guest at this event. ORCA staff will share information about the work they do along the coast, and talk about how citizens can get involved in protecting the region’s future.
1000 Friends is presenting this event as part of Celebrate the Shore, a summer-long series of events to celebrate 100 years of beach protections. Celebrate the Shore is organized by Oregon State Parks and a variety of partners, including 1000 Friends. Visit www.celebratetheshore.org for more information.