Oregon State Archives 10-7-09 copy of Oregon 150's website. The agency has ceased operations.
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Youth Legacy Projects

Even at 150, Oregon should be forever young. We’re offering projects specifically for our youth – you know, those who don’t need coffee to feel energetic. Young leaders will go online to collaboratively create a vision of Oregon’s future, rehabilitate public parks, and actively participate in a policy-development process that will be carried out for the next 50 years. Our past is full of unique voices. Let’s nurture new ones for the future.

Project 2059:The Future is Ours to Create

Calling all high school students! This sesquicentennial project is all about you. Join students from across Oregon to discuss, debate and propose your vision for Oregon’s future.This youth-led process is part of the sesquicentennial celebration — Oregon’s 150th year of statehood. Sponsored by Oregon 150, a special organization created by Governor Kulongoski, Project 2059 is putting the power to shape the future of the Beaver State into your hands.
Visit the Project 2059 page now and learn how you can get involved!

Legacy Parks

Oregon 150 and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) are gearing up to celebrate this remarkable state―its history, the outdoor recreation it affords us, and the natural resources we are entrusted with. Oregon’s system of public parks system is the envy of the nation, and it is one of the most important legacies Oregon gives its citizens.

That’s why OPRD and Oregon 150 teamed up to help reconnect kids with nature. OPRD created a special allocation of $202,450 in OPRD Lottery-funded grants for five Oregon 150 Youth Legacy Parks projects.

These grants are dedicated to getting children out into nature, and will also have a sesquicentennial commemorative aspect. The five are:

  • City of Seaside, Broadway Park: June 20, 2:00 p.m.
  • City of Hood River, Waterfront Park: June 28, 2:00 p.m.
  • City of Creswell, Garden Lake Park: July 4, Time: 5:00 p.m.
  • City of Lebanon, Cheadle Lake Park: July 8, 1:00 p.m.
  • City of Grass Valley, City Park: July 11, Time: 2:00 p.m.

    All projects are scheduled to be completed before July 1, 2009.

  • Sponsors

    Consider joining our proud sponsors and take care of Oregon during its sesquicentennial.

    Oregon State Parks - Nature History DiscoveryRalph & Adolph Jacobs Foundation