Coastal Land Use Workshop

February 16, 2018 - 5:30 PM
Port Orford Library
1421 Oregon St.
Port Orford, OR

Attorney Scott Hilgenberg of the Crag Law Center
Attorney Scott Hilgenberg of the Crag Law Center

Our partner in the Coastal Law Project, the Crag Law Center, is sending attorneys to the south coast to provide a workshop for local citizens on community engagement in public procedures affecting the environment. 

Attorney Scott Hilgenberg, who assists Oregon Shores on land use issues, will take the lead in meeting with all interested parties for a roundtable discussion and question-and-answer session at the Port Orford Library (1421 Oregon St.) in the Freedom of Speech Room at 1:30 p.m.  This is a free event, open to all.  In particular, it is an opportunity for Oregon Shores members and CoastWatchers, along with other local activists, to hone skills needed to protect the shoreline and coastal shorelands from damaging forms of development.

The informal workshop will consist of conversations between community members and environmental non-profit attorneys from Crag. The focus will be on how to meaningfully participate in local government decision-making on issues that are important to coastal communities. Crag attorneys will provide tips on writing public comments, discuss local and state land use procedures, and converse about environmental topics such as climate adaptation, protecting fisheries and other concerns.

For more information, call Crag Law Center, (503) 525-2724.