Oregon Shores’ mission does not just affect the Oregonians who live on the coast, surf the waves, or walk their dogs on the beaches. Earth is about 70% ocean. It creates every drop of freshwater we drink. We feed on the ocean’s bounty, both literally and economically. Habitats like coastal dunes, estuaries, rocky intertidal shorelines, and sandy beaches wouldn’t exist without the ocean. We are dependent on the ocean, and as a coastal state, every single person living in Oregon is responsible for acting as an ocean steward.