OLCV was founded in 1972. In the beginning, our work focused primarily on elections. Over the years, that changed to include the other functions our organization serves today — including voter education, lobbying, and more.
Our Annual Celebration for the Environment was launched in 1998 and has grown a lot over the years. Today we are joined by nearly 500 supporters, including legislators, environmentalists, and our members from around the state.
In 1995, the Oregon Conservation Network was a loose affiliation of groups who formed to play defense against a slew of legislative proposals to roll back environmental safeguards. In 1996, OLCV took a leadership role in the network. For more information about the Oregon Conservation Network, click here.