“Heroes are not giant statues framed against a red sky. They are people who say; This is my community, and it’s my responsibility to make it better.” – Tom McCall
Second Annual Tom McCall Day
In honor of the 2nd annual Tom McCall Day, March 22nd 2017, we encourage you to learn more about Tom McCall here and to consider donating time or money to one of the environmental organizations he helped to found.
SOLVE focuses on stopping litter in Oregon. They're now gearing up for their annual spring beach clean-up.
1000 Friends of Oregon protects the land use planning laws Tom McCall fought so hard to establish and protect.
If you're a teacher or librarian, we encourage you to help educate children and the public about Tom McCall's legacy by using the resources found here.
The Legacy Project
— Saying thanks to Tom McCall by paying it forward to Oregon.
Tom McCall, Oregon’s governor from 1967 to 1975, was a great defender of the environment, promoting such legislation as the Bottle Bill, the Beach Bill, and land-use planning. His creative approach to solving problems resulted in our state becoming a leader in environmental reform in the early ’70s. While many Oregonians believe we still hold this position, the sad truth is, we no longer do. The goal of this project is to restore our state to that proud role and ensure that McCall’s efforts to preserve Oregon’s natural resources for future generations are not undone.
We are now an official 501(c)(3), tax ID #36-4767019. Please consult your tax professional for advice on how to write off your donation.
Using Tom McCall’s legacy
to educate and encourage Oregonians to take an
active role in restoring and maintaining Oregon’s position
of environmental leadership.
Do you have a Tom McCall story? We'd love to add it to our blog. Please email your story to communications@TomMcCall.org.