OPRD Outdoor Recreation Committee to Evaluate Grant Apps, April 2

OPRD release – Salem, OR—The Oregon Outdoor Recreation Committee (OORC) will meet 9 a.m., April 2, to rank and establish a priority list of Land and Water Conservation Fund grant proposals submitted from throughout the state. The proposals are for projects to develop and rehabilitate public outdoor recreation areas and facilities. The meeting is open to the public, but there will not be time for public comments. The meeting will be held in person at 725 Summer Street NE, Room 124A, Salem, OR 97301. For those unable to attend in person, a Zoom meeting option is available. Attend via Zoom (no registration required): Online: Passcode: 007105 View the agenda for a list of project proposals and additional meeting information: Select the 2023-2024 Schedule link. Recommendations from the OORC will be submitted to the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission for review and approval at their April meeting. OPRD will then forward approved project proposals to the National Park Service for final approval. The OORC is made up of nine members who represent a variety of interests and are appointed by the OPRD director. The Land and Water Conservation Fund Program is a financial assistance program of the National Park Service. LWCF grants provide matching funds to state and local governments for acquiring and developing public outdoor recreation areas and facilities. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) administers this federally funded grant program for the state. For more information contact Nohemi Enciso, LWCF Grant Program Coordinator, at 503-480-9092 or, or visit the LWCF webpage on the OPRD website.

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