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Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission will meet September 19-20 in Grant and Baker Counties

Sept. 5, 2017

Salem, OR - The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its fourth meeting of the year September 19-20, participating in a field tour and training on the first day, and conducting executive and business meetings the second day.

On September 19, Commissioners will gather at 8 a.m. in Baker City to begin a tour of parks and historic sites stretching from Sumpter to John Day, followed by a 1 p.m. training workshop at the Grant County Regional Airport, 720 Airport Rd, John Day, OR 97845.

On September 20, Commissioners will convene an executive session at 8:15 a.m. at the Geiser Grand Hotel, 1996 Main St, Baker City, OR 97814, to discuss real estate and legal issues. Executive sessions are closed to the public. A public business meeting will begin at approximately 9:45 a.m. at the same location. The agenda includes several information and action items from agency staff, including requests to:

>> Approve $1 million in Lottery-funded outdoor recreation grants to Oregon communities.

>> Acquire 19 acres adjacent to Beaver Creek at Brian Booth State Park for $85,000, as a buffer between private land and natural areas of the park.

Other matters are listed on a draft agenda online at http://bit.ly/september2017agenda. The full meeting packet will be available online by 5 p.m. Friday, September 8. People who plan to present testimony are requested to provide 15 copies of their statement to Commission Assistant Denise Warburton at Denise.Warburton@oregon.gov for distribution to the Commissioners before the meeting. Those needing special accommodations to attend should also contact Warburton by email, or by calling 503-986-0719, at least three days in advance.

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The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission (www.oregon.gov/oprd/Pages/commission.aspx) promotes outdoor recreation and heritage by establishing policies, adopting rules, and setting the budget for the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The seven members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. They serve four-year terms and meet several times a year at locations across the state.