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Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission will meet June 23-24 in Joseph

June 10, 2015

Joseph OR - The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its third meeting of the year June 23-24 in Joseph, Oregon.

On June 23, Commissioners will gather at 8:30 a.m. to tour parks and sites in the Wallowa Lake area before attending workshops starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Hurricane Creek Grange #608, 63081 Hurricane Creek Road, Joseph, Oregon.

On June 24, Commissioners will convene an executive session at 8:30 a.m. at the same location to discuss real estate and legal issues. Executive sessions are closed to the public. A public business meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the same location. The agenda includes an informational presentation from the Wallowa Lake Moraines Partnership, and several action items requested by staff:

  • Award $4.1 million in Lottery-funded local government recreation grants. 
  • Designate two new state scenic bikeways in southwestern Oregon.
  • Make technical changes to an agreement related to a proposed Bandon State Natural Area exchange, updating the expiration date and changing contact names to reflect staffing shifts.
  • Approve a plan to complete $13.5 million worth of state park repair and improvement projects for the July 2015-June 2017 budget.

The full meeting agenda is available online at http://tinyurl.com/june2015agenda, and the meeting packet with information on each agenda item will be posted online by 3 p.m. Friday, June 12. People who plan to present testimony are requested to provide 12 copies of their statement to Commission Assistant Jen Busey at jen.busey@oregon.gov for distribution to the Commissioners before the meeting. Those needing special accommodations to attend should also contact Busey by email, or by calling 503-986-0719, at least three days in advance.

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.