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August 2015

Archaeologists return to Fort Rock Cave

Campfires and open flames prohibited in all Oregon State Parks

Low water prompts Prineville Reservoir boat ramp closure

Three hiker/biker camping areas now boast modern luxuries

Advisory Committee Meeting Aug. 17 for the proposed Chetco River Scenic Waterway

Advisory Committee Meeting Aug. 24 for the proposed Molalla River Scenic Waterway

Oregon Recreational Trails Advisory Council to meet in Lebanon Aug. 7

​Updated state park campfire restrictions

Comments sought on proposed changes to state park reservation system

Blue Mountain Century Scenic Bikeway ride set for Sept. 19-20

Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway inaugural ride Sept. 19-20

Bates State Park hosts Star Party Aug. 14

July 2015

Public meeting July 20 for proposed Molalla River Scenic Waterway

New state report highlights non-motorized trail use

June 2015

Public meeting July 14 for the proposed Chetco River Scenic Waterway

Applications open for organizations seeking help with downtown revitalization efforts

Oregon's Scenic Bikeway Program expands to Southern Oregon

Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation meets in Portland

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

Trails and safe highway crossing in Honeyman State Park topic of public meeting

Wolf Creek Inn temporarily closed for construction

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department to accept comments on Veterans and War Memorial Grants changes

Advisory committee meeting June 15 for the proposed Molalla River State Scenic Waterway

May 2015

Camp for free on June 6 for Oregon State Parks Day

Two State Heritage boards to meet June 5 by phone

Public meeting to discuss safely crossing Highway 101 in Honeyman State Park

Oregon Coast better prepared for emergencies, thanks to safety signs

April 2015

Open house set to discuss special designation for the Peterson Ridge West Trail

Final update on disposal of suspected tsunami debris boat recovered off Oregon Coast (photos)

Advisory Committee meets April 20 for the proposed Molalla River Scenic Waterway

Update on derelict tsunami debris boat found off Oregon’s coast

Suspected derelict tsunami debris boat located offshore near Seal Rock

Western Snowy Plovers Nesting on Nehalem Spit

Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission will meet April 14-15 in Keizer

State Scenic Bikeway Committee to meet April 28 in Salem

March 2015

ATV Advisory Committee meeting scheduled April 1, 2015

Lane County Historical Museum given stewardship award for helping neighboring organization in need

CANCELED Public meeting for Rooster Rock State Park

Historic Cemeteries Commission meets March 13 via conference call 

February 2015

Public meetings for central coast state parks set for February

State Historic Cemeteries Commission seeks new member

​Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation meets in Eugene

Scenic Bikeway open house Feb. 24 in Camp Sherman

20th annual Eagle Watch Celebration set for Feb. 21-22

ATV Advisory Committee meeting set for Feb. 10-12

January 2015

Historic Cemeteries Commission meets Feb. 13 via conference call

Cash incentives for disaster prep and collections care

Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission will meet February 10-11 in Wilsonville

State Scenic Bikeway Committee to meet Feb. 27 in Portland    

Oregon Recreational Trails Advisory Council to meet in Bend on Feb. 6

Oregon Heritage Commission to meet Feb. 2 in Oregon City

Grant cycle opens for Local Governments park and recreation projects 

Public meeting set for proposed Wild Rivers Scenic Bikeway 

December 2014

​​Whale Watching Week kicks off Dec. 27 on Oregon Coast

Free guided First Day Hikes return to state parks on Jan. 1

​Heritage Commission to meet Dec. 16

Give the gift of Oregon State Parks with a 12-month parking permit

November 2014

State park camping discounts to change in 2015

Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission will meet November 18-19 in Astoria

Nominees sought for Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards

October 2014

Oregon Scenic Bikeway Committee accepting applications for new routes

Oregon Recreational Trails Advisory Council to meet in Lakeview on Oct. 17

Nominations sought for state trail designations

Paisley ​Five Mile Point Caves added to listing of nation's most important archaeological sites

Scenic Bikeway Committee to meet Oct. 16 in Salem  

September 2014

Smith Rock hosts annual archaeology series in October

​Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission to meet by phone October 2, 2014 in Salem

Open house meetings on the Salmonberry Corridor concept plan set for Tillamook, Banks and Portland​

Public meetings on statewide trails plan to be held throughout Oregon in October

OPRD officially acquires coast property in Tillamook County

September 24 meeting set for La Grande to discuss a study of the Grande Ronde River and possibly adding to the State Scenic Waterways Program

Salmonberry Coalition to meet Sept. 12 in Tillamook

Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission will meet September 16-17 near Silverton

August 2014

Heritage Commission to meet Sept. 8 in Redmond

September 11 meeting set for Brookings to discuss a study of the Chetco River and possibly adding to the State Scenic Waterways program

September 15 meeting set for Molalla to discuss a study of the Molalla River and possibly adding to the State Scenic Waterways Program  

July 2014

Oregon Recreational Trails Advisory Council to meet in Gold Beach Aug. 15

Public comment sought on beach smoking rule proposal

Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission to meet by phone July 21, 2014 in Salem 

June 2014

Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission approves purchase of coast property in Tillamook County

Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission approves Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway

Public open houses on Salmonberry Corridor Master Plan

Oregon’s State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation meets in Independence

Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission will meet June 24-25 in Klamath Falls

May 2014

Free camping and day use at Oregon State Parks on State Parks Day June 7

Grand opening of "Nature Play Area at Silver Falls May 31 

Public open house June 16 to discuss state park interest in acquiring property near Sand Lake Estuary

State Historic Cemeteries Commission seeks new member

Scenic Bikeway Committee to meet May 19 in Salem 

April 2014

Public meetings for Columbia Gorge state park planning set for April 30 & May 1

Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission approves property exchange 

March 2014

Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission will meet April 8-9 in Bend

Open house on designating the Oregon Coast Trail as an Oregon State Scenic Trail April 9, 2014 in Lincoln City

Open house on designating the Oregon Coast Trail as an Oregon State Scenic Trail April 1, 2014 in Coos Bay

Trail award nominees sought

Western snowy plover nesting season begins on southern Oregon coast

Seasonal recreation changes take effect March 15 in snowy plover areas

Meetings set in Estacada, Detroit about proposed scenic bikeway

Registration opens for April Heritage Conference

February 2014

Candidates announced for Director of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

State Parks and Recreation Commission will meet by phone February 20 in Salem

Salmonberry Corridor Coalition will hold public meetings to share results of assessments

Historic Cemeteries Commission holds meeting in Salem

Astoria Marine Construction Company listed in National Register of Historic Places

 

January 2014

State Parks and Recreation Commission will meet Feb. 4-5 in Salem

ATV Advisory Committee to meet Feb. 10 at State Fairgrounds

Scandinavian Festival named an Oregon Heritage Tradition

Rinehart Building listed in National Register of Historic Places

Salvation Army Industrial Home listed in National Register of Historic Places

Scenic Bikeway Committee to meet Jan. 24 in Portland

Oregon State Fair Commission will meet Jan. 14

Heritage Commission to meet Jan. 21

December 2013

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department now accepting applications for 2014 Land and Water Conservation Fund Grants

Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission opens recruitment for new director, names interim

OPRD director announces retirement, Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commision to meet by phone

$5 off Oregon State Parks day-use parking pass in December

November 2013

Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission gives preliminary approval to two property projects

Advisory council seeks recommendations for new state trails

State Parks and Recreation Commission will meet Nov. 19-20 in Corvallis

 

October 2013

Applications for Oregon Heritage Preservation Scholarship available

Heritage Commission to meet Nov. 4 in Hood River

North Palestine Baptist Church listed in the National Register

Enterprise Public Library listed in the National Register

Harry A. and Ada Green House listed in the National Register

Recruiting volunteers for the 2013-2014 Whale Watching Spoken Here program

Archaeology presentation series on the First Americans at Smith Rock State Park

State Scenic Bikeway Committee meets Oct. 25

Salem Pioneer Cemeter listed in the National Register of Historic Places

 

September 2013

Grants available for veterans and war memorials

Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission will meet Sept. 23-24 in Condon

August 2013

Oregon State Parks invites public to contribute to future of Salmonberry Corridor through master planning process ​​

Historic Trails Council to meet in Enterprise

Lamson Ranch listed in National Register of Historic Places

Public comment opens on proposed 2014 rate changes

July 2013

Historic cemetery grant process for 2013 begins

OPRD to conduct public hearing about working with donor organizations

Planned community in Oregon listed in the National Register of Historic Places

Oregon Recreational Trails Advisory Council to meet August 9 in Rogue River

OPRD seeks public comment on designation of Bear Creek Greenway Trail

Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission meets July 16-17 in Coos Bay

 

June 2013 

 
 
Hobson-Gehlen General Store listed in National Register of Historic Places
 
 

 

May 2013
 

Preservation Month Fair at the State Capitol

Public meeting on statewide outdoor recreation plan to be held May 30 in Portland

Oregon City Receives Heritage All-Star Community designation

Astoria Regatta is newest Oregon Heritage Tradition 

Diverse history presentations planned by Oregon university students 

Applications for Oregon Heritage Preservation Scholarship available

Statewide Outdoor Recreation Plan now available online

 

April 2013

Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission meets May 8-9 in Baker City

2013 Heritage Awards announced

Waverley Country-Club Clubhouse listed in National Register of Historic Places

Nominations sought for recreation trails achievement award

Irish Bend Covered Bridge listed in National Register of Historic Places

Portland Women's Forum and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department celebrate Columbia Gorge Conservationist with memorial rededication

John & Virginius Bennes House listed in National Register of Historic Places

Another portion of a sacred arch found and removed from Siuslaw South Jetty near Florence

Oregon State Fair announces five of the upcoming concerts for the 2013 Fair!

Grant writing workshop offered in Cave Junction

Historic Cemeteries Commission holds meeting in Cave Junction

Free collections, disaster workshops planned

 

 

March 2013

Most woody debris on Oregon’s beaches can be left alone

Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council to meet in Washington County April 5

Oregon ATV safety training requirements for youth riders

Heritage Programs workshop offered in La Grande

Proposed Madras Mountain Views Bikeway meeting March 27

Derelict boat found and removed from Muriel Ponsler Memorial Wayside Beach