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Oregon Outdoor Recreation Committee to meet April 12 in Salem

March 29, 2018

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Outdoor Recreation Committee (OORC) will meet 8:00 a.m. to 5:05 p.m. on April 12 at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 510 Hawthorne Ave. SE, Salem, Oregon. The meeting will be open to the public.

OORC will spend the bulk of the meeting evaluating grant applications for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Sixteen applicants are scheduled to make presentations to the committee. The meeting agenda: LWCF grant program overview, applicant presentations, presentation evaluation and scoring, and establishing an application priority list.

OORC is made up of nine members appointed by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department director. Committee members represent a variety of interests: counties, cities, parks and recreation districts, metro and port districts, people with disabilities, Tribal governments and the public at large.

LWCF grants provide matching funds to state and local governments for acquiring and developing public outdoor recreation areas and facilities. Since 1964, this national grant has awarded more than $60 million for Oregon recreational areas and facilities.

For more information contact Michele Scalise, lead grant program coordinator, at 503-986-0708 or Michele.Scalise@oregon.gov. Those needing special accommodations to attend should also contact Scalise at least three days in advance.