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Recreational Trails Program Advisory Committee meets Oct. 16-18 in Springfield

October 1, 2018

The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Advisory Committee will meet Oct. 16-18 at the Willamette National Forest Interagency Office, 3016 Pierce Parkway, Suite D, Springfield. The meeting is open to the public.


RTP applicants will present their proposed projects to the committee on Oct. 16 and 17. Agenda items for Oct. 18: small grant review and discussion; final scoring and ranking of the proposed projects; review and discussion of the 2019 grant cycle.


Meeting times for each day:

  • Oct. 16: 9 a.m. - 4:40 p.m.
  • Oct. 17: 9 a.m. - 4:20 p.m.
  • Oct. 18: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


The committee will evaluate and score all applications. A priority ranking list of projects will be created based on the proposed project scores. The priority ranking list will be forwarded to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Commission for final review and approval.


For specific presentation times, refer to the full agenda: https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/GRANTS/docs/RTP/2018%20RTP%20Meeting%20Agenda.pdf


Eligible RTP applicants include cities, counties, park and recreation districts, state agencies, federal land management agencies, Tribal governments and non-profits.


The RTP Advisory Committee consists of 10 volunteer members who represent various user groups and land managers.
RTP is a federal aid assistance program administrated by the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. RTP grants are used to expand and improve recreational trails in Oregon.


The meeting location is ADA accessible. Individuals that need special accommodations to attend must contact Nicole Sprecher, Administrative Support Specialist, at 503-986-0968 or nicole.sprecher@oregon.gov, at least three days in advance.