Volunteer needed for Oregon Outdoor Recreation Committee

From Oregon Parks and Recreation Department:

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is seeking a volunteer to serve on the Oregon Outdoor Recreation Committee (OORC), to represent Tribal governments, or the interests of an historically underrepresented community.  The OORC evaluates, scores and ranks project applications seeking funding assistance from the Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant Program.  

The OORC is a nine-member committee appointed by OPRD’s Director, and represents various interests. Committee members serve a four-year term, and may be eligible to serve a second term. The OORC generally meets once a year, virtually or in Salem. Time commitment varies and includes evaluating approximately 15-20 grant applications each annual funding cycle. Interested applicants must submit a Committee Interest Form to the LWCF Program Coordinator by November 14.  

The Land and Water Conservation Fund Program is a competitive grant program funded by the National Park Service and administered by OPRD. Grants are awarded to local governments, federally recognized tribal governments, and eligible state agencies for land acquisition, development, and rehabilitation projects for public outdoor recreation areas and facilities. 

For more information about the advisory committee or application process, contact Nohemi Enciso, LWCF Program Coordinator, at nohemi.enciso@oprd.oregon.gov or 503-480-9092.

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