Category Archives: Parks & Recreation Dept.

Gov. Brown visits Bend Friday to sign outdoor recreation bill

Governor Kate Brown will visit Bend Friday to ceremonially sign HB 3350, which creates the Office of Outdoor Recreation within the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, her office announced Thursday. Source: Gov. Brown visits Bend Friday to sign outdoor recreation bill – KTVZ

Camping rates increase at state parks

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is raising state park camping rates by $2 for some types of campsites effective Nov. 1. The Oregon Legislature approved the increase as part of the 2017-19 Oregon Parks and Recreation Department budget. After a public comment period the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission approved the rate […]
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Wallowa River restoration plan would boost fish habitat, prevent erosion

Million-dollar project could begin next fall. Around the time the invasion of two-legged visitors to Wallowa County begin leaving, a red legless species arrived. Kokanee salmon have been spawning in the Wallowa River for several weeks in large numbers. Their presence could grow significantly with the implementation of the Upper Wallowa Restoration project. Increasing the […]
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Some Oregon state park camping rates rise Nov. 1

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is raising state park camping rates by $2 for some types of campsites, effective Nov. 1. The Oregon Legislature approved the $2 increase as part of the 2017-19 Oregon Parks and Recreation Department budget. After a public comment period in August and September, the Oregon State Parks and Recreation […]
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Oregon Myrtle Tree Trail near Gold Beach offers epic old-growth

In a remote corner of southwest Oregon, there’s a patch of forest that feels like something out of a science fiction novel. Source: Oregon Myrtle Tree Trail near Gold Beach offers epic old-growth

Two Astoria Businesses Main Street Winners

Oregon Main Street announced its 2017 “Excellence in Downtown Revitalization” award winners last night at the Evening of Excellence Celebration in Oregon City, Oregon. Two Astoria projects were recognized at the event. Source: Two Astoria Businesses Main Street Winners

Comments sought for Smith Rock planning process

At three upcoming meetings, the public will be able to offer input on the future management of Smith Rock State Park. The state park is updating its master plan for the first time since 1991 and is collecting public comment about issues such as more parking, restrooms and trail maintenance. Source: Comments sought for Smith […]
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Pendleton woman appointed to historic cemetery commission

A Pendletonian was one of three people appointed to the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries, according to a Tuesday press release from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Source: Pendleton woman appointed to historic cemetery commission – Local News – East Oregonian

Bend canal could become historic landmark

Just under 3 1⁄2 miles of a Central Oregon Irrigation District canal to the east of Bend could become the region’s newest historic landmark. A section of the 47-mile Central Oregon Canal was nominated earlier this year to be added to the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district, operated by the National […]
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State seeks ATV committee members

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is recruiting volunteers for two positions within the All-Terrain Vehicle Advisory Committee and for three positions within the new All-Terrain Vehicle Highway Access Routes Advisory Committee. Source: State seeks ATV committee members – Local News –