OPRD to meet on the Coast, April 17 The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its second meeting of the year April 17-18, 2018 in Pacific City and Lincoln City, Oregon. On April 17, Commissioners will tour Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area and soon-to-open Sitka Sedge State Natural Area. An afternoon training and work session will follow the Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive, Pacific City. On April 18, Commissioners will convene an executive session at 8:15 a.m. at the Surftides Lincoln City, 2945 NW. Jetty Ave., to discuss real estate and legal issues. Executive sessions are closed to the public. A public business meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the same location. The agenda includes requests to: Approve an estimated $3.6 million in grants for parks and recreation projects as part of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Program. Information on the grant program is online at http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/grants/pages/lwcf.aspx Approve several rule changes, including adding a new rule that would allow tribes access to ATV grant programs. Appoint new members to the ATV Advisory Committee and the Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council. The draft agenda and meeting packet are listed at http://bit.ly/april2018agenda. People who plan to present oral testimony are asked to provide 15 copies of their statement to Commission Assistant Denise Warburton email@example.com. Those needing special accommodations to attend should also contact Warburton by email, or call 503-986-0719, at least three days in advance. The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission (www.oregon.gov/oprd/Pages/commission.aspx) promotes outdoor recreation and heritage by establishing policies, adopting rules, and setting the budget for the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The seven members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. They serve four-year terms and meet several times a year at locations across the state.