The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission will convene via conference call for their fourth meeting of the year Sep. 15-16. Commissioners will meet 8 – 9:30 a.m. Sep. 15 for a workshop and training. On Sep. 16, commissioners will meet 8:30 – 10:15 a.m. for an executive session to discuss acquisition priorities and opportunities, and potential litigation. Executive sessions are closed to the public. A business meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. Members of the public will be able to listen to this call; instructions on how to attend will be available online prior to the meeting on the commission webpage on The agenda also includes a time for public comment. To register in advance, visit Time per speaker is limited to three minutes. The agenda includes a request to accept a donation that would fund new hiker/biker pods in six state parks on the coast. The $39,875 donation from the nonprofit organization Oregon Parks Forever would pay for installing the pods in hiker/biker camps at Fort Stevens, Nehalem Bay, Cape Lookout, Devil’s Lake, Cape Blanco and Harris Beach state parks. The pods will have lockers, charging stations and fix-it stations with tools for bicycle maintenance. The full draft agenda and meeting packet are posted on the commission webpage on The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission 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.