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Other Park District Members of the Oregon Park Association

Chehalem Park & Recreation District
Located in Newberg, Oregon. 503-537-2909

Willamalane Park & Recreation District
This District covers some 18 square miles and serves more than 57,000 patrons in the Springfield area.

Other Organizational Members of the Oregon Park Association

Metro Regional Parks & Greenspaces
Metro protects open space and parks, plans for land use and transportation, and manages garbage disposal and recycling for 1.3 million residents in three counties and 25 cities in the Portland, Oregon, region.

Oregon Parks & Recreation Department
The department operates Oregon’s state parks through a headquarters staff in Salem and field regions. It is also responsible for Oregon’s Recreation Trails, the Ocean Shores Recreation Area, Scenic Waterways and the Willamette River Greenway.

Oregon State Marine Board
The board is Oregon’s recreational boating agency. The board titles and registers recreational vessels, registers outfitters and guides, licenses ocean charterboats, and establishes statewide boating regulations. The board also provides grants and engineering services to local governments to develop and maintain accessible boating facilities and protect water quality.

Portland General Electric
Oregon’s largest utility, PGE serves more than 767,000 customers in Portland, Salem, and nearby communities.

Other Useful Links

Association of Oregon Counties
AOC represents all 36 counties of Oregon and provides services to those governments including insurance, a program to enhance county road management capability, and policy development and advocacy.

Association of Oregon Counties Engineers & Surveyors
The purpose of this Association is to promote public works activities, including the construction and maintenance of roads and appurtenances to recognized engineering standards in the counties; to promote the professional application of land surveying.

State of Oregon
This web site is designed to consolidate the hundreds of thousands of web pages maintained by Oregon state agencies into one place.

ORPD County Opportunity Grant Program
This program provides funding for acquisition, development, rehabilitation, and planning for county park and recreation sites that provide, or will provide, overnight camping facilities. Or click here to view all ORPD Grant Programs.

National Park Service
The purpose of the NPS is to promote and regulate the use of national parks, which purpose is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment in such manner as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.

NPS Land and Water Conservation Fund
The LWCF program provides matching grants to States and local governments for the acquisition and development of public outdoor recreation areas and facilities.

Did You Know?

There are estimated to be around 2,000,000,000 insects to every square mile of land on Earth.

A mosquito has 47 teeth (no wonder the little bugger is so good at biting).

The Garden Snail has a few more teeth than that – around 15,000. They are arranged in rows on its tongue and act like a file or rasp.

Ever wondered why pigeons bob their heads back and forth as they walk? They do so to keep their balance. A pigeon’s legs are pretty far forward on its body. If it didn’t pull its head back when it steps forward, most of its weight would be momentarily concentrated up front and it could fall flat on its beak.

Lobsters can be right-clawed or left-clawed.