SALEM — The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking volunteers for three positions on the Recreation Trails Program Grants Advisory Committee.

The upcoming vacancies include biking representative, off-highway vehicle representative and accessibility representative.

The 10-member committee typically meets once or twice per year to evaluate grant proposals for statewide trail projects. Members serve three-year terms and successful candidates will begin their terms Jan. 1. Members are eligible to serve a second term.

Ideal candidates can live anywhere in Oregon and will have experience in at least one of the following areas — land management, recreation planning, trail planning, project management, grant management or recreation-related volunteerism.

Those interested in serving must submit an OPRD grant advisory committee appointment interest form by Nov. 30. The form is available online:

RTP grants are funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration and administered by OPRD. Grants are awarded to nonprofits and governments for motorized and non-motorized trail projects, including building new trails, improving existing trails and developing or improving trail facilities.

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