Oregon State Parks Foundation

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Oregon State Parks Foundation is a U.S. non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of state parks in Oregon. While the foundation works collaboratively with the Oregon State Parks Commission and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, it is an independent organization, with its own board and priorities. Its mission is "to raise funds to enhance and preserve the experience of using the more than 260 Oregon State Parks, now and for generations to come.""Our Mission". oregonstateparksfoundation.org. Retrieved 2017-07-29. 


The foundation was established as the Oregon State Parks Trust on May 16, 1995. Founding trustees included Lucille S. "Lu" Beck, Brian G. Booth, Cynthia J. Ford, Lynn W. Newbry, and Nancy N. Russell. According to its initial articles of incorporation, Oregon State Parks Trust's principal purpose was "to acquire, obtain, and maintain funds or property for donation to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department for public park or public recreation purposes." Oregon State Parks Trust was registered as a charitable organization with the Oregon Department of Justice on June 19, 1995. The organization held its first official meeting on August 23, 1995.

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