On April 24, the Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on Natural Resources unanimously passed the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) budget (Senate Bill 5527). Included in the budget was a $1.25 million allocation to support work on the Oregon Coast Trail. These funds will be used to make improvements and conduct maintenance on State Parks property.

The Association of Oregon Counties’ County Solutions Program is using a collaborative approach to develop ways to make connections that are currently needed to improve safety and improve the trail experience on the Coast. In the current phase of this work, three county commissioners,