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Brief history of Oregon State Parks Trust, the only statewide nonprofit dedicated to preserving and enhancing Oregon's state parks.

Brief history of Oregon State Parks Trust, the only statewide nonprofit dedicated to preserving and enhancing Oregon's state parks.

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  • 1. A BRIEF HISTORY OF OREGON STATE PARKS TRUST
    By Dave Eshbaugh, Executive Director
    Updated 10/2009
  • 2. OREGON STATE PARKS TRUST’S
    MISSION IS…
    • …to preserve and enhanceOregon’s outstanding natural, scenic, cultural, historic and recreation sites for the enjoyment of present and future generations.
  • OREGON STATE PARKS TRUST
    Oregon State Parks Trust is the only statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing Oregon’s state parks.
  • 3. OREGON STATE PARKS TRUST:IN THE BEGINNING
    Founded in 1995.
    501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization.
    Principal charitable purpose: “to acquire, obtain, and maintain funds or property for donation to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department for public park or public recreation purposes.”
  • 4. AGREEMENT WITH OREGON PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT
    Unique collaborative agreement, established 8/23/1995.
    Modified in 2001 following Secretary of State’s audit.
    Works in partnership with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, however the Trust is an independent nonprofit organization.
  • 5. OREGON STATE PARKS TRUSTFOUNDING TRUSTEES
    William S. “Bill” Naito
    Brian G. Booth
    Nancy N. Russell
    A. William “Bill” Sweet
    Robert L. “Bob” Meinen
    L. L. “Stub” Stewart
    David G. Talbot
  • 6. OREGON STATE PARKS TRUST (1995)
    After briefly being based in Portland, the Trust’s administrative office moves to Salem; Oregon Parks and Recreation Department provides office space
    Jackie Franke is 1st Executive Director; also a part-time OPRD employee.
    Jackie Franke
  • 7. YURTS IN STATE PARKS (1996)
    Oregon State Parks Trust receives a $245,000 loan from Meyer Memorial Trust that is used to place yurts in state parks.
  • 8. SMITH ROCK STATE PARK (1997)
    Provides $110,000 to purchase five acres to add to Smith Rock State Park.
  • 9. FAREWELL BEND STATE PARK (1997)
    Provides $17,843 for handicapped-accessible fishing pier at Farewell Bend State Park.
  • 10. MEASURE 66 (1998)
    Budget cutbacks were threatening state parks.
    Measure 66 was a constitutional amendment that would dedicate15% of Oregon Lottery funds to state parks, beaches, habitat and watershed protection.
    Passed in November 1998 with 69% approval.
    Lottery funds now provide ~40% of OPRD’s biennial budget.
    Must be reauthorized by 2014.
  • 11. OREGON STATE PARKS TRUSTRELOCATION OF OFFICES (2001)
    In 2001, OSPT moves its offices from Salem to Bend.
    Sharon Leighty is OSPT’s 2nd Executive Director.
    Sharon Leighty
  • 12. PRIORITY CAMPAIGN:VISTA HOUSE AT CROWN POINT (2001-2006)
    Goal: Raise funds to restore Vista House at Crown Point.
    Chair: Mary V. Bishop.
    Results: Provided $2.1 million for restorations and improvements, including adding ADA-accessibility (elevator & ramp) without damaging the historic architecture.
  • 13. OREGON STATE PARKS TRUSTOFFICE RELOCATION (2006)
    In 2006, OSPT moves its offices from Bend to Portland.
    Dave Eshbaugh beccomes 3rdExecutive Director.
    Office space donated by David Evans & Associates.
  • 14. PRIORITY CAMPAIGN:KAM WAH CHUNG & CO. MUSEUM (2005-2008)
    Goal: Raise funds to restore the Kam Wah Chung & Co. Museum.
    Chair: Oregon First Lady Mary Oberst.
    Results: Raised $1.5 million, Restored building, improved security and fire systems, inventoried artifact collections, and more.
  • 15. PRIORITY PROJECT:CHAMPOEG INTERPRETIVE EXHIBITS (2007-2008)
    Goal: Raise funds to update Visitor Center interpretive displays and exhibits.
    Chair: Greg Leo.
    Results: Raised over $200,000 for new and improved exhibits. Reopened to the public in October 2008.
    Champoeg State Heritage Area, Visitor Center
  • 16. PRIORITY CAMPAIGN:MARR RANCH PROPERTY ACQUISITION (2007-2009)
    Goal: In collaboration with OPRD, purchase 62-acre property near Wallowa Lake.
    Results: Raised $900,000 to purchase partial interest in property, now Iwetemlaykin SHS. Park to open to public in October 2009.
    Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site
  • 17. RELATIONSHIP: OREGON STATE PARKS TRUST & OREGON PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT
  • 18. OREGON STATE PARKS TRUST:GENERAL PRIORITIES
  • 19. PRIORITY PROJECTS
  • 20. SOURCES OF UNRESTRICTED REVENUES
  • 21. OREGON STATE PARKS TRUST:PEOPLE
    Governed by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees (currently 10 Directors & Officers).
    Day-to-day operations carried out by 2 (1.9 FTE) paid staff.
    Assisted by ~100 non-Board volunteers.
    Supported annually by ~300-400 donors (individuals, businesses & foundations).
  • 22. OREGON STATE PARKS TRUST: CURRENT TRUSTEES
    Chuck Sams, Secretary
    Kristen Stram Pempel, Vice Chair
    Mary Jane Guyer, Secretary
    Lee Jimerson, Chair
    Terry Armentrout
    Ted Herzog
    Bennett Burns
    John Edmundson
    Dan Skerritt
    Jon Stride
  • 23. OREGON STATE PARKS TRUST: STAFF
    Julie Miner, Office Manager
    Dave Eshbaugh, Executive Director
  • 24. HOW YOU CAN HELP
    • Make a donation.
    • 25. Encourage your friends, family & peers to make a donation.
    • 26. Volunteer for Oregon State Parks Trust.
    • 27. Let us know about prospective volunteers and Trustees.
    • 28. Visit our website & sign up to receive our monthly e-newsletter.
    • 29. Make a provision for Oregon State Parks Trust in your will or estate.
    • 30. Become a member of the Board of the Oregon State Parks Trust.
  • YOUR SUPPORT WILL HELP OREGON STATE PARKS TRUST ACCOMPLISH ITS MISSION AND GOALS
    “If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.”
    -Anita Roddick
  • 31. FOR MORE INFORMATION:OREGONSTATEPARKSTRUST.ORG