What ever side you are on this is information you should know. If you CARE about the States OHV Program GET INVOLVED THIS TIME ! ================================ Quoted from an email by Ed Waldheim July 27 2016 Good evening everyone. We have another opportunity to have our word heard by Lisa Mangat, California State Parks Director. It is imperative that we fill that hall in Ontario, We should have over 500 coming if everyone gets the word out . This is probably the most important meeting you can attend to save our OHV program. since we started in 1972, and created the OHMVR division and commission in 1982. Our sunset (end of program is DEC 2017,) and that is why we have to make sure we keep our program,. Our grants and cooperative Agreement program, is what every one of us depends on for our recreation in Forest, BLM, city and counties. We need all Forest, BLM, City and county officials Law enforcement to come. Without your support and comment, Sacramento will do (you fill in the blanks) Please just send this notice to all your mailings, all your web sites, and lets give them a taste of 1.5 million Green Sticker we have in California and add to that all the St. Legal vehicles 4 x 4, Rails etc. Thanks see you there. ED WALDHEiM ================================ NOTICE OF OPEN HOUSE California Department of Parks and Recreation July 27, 2016 The California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) serves the public by bringing families and friends together and providing an wide array of recreational opportunities for the benefit and enjoyment of all people while protecting and preserving California’s most significant natural and cultural resources. DPR accomplishes this not only through delivering services to 280 parks across the state, but also through programs that support local, regional and national recreation activities. The Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR) is a vital program that is recognized across the country as the leader in off-highway vehicle recreation. While DPR operates nine state vehicular recreation areas, the vast majority of recreation occurs on other lands supported through this robust division. On June 3, 2016, DPR Director Lisa Mangat provided an update to the California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Commission and members of the public on the department’s Organizational Structure Opportunities Project (Project). At that meeting, Director Mangat stated that there would be additional opportunities for public engagement in this process. The public is invited attend an open house to learn about the effort to review DPR’s organization structure. Through the Project the department seeks to identify opportunities to elevate and strengthen all of its programs, including OHMVR and the services it provides. (Information on the Project can be found online at www.parks.ca.gov/ShapingOurFuture.) The open house will provide a forum for the public to learn about the Organizational Structure Opportunities Project and for DPR to hear from the stakeholders. The members of the California Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Commission have been invited to attend; the commission will not be taking any action on any matters at this open house. Open House – City of Ontario Date: Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 Time: 6 to 9 p.m. Location: Double Tree Hotel by Hilton Ontario Airport 222 N. Vineyard Avenue, Ontario, CA 91764-4431 (909) 937-0900 Meeting facilities are accessible to people with disabilities. If you need specific accommodations, please contact Vicki Perez at (916) 324-4442.