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Grand Design: Cottonwood Canyon Opens as Oregon's Second-Largest State park, Thanks to Western Rivers Conservancy

The Oregonian, Front Page, September 23, 2013



By: Terry Richard

A bold approach to running a land conservation trust pays dividends this week when Oregon dedicates the state's second largest state park, located on the lower John Day River.

Cottonwood Canyon State Park encompasses 8,000 acres, from the river bottom up 1,250-foot canyon walls to wheat fields and wind turbines on the rim. The desert park in Sherman and Gilliam counties will have its dedication ceremonies and events from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, before opening for business Saturday. 

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Related Project: John Day River - Cottonwood Canyon