The Astoria Scandinavian Heritage Association has been awarded an organizational grant by the Oregon Cultural Trust to hire a consultant to conduct training to help the group organize a fundraising campaign for Astoria Scandinavian Heritage Park. The Organizational & Professional Development Grant program was developed by Oregon Cultural Trust Partners to strengthen cultural non-profit leadership and organizational effectiveness to better serve Oregon’s cultural community. Astoria Scandinavian Heritage Park will be built on the Riverwalk between 15th and 16th Streets. The public space will make locals and visitors aware of the North Coast’s unique cultural identity and commemorate the contributions and influences of the Scandinavian community to the general identity of the region. For more information on the Oregon Cultural Trust, visit www.culturaltrust.org. For more information on the proposed park, visit www.astoriascanpark.org.