Category Archives: State Marine Board (OSMB)

Boat registration renewals online

State Library Ed. Note: Scroll down for Marine Board Story More than half of the roughly 75,000 Oregon boat registrations up for renewal in 2020 have been sent out in the form of emails this year under the Oregon State Marine Board’s effort to make renewals easier, faster and cheaper for the agency. The Marine […]
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Willamette River group seeks ban on larger wake boats

Unsatisfied with Oregon State Marine Board’s decisions, the group petitions state agency to restrict some vessels. Source: Willamette River group seeks ban on larger wake boats

Police remove funky, homemade bridge strung across North Santiam River

Police and state officials have removed a homemade suspension bridge strung across a channel of the North Santiam River due to concerns over safety. The bridge was made with rope, a ladder, iron cables and PCV pipe and had a sign saying “build bridges not bombs.” It connected private land to an island in the Santiam between Green’s Bridge […]
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Willamette Riverkeepers seeks ban on larger wake boats along river

To say Willamette Riverkeepers President Travis Williams has been underwhelmed by the decisions the Oregon State Marine Board has made to safeguard the Willamette River from the adverse effects of large wakes might be an understatement “In our experience, the Marine Board seems ill-equipped to act on this issue in some ways,” he said. And […]
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Testimony providers object to towed water sports education program for Newberg Pool

After the meeting, the Oregon State Marine Board changes rules that would make program less costly for some. Proposed rules that will establish a towed water sports education program in the Willamette River near Wilsonville were not exactly well received at a recent public hearing. However, since the meeting, the Oregon State Marine Board staff […]
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North Portland residents say homeless stealing, trashing boats

The homeless problem in Portland isn’t limited to the streets downtown, or any streets for that matter. All you have to do is take a scenic boat ride and you’ll find the same problems — crime, garbage and pollution. Source: North Portland residents say homeless stealing, trashing boats | KATU

Boater certification program in Newberg Pool poses challenges

Wakeboarders and wakesurfers will need to obtain special certification in portion of the Willamette River that includes Wilsonville. The Oregon State Marine Board is currently determining how it will translate mandates passed by the Oregon State Legislature into new rules that will affect boaters in the congested section of the Willamette River near Wilsonville known […]
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Bend forum held on new Oregon boating laws

The Oregon State Marine Board held a public forum Thursday in Bend on new boating laws set to take effect in 2020. Source: Bend forum held on new Oregon boating laws

Marine Board sets meetings on nonmotorized boat fees

The Oregon State Marine Board is coming Thursday to Southern Oregon to hear ideas on how best to usher in the new $12 annual fee for those paddling boats 10 feet or longer. It’s the first time paddlers have been asked to help fund the facilities they use. Beginning in 2020, the new Waterway Access […]
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Abandoned boats along Portland waterways receive long-awaited attention

Since the start of a new funding cycle on July 1, public agencies have ramped up efforts to clear abandoned and derelict vessels from Multnomah County waterways – which number close to 150 at last count. Source: Abandoned boats along Portland waterways receive long-awaited attention