Category Archives: State Marine Board

Law enforcement training on the Rogue

Every year marine law enforcement personnel from around Oregon perfect their navigation skills on the Rogue River. The annual event began Tuesday on the river from Rogue Elk Park to Dodge Bridge on the upper Rogue, and continues on the upper Rogue Wednesday and Thursday. Source: Law enforcement training on the Rogue

Multiple deaths result from frigid rivers during hot temps in Oregon, Northwest

The combination of hot weather and frigid rivers running higher than normal played a role in multiple deaths in Oregon and the Northwest during the past week. At least five people lost their lives — or are presumed dead — after accidents that can be blamed in part on swift and frigid water. Source: Multiple […]
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Boaters must pull the plugs under bill

Oregon boaters will have to pull their plugs and drain their crafts before leaving boat ramps under a proposed law aimed at strengthening the state’s fight against aquatic invasive species. House Bill 2321 now winding through the Oregon Legislature would require that operators of any boat with a drain plug would have to pull the […]
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Jet boats can stay on upper Rogue River

A proposal to ban jet-powered boats — including Rogue Jet Boat Adventures — from the upper Rogue River was defeated by the Oregon State Marine Board Thursday in Salem. The five-member board unanimously agreed with staff to reject a petition from the Rogue FlyFishers Association and an upper Rogue landowner to ban jet boats upstream […]
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Jet boat ban likely dead in water

State marine officials recommend the sinking of a proposal to ban jet-powered boats, including an excursion-boat business, from 24 miles of the upper Rogue River. Oregon State Marine Board staff recommend that the five-member board not accept a petition from the Rogue FlyFishers Association and an upper Rogue landowner to ban jet boats upstream of […]
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Spring recreation stretches rescue crews thin

Out of a long, harsh winter comes milder weather and a corresponding influx of recreationalists enjoying the Gorge. However, the buzz of activity on Mount Hood and in the Gorge has posed a steep cost in recent years for emergency officials who respond to aid lost and injured recreationalists — and this spring break is […]
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Boating rules make sense

State proposal would increase safety, fund facilities New boating safety rules and fees being proposed by the Oregon State Marine Board are both sensible and fair. House Bill 2320, introduced at the board’s request, would, for the first time, assess a fee for river and lake use by kayaks, canoes and other non-motorized craft if […]
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Perhaps non-motorized boat owners should pay a little to gain a lot

There has been conflict between motorized and non-motorized boating enthusiasts almost as long as there has been recreational boating. Now kayakers, paddle-boarders, canoeists, and rafters have found common ground with powerboat operators: they all loathe fees. Source: Perhaps non-motorized boat owners should pay a little to gain a lot

Kayakers push back on bill requiring ‘pay-to-paddle’ on Oregon rivers

Kayakers and rafters splashed cold water on a bill they said would create a “pay to paddle” system on Oregon’s public waterways during a hearing Wednesday. Source: Kayakers push back on bill requiring ‘pay-to-paddle’ on Oregon rivers

Bill in Legislature would require kayakers, canoeists to pay annual river and lake use fee

Plan also would mandate life jacket use by people on innertube, paddleboard other similar floatation device Oregon kayakers and canoeists would have to pay for the right to play on the water, under a governor-­endorsed bill in the Legislature. Source: Bill in Legislature would require kayakers, canoeists to pay annual river and lake use fee […]
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