Category Archives: State Marine Board

Bill resurfaces that would restrict use of Willamette River

A new version of House Bill 4099 would prohibit wake-enhancing devices between Newberg and West Linn. With the weather improving for the season, local river-recreation enthusiasts are seeking to keep the spotlight on a failed effort in the past legislative session to ban wake-enhancing devices along a popular stretch of the Willamette River. Source: Pamplin […]
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Oregon City company makes wake over potential return of bill

Active Water Sports worries about new version of House Bill 4099 to prohibit wake-enhancing devices between river mile 30 and 50 of the Willamette. With the weather improving for the season, local river-recreation enthusiasts are seeking to keep the spotlight on a failed effort in the past legislative session to ban wake-enhancing devices along a […]
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Sturdivant park docks soon to be replaced

After two years of planning and collecting funds the city the Coquille is waiting to hear back on a grant from the Oregon State Marine Board to replace the docks at Sturdivant Park along the Coquille River. Source: Sturdivant park docks soon to be replaced | Local News | theworldlink.com

Rep. Richard Vial opts not to rock boat after uproar

Legislator amends bill targeting Wilsonville section of the Willamette aiming to protect river banks from excessive wakes While City of Wilsonville staff and a few concerned citizens scatter across the council chambers at the typical City Hall meeting, most seats sit unoccupied. Source: Rep. Richard Vial opts not to rock boat after uproar

At Columbia River’s doorstep, an uneasy lookout for invasive mussels

This small town marks the spot where Flathead Lake narrows into a river and resumes its long meander toward the Pacific. Its docks and ramps, now bare and icy, will soon hum with recreational boats. And that gives Erik Hanson cause for concern. As the aquatic invasive species coordinator for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai […]
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Business Movers: Gov. Kate Brown appoints Matthew Stringer to Oregon Arts Commission

Oregon Arts Commission Matthew Stringer, the executive director of The Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario, Oregon, has been appointed to the Oregon Arts Commission by Gov. Kate Brown. Stringer fills the position previously held by Libby Unthank Tower, who completed her second four-year term in December. Source: Business Movers: Gov. Kate Brown appoints Matthew Stringer […]
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Lake Billy Chinook petition denied

The Oregon State Marine Board denied a petition to establish a no-wake zone and prohibit unauthorized anchoring on Lake Billy Chinook. On Tuesday, the marine board held a special meeting to discuss several issues across the state, including a petition, received on Oct. 2, that would have established the Fly Creek Inlet, on the Metolius […]
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New rules, new toilets proposed for popular lake

Several changes could be coming to Lake Billy Chinook, thanks to a proposal to limit wakes and unauthorized anchoring in a unique inlet. The Oregon State Marine Board is holding a special board meeting on Tuesday to discuss a handful of issues, including a petition from members of the Fly Creek Inlet subdivision that would […]
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Rafters may get a break on permits

The Oregon State Marine Board is floating a streamlined plan that would no longer require people who rent commercial rafts and kayaks to carry Aquatic Invasive Species permits, a move billed as a near no-brainer for Oregon waterways. While raft-rental companies, called liveries, still would be required to buy the same permits to outfit their […]
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Oregon State Marine Board to meet in La Pine

The Oregon State Marine Board will be meeting in La Pine on Thursday, October 5, at La Pine City Hall, located at 16345 Sixth Street. Source: Oregon State Marine Board to meet in La Pine – KTVZ