Category Archives: State Marine Board

Editorial: Marine Board should be up front about fee

Put your canoe in a lake up in the Cascades, and the staff of Oregon Marine Board wants to charge you a new fee. It’s just one of many proposals for new fees and rules the Oregon Marine Board is scheduled to discuss at an open house at Eagle Crest on Oct. 16. The fee […]
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Marine Board sets Eagle Crest open house on 2019 proposals

The Oregon State Marine Board will be hosting an open house at Eagle Crest Resort west of Redmond on the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 16, to discuss the agency’s 2019 legislative concepts. Source: Marine Board sets Eagle Crest open house on 2019 proposals

State Marine Board seeks comments on rule change

To define ‘towed water sports’. The Oregon State Marine Board said this week it’s seeking written public comments on a proposed definition for “towed water sports.” The proposed definition will be used in local Boat Operation rules in Chapter 250. Where applicable, the agency is proposing to amend 10 MPH restrictions in local Boat Operation […]
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A 5 mile per hour speed limit is set in North Turner Lake

Ten years ago, it was a gravel pit people noticed only when the occasional truck would turn from it onto Turner Road. North Turner Lake is now a 70-acre body of water owned by the City of Turner with around 40 houses constructed on its banks, over 200 houses expected and a park with boating […]
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Marine Board sets Bend hearing on outfitter guide rules

The Oregon State Marine Board will be holding two public hearings, one in Bend, on proposed rules for the Outfitter Guide Program. The agency’s Guide Advisory Committee recommended changes to the administrative rules. Source: Marine Board sets Bend hearing on outfitter guide rules – KTVZ

County, state officials warn rivergoers of dangers along waterways

As the southern Willamette Valley sizzles, some residents stay cool by hopping aboard paddle boards, plopping onto inner tubes or jumping into kayaks or canoes to float down rivers around Lane County. But beware, county and state officials warn. Submerged logs, overhanging limbs and other hazards can catch rivergoers by surprise. Source: County, state officials […]
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Marine Board to crack down on unregistered powerboats in “Operation Ship Shape”

Oregon boaters who have let their boat registrations lapse — sometimes for years — while still using their crafts on Oregon waterways better get into compliance fast or face big fines. Marine deputies in Southern Oregon and across the state will be cracking down on unlicensed powerboats whose owners financially stiff the Oregon State Marine […]
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‘Operation Ship Shape’ targets lapsed boater registrations

The Oregon State Marine Board, in partnership with 32 county sheriff’s offices and the Oregon State Police will be focusing their enforcement efforts on boaters with lapsed boat registrations during the weekend of August 4-5 for “Operation Ship Shape.” “So far this year, marine law enforcement officers are reporting unusually high numbers of unregistered boats,” […]
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Boaters face fee hikes; but not hunters and anglers from next Legislature

Oregon’s 157,000 boat owners may see a substantial hike in their biennial registration fees if the state Marine Board’s legislative wish list survives the next governor’s budget review. And the owners of non-registered craft longer than 10 feet may have an even larger hike as the Marine Board looks for ways to fund infrastructure for an exponential […]
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Editorial: Prove fee increase is needed for boats

The Oregon State Marine Board faces a problem. Though there are fewer motorized recreational boats in the state than there were a decade ago, its costs have gone up during that period. As a result it will ask the 2019 Legislature to approve a variety of increases. The board has a sales job ahead of […]
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