March 1, 2017

Boaters of all types converged in Salem, Oregon, March 1 for a public hearing on two Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB) measures introduced in the Oregon Legislature that would impact non-motorized boaters. Many paddlers came to speak out against HB 2320 that would impos...

October 30, 2014

I had the opportunity to participate in Oregon Parks and Recreation’s (OPRD) Oregon Trail Planning Workshop in Salem last night. The purpose of the workshop was to help determine where Oregon should invest funds for new motorized and non-motorized trails. OPRD conducts...

September 3, 2014

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) released its statewide action plan for water trails back in 2005. Besides setting goals and objectives, the action plan outlines the reasons why OPRD wants to assess a fee on non-motorized boaters.

Except for grants, OPR...

August 23, 2014

Oregon Parks and Recreation (OPRD) reports that it has secured land bordering the southern bank of Beaver Creek on the Oregon coast for a new campground. The campground, when completed, will provide the closest lodging for those interested in paddling the creek.


August 11, 2014

Dr. Kreg Lindberg, professor at OSU’s Cascade Campus, sent a survey link to randomly selected non-motorized boaters to get their input on various factors related to paddling in Oregon. He’s conducting the survey on behalf of Oregon Parks and Recreation (OPRD). Those se...

July 19, 2014

I escorted a group of four paddlers on an overnight trip down a section of the Willamette River beginning at Grand Island and ending at Rogers Landing in Newberg.

The weather was sunny and hot—in the low 90s—making it necessary for us to seek shelter from time to time i...

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