March 9, 2015

Over this past summer and fall, the Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB) held several meetings throughout the state to gather comments from paddlers regarding issues having to do with access, education, fees, and safety. OSMB has finally compiled all of the comments and ma...

December 25, 2014

Are you new to paddling or feel your paddle safety skills could use some honing? Were you aware the Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB) offers a paddle sports safety course?

I have taken the course and found it valuable even though I have been paddling for almost 50 years...

October 21, 2014

I received information from the Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB) this morning summarizing the comments/inputs they have received from the meetings they have been holding around Oregon these past two month.

The one thing that really jumps out at me from the reports I hav...

September 17, 2014

I had the opportunity to attend the second round of meetings the Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB) is holding with non-motorized boaters. The meeting was intended to gather additional comments from paddlers who weren't in attendance at the June meetings and to fill thos...

June 3, 2014

Oregon paddlers, the Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB), and non-motorized advisory committee members met June 3 at the Portland Building in downtown Portland for a 2½-hour meeting to discuss matters of importance to the paddling community. OSMB and the advisory committe...

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