- Jun 17, 2019
Senate Bill 47 Aims to Create Waterway Access Fund (Updated)
The Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB) introduced Senate Bill (SB) 47 into the Oregon Legislature on January 2019. The summary of the bill...
- Apr 28, 2017
Non-Motorized Boating Fee Is Dead
I had a nice conversation with Ashley Massey, public relations officer at OSMB, about HB 2320. She informed me that OSMB will not be...
- Mar 1, 2017
Paddlers Converge on Salem to Protest Fee
Boaters of all types converged in Salem, Oregon, March 1 for a public hearing on two Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB) measures introduced...
- Jan 30, 2017
OSMB Introduces Two Bills Affecting Paddlers
The Oregon State Marine Board is bringing before the Legislature two bills that will impact non-motorized boats. There seems to be some...
- Mar 9, 2015
Comments from Oregon Paddlers
Over this past summer and fall, the Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB) held several meetings throughout the state to gather comments from...
- Nov 10, 2014
Retrospect on Possibility of Fee Assessed to Paddlers
I must admit that early on I wasn't keen to the idea of the Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB) proposing a fee to non-motorized boaters to...
- Oct 30, 2014
Oregon Parks and Recreation Convenes Workshop to Discuss Water Trails
I had the opportunity to participate in Oregon Parks and Recreation’s (OPRD) Oregon Trail Planning Workshop in Salem last night. The...
- Oct 21, 2014
Non-Motorized Boater Listening Sessions Nearing an End
I received information from the Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB) this morning summarizing the comments/inputs they have received from the...
- Sep 17, 2014
OSMB Begins Second Round of Meetings with Non-Motorized Boaters
I had the opportunity to attend the second round of meetings the Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB) is holding with non-motorized boaters....
- Aug 11, 2014
OPRD Wants to Know Where Paddlers Paddle
Dr. Kreg Lindberg, professor at OSU’s Cascade Campus, sent a survey link to randomly selected non-motorized boaters to get their input on...