- Apr 3, 2019
Keep Your Dog Safe While Paddling
I have encountered many paddlers, both in person and through pictures they share on social media, enjoying time on the water in a canoe...
- Sep 22, 2017
Paddle Safely - Your Life Depends on It
It's an early fall day; you set out in the morning; the water is calm and as smooth a sheet of glass; there's not a cloud in the sky; the...
- Aug 22, 2016
A Family of Paddlers
Elizabeth Voyles' daughter with her grandpa and father on Lake Lytle in Rockaway Beach, Oregon. Photo courtesy of the author Canoeing was...
Oregon State Marine Board
- Nov 14, 2015
New Safety Video Emphasizes the Right Life Jacket Fit for Kids
The importance of wearing a properly fitting life jacket when in, on and around the water is paramount, especially when it comes to our...
- Jul 9, 2015
July 4 Weekend Tragic for Canoeists
I read in the national news recently about three canoeing accidents that happened over the fourth of July weekend. Two of the incidents...
- Apr 14, 2015
A Hard Lesson Learned Tragically
A tragic event occurred on April 12 in which two kayakers lost their lives and left another one fighting for his life after they got...
- Jan 10, 2015
Carrying Your Aquatic Invasive Species Permit
I fellow paddler recently posted a question on a local paddling board on where is the best place to attach her Aquatic Invasive Species...
- 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...
- Aug 15, 2014
Wear It, Don't Sit on It!
A personal flotation device (PFD), or life jacket, is designed to keep you alive should your boat capsize. It won’t do you much good if...