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Marine Board’s Clean Marina Program Expands, Facilities Re-Certify
(August 20, 2015, 11:11 am) SALEM, Ore

Oregon’s Clean Marina Program has grown to a flotilla of 63, but that’s just a scratch on the surface of the nearly 200 marinas that qualify for the Marine Board’s free program.  The goal of the program is to incorporate as many floating homes, moorages, boat yards, yacht clubs and marinas as possible, and have them certified as “clean.” 

Keizer Rapids Boat Ramp in 2013 shortly after construction. Source: Oregon Marine Board
Keizer Receives National Boating Access Recognition For Keizer Rapids Boat Ramp
(October 23, 2014, 8:46 pm) KEIZER, Ore.

The States Organization for Boating Access (SOBA) presented the City of Keizer a Mid-Size Access Award for the new Keizer Rapids Boating Facility on the Willamette River during their annual conference held in Arkansas during the week of October 13.

Only one such award is given each year.

Photo By: Oregon State Marine Board
Boat Ramp Congestion Requires Etiquette and Courtesy
(October 20, 2014, 7:52 pm) SALEM, Ore

Summer boating may be over but the Fall salmon runs are bringing boaters from all over the state to fish Oregon's bays and rivers, creating a great deal of congestion and some angst at many of the coastal ramps. Boat ramp traffic jams can be eased if everyone practices courtesy and knows the proper etiq uette at the boat ramp. And once your boat is underway, it's important to remember the proximity rules for speed and wake to avoid agitating other boaters.

Get “Caught” Wearing Your Life Jacket - Photo: Oregon State Marine Board
Get “Caught” Wearing Your Life Jacket
(October 6, 2014, 2:57 pm) SALEM, Ore This is a positive way to encourage use. Let’s reward people who are being safe.

It’s a symbol of safety and most boaters know that wearing a life jacket can save your life.  But did you know that most recreational boating fatalities involve adults who have years of boating experience but succumb to drowning from falling overboard or capsizing? 

Photo Courtesy: Oregon State Marine Board
Oregon Marine Board to Hold Meeting for Non-Motorized Boaters
(September 16, 2014, 4:57 am) SALEM, Ore. The listening session will focus on boating access, on-the-water safety, education, information outreach, and funding options to support these services.

Non-motorized boaters are invited to join the Oregon State Marine Board agency staff and Non-Motorized Advisory Committee members for an evening of dialog about boating needs that better support your activities out on the water.