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How Oregon Rivers Got Their Names 
The Oregonian ran an article about river names in the state, and it’s a bit of fun: http://www.oregonlive.com/travel/index.ssf/2016/12/how_oregons_rivers_got_their_n.html#0

Kayaking and Canoeing Adventure Talk Jan. 18 
The Loucks Auditorium, at the Salem Library, will host a presentation in the Outdoor Adventure Series regarding the where and how of paddling in the Salem area. The event is scheduled from 7 to 8 pm. [Thanks to Stephanie Hazen for the heads up.]

Legislation Slated to Effect Paddlers 
As the legislature convenes, two bills with implications for paddlers will be waiting to be read. HB 2320 apparently implements a non-motorized boating program while HB 2321 addresses the aquatic invasive species program. Details won’t be public until the bills are read, after which their content may be found at the legislature’s bill tracking site: https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/citizen_engagement/Pages/Find-a-Bill.aspx

OSMB Boating Facilities Planning Survey 
Toward formulating a new six-year facilities plan, the Oregon State Marine Board would like to solicit your thoughts on the matter. You can access the survey, here: http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/forms-library/Pages/Six-Year-Plan.aspx