SB 47 – Non-Motorized Boat Registration By Another Name
This Oregon State Marine Board packaging of a navigation fee as an “access” fee continues to progress through the legislature. You can keep track of its progress, here: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/SB0047
The section near the bottom of the page, Scheduled Events, expands to list upcoming actions. Public hearings should be announced there, along with other legislative activities.
Kayak Disintegrates Running Waterfall
This video of a kayak flying to pieces as the kayaker runs a Class IV waterfall provides a little extra motivation to fully inspect your gear before venturing out. From Paddling Magazine: https://paddlingmag.com/stories/news-events/kayak-explodes-in-the-middle-of-waterfall/
The Statesman Paddles the Willamette’s Headwaters
In case you missed it, Zach Urness at the Statesman Journal did an article on paddling the Willamette’s headwaters: https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/travel/outdoors/2014/04/23/pristine-rush/8068437/