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Oregon Residents Could Soon Pay a Fee to Hit the Water
"Driftboaters, kayakers, sailors and others running boats without motors may soon - for the first time - start paying toward their playing on Oregon's public waterways," reports Mark Freeman.
"The Oregon State Marine Board will ask the Oregon Legislature to create and fund a new nonmotorized boating program that would help pay for upkeep of boat ramps, other facilities and marine patrol programs heretofore paid largely by fees charged to motorized boaters," adds Freeman.
The article includes a lot more detail about the work that's gone into creating the legislation that would implement the fees and the fund.