In this Issue:

Instructions for August 16th Zoom General Meeting bottom of page:

Stories in the News:

  1. Support CRYA with your business link on our Website
  2. JJ Collins Marine Park Clean Up - Huge Success!
  3. 2023 Cruise Schedule Updates - Date and time Changes
  4. America's Boating Club Channel Launches New Video - "Navigating Inlets"
  5. WOOO (Waterfront Organizations Of Oregon) with support of CRYA have been working to increase the Oregon State Marine Board Funding for Abandoned and Derelict Vessel Removal Is Critical.



  1. Public Comment Opportunity: Proposed Restrictions to Public Use of Hayden Island Segment (Beach by old Red Lion Docks where the homeless camps were) Please support this!
  2. CRYA Annual Awards Banquet - Dec. 8th at PYC
  3. We at CRYA as with all organizations need volunteers

---------------Links of Interest---------------

St Helens City Dock Camera  Port of Camas Dock Camera

Opening Day Picture Gallery

 CRYA Facebook 

New - Marine Services Directory 

For advertising information contact

Americas Boating Club Classes

Marine Services Directory - We are Ready to help YOU!!

We have developed a new Marine Services Directory Website Page which will give exposure for your business to active boat owners. Our Public Media Liaison Jolene Coats/Walsh helped us develop the idea based on her Freshwater News section for businesses. Here is what CRYA has to offer:

For a $250 donation to CRYA you get!

  1. Your Logo/Business card image on our CRYA Marine Services Directory Page with a Direct Link to your website.              
  2. Links in our Monthly Newsletter going out to Boaters! Our Newsletter has a greater than 40% Open Rate.
  3. It is going to be done yearly with January Renewal - Signing Up Early for 2023 is getting up to 4 months FREE this year!
  4. You will be supporting Better Boating for everyone since we target projects to enhance cruising destinations and legislation of our waterways.

Please contact us at and we'll get you signed up!

There are current examples to see HERE

JJ Collins Marine Park Clean Up and Repair - 2022

This years Clean Up was the most involved for the NOTS and GBYC groups in many years. MCYC was also on hand with volunteers. It not only involved clearing the trails, but also new wood for all the picnic tables and a long overdue pressure washing of the docks and the ramp. Please - when you see a NOTS or GBYC member thank them for not only this years work, but all the years that they volunteer to keep this beautiful cruise destination in great shape. We all benefit from their commitment each year.

For the complete article and more pictures see the excellent writeup by Doug Vandecoevering of NOTS who was the leader of the project HERE.

Special Thanks to Rocky Pointe Marina and Dahlgren's Building Supplies for their help in the selection and delivery of the needed supplies.

2023 Cruise Schedule Submission Date/Time Changes

New Date is September 1st at 12 Noon!

In our recent Standing Committee Meeting we talked about some changes for the future that we feel will help make the process smoother for all. The new date for submissions will be September 1st, and the new time will be 12 Noon. We feel it will give incoming Bridges more opportunity to be involved in the clubs cruise destinations. Jolene Walsh will again be leading the effort this year. If you have any questions for Jolene she can be reached at

America's Boating Channel Launches


Video Premiere Sets Stage for New Inlet Drone Videos Service Offering

Raleigh, NC, 15 July 2022 – The fifth video in America’s Boating Channel's™ sixth season of boating safety and boater education videos, "NAVIGATING INLETS," will debut this Saturday morning July 16 at 9 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

The new title will be featured on, America's Boating Channel on YouTube, and across online social media as a follow-on to the video service’s Operation Dry Water promotional campaign, which showcased boating-under-the-influence (BUI) prevention videos over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

"NAVIGATING INLETS" covers the fundamentals of crossing major waterway entrances. Viewers will learn how to prepare for departing and returning through challenging inlets. Also featured are tips for maneuvering safely and warnings about hazards.

The new video exclusively features members of the Great South Bay, Jones Beach, and Patchogue Bay Power Squadrons with special thanks to Sea Tow Shinnecock / Moriches.

"NAVIGATING INLETS" will also be featured in America’s Boating Channel’s “INLET DRONE VIDEOS” video service offering. The new series will provide narrated aerial video coverage of high-traffic US waterway entrances to help recreational boaters prepare for their first sorties through high-traffic waterway entrances. Filming was recently completed at Cape Fear, NC, the first inlet to be covered in the new video service offering. To learn more, email


About America’s Boating Channel

America’s Boating Channel™ is produced by United States Power Squadrons® (USPS) under a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. The service features professionally produced high-definition safe boating and boater education videos. America’s Boating Channel has been recognized with the National Boating Industry Safety Award as the 2021 Top Marine Media Outlet and with the 2022 International Boating & Water Safety Summit Communication Award for the top Video Public Service Announcement (PSA) Series. As the premier boating organization dedicated to “Safe Boating through Education” since 1914, USPS is America’s Boating Club® – For Boaters, By Boaters™.

WOOO and CRYA members Testified at a recent Oregon State Marine Board Meeting to press the case for increased Abandoned and Derelict Vessel Removal to at least $500,000.  It has been at $150,000 per Biennium for many years which doesn't begin to touch the needs of the problem.  See the letter written to the OSMB from WOOO HERE

Public Comment Opportunity: Proposed Restrictions to Public Use of Hayden

Island Segment

The Department of State Lands is seeking public comment on a proposed rule (OAR 141-088-0240) to restrict public use of approximately 500 yards of riverbank along the Columbia River on the north side of Hayden Island.

The restrictions are proposed between river mile 106 and 107, east of a navigational pile dike and west of the I-5 Columbia River Interstate bridge. The proposed rule would close this segment of the riverbank to all uses between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Campfires and camping would be prohibited at all times.

The riverbank segment is surrounded by privately owned land and can only be legally accessed by water. If the proposed rules are adopted, the riverbank would remain open and accessible from the water for legal uses during the day.

The rulemaking seeks to reduce impacts to the health and safety of the river, following numerous reports of unsafe activities, including unauthorized and uncontrolled fires, threats of violence, abandoned shopping carts and vehicles, and trash.

How to Comment :

Public comments on the proposed rules can be provided during an online public meeting on August 15 at 5:30 p.m. Meeting links and call-in information are on the DSL website.

Comments in writing may also be emailed to or mailed to


775 Summer Street NE, Suite 100

Salem, OR 97301

The comment deadline is August 31. 

Notice of Proposed R141-08

DSL Proposed Rulemaking Webpage

Do you have spare time, and love Boating?

CRYA Needs You!

CRYA is a fully volunteer organization.  Each year we look to our member clubs and Associate members to help us fulfill our Executive Committee and Special Committee needs.  This year we will have openings for a few positions.  Our plan is to have all of the job descriptions written and available by September.  We will be post them on our website as well as in the next Newsletter.  If you just can't wait, please contact us at and we can help you get the information needed.  Treasurer, Vice President and Standing Committee Member will need filling.  Thanks in advance for considering a position!

Calling All Photographers!

As mentioned previously, we are looking for some new options for our website home page. I have been getting a few submissions and would love to get more. Having Mt. Hood or backgrounds with known landmarks is a plus. We will have a gift for the winning photo(s) so please help us out in getting some great boating Photo's from our area. Submissions or questions can be sent to Thanks to everyone who have sent in photos.

General Member Meeting Information 7pm

Social time starting at 6:30

(time to figure out how to get into the meeting!)

Zoom Meeting Details - Here

Previous Meeting Minutes - June July

Agenda for Meeting Here

Treasurer's Report - June July

Any inputs or request for guest speakers? Please let us know.