Current through Register Vol. 60, No. 12, December 1, 2021
spokesperson must submit a written application to the Director requesting to
adopt a river or waterbody and identifying the intended scope of
(2) An "Adopt-a-River"
adoption will be executed between the spokesperson and the Director. The
adoption will list the specific requirements and obligations of both the
applicant and the Director.
section of river or waterbody being adopted shall be at least two miles in
length for litter pickup work and can include shorelines of lakes and
reservoirs. If unique situations exist then this requirement may be altered if
approved by the Director.
term of the adoption will be for a period of at least two years.
(5) If more than one applicant requests the
same section of waterbody, the Director may make the selection by earliest date
of application or by a drawing.
Assignment of a specific section of waterbody shall be at the discretion of the
(7) The Director may
consider factors such as land ownership, sensitive resource values, congestion,
and size of waterway in determining which rivers or waterbody sections will be
eligible for this program.
Subcontracting or assigning the adopted section by the applicant is prohibited
and will result in cancellation of the adoption.
(9) The Director may cancel an adoption for
any reason including, but not limited to safety considerations, failure of the
applicant to perform and failure of the applicant or its participants to comply
with provisions of the adoption. This cancellation will be issued in writing.
(10) The spokesperson may cancel
the adoption with 30 days written notice to the Director.
(11) A spokesperson has the option of
renewing the adoption for subsequent terms, subject to the approval of the
The Director shall
not issue an adoption under this program to any applicant whose objectives and
values are determined to be inconsistent with the public interest and the
Marine Board's charge and responsibilities under Oregon law. To make this
determination, the Director will rely on:
Oregon Marine Board published mission;
(b) All of the information provided in the
application and any other information considered to be common knowledge of the
general public in the geographic area of the waterbody section to be adopted
(c) Information which may be
requested of the applicant by the Director. This information may include
bylaws, articles of incorporation, or literature of the applicant. Failure to
provide such information upon request may be grounds for denial of an
intended scope of work, as identified on the written application, includes the
removal of invasive species, the applicant must also complete a noxious weed
removal plan and have it approved by the Director prior to the beginning of any
invasive species removal work.
(a) A noxious
weed removal plan shall include permission by a landowner for a project to
proceed, the species of plant to be removed, the proposed project location, the
method of removal, the timing and frequency of removal, how plant material will
be disposed of and how any equipment used during the project will be
decontaminated to prevent the spread of noxious weeds.
Plans must be completed with direction
from one of the following technical assistance agencies:
(A) Oregon Department of
(B) County Weed
(C) County Soil
and Water Conservation District, or
(D) Another qualified technical assistance
agency or business pre-approved by the Director.