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No-wake zone created in Holgate Channel of Willamette River near Ross Island

By Matt Buxton
The Oregonian

The Oregon State Marine Board voted Thursday night to establish a low-speed, no-wake area in the southern section of the Holgate Channel, a section of the Willamette River on the east side of Ross Island.

The Oregon State Marine Board voted Thursday night to establish a low-speed, no-wake area in the southern section of the Holgate Channel, a section of the Willamette River on the east side of Ross Island. 

 
The 3-2 vote was the culmination of a year-long effort by local conservationists to preserve and rebuild the natural area and provide a safe place for non-motorized recreation on the narrow, winding section of the river.
 
The effort was spearheaded by Mike Houck, the executive director of the Urban Greenspaces Institute, Bob Sallinger, the conservation director of the Audubon Society of Portland,
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