Many deserve credit for Waldo vote


Letter to the Editor in the Register-Guard July 30, 2013 During its recent session the Legislature banned gas motors, including float planes, on Waldo Lake, finally bringing peace and quiet to a 20-year debate. From now on, everyone can enjoy Waldo Lake with clean, weed-free boats with no motors (or an electric motor if you … Continue reading Many deserve credit for Waldo vote

Waldo Lake Bill Advances in Senate


The Register-Guard by Saul Hubbard March 19, 2013 SALEM – With little discussion, the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee on Monday unanimously approved a bill that would ban all gas-powered engines, including seaplanes, on Waldo Lake. The blanket ban in Senate Bill 602 would directly impact seaplanes, which can now use the waterway, while … Continue reading Waldo Lake Bill Advances in Senate

Most at Hearing Oppose Seaplanes on Waldo Lake


The Register-Guard by Kelly Ardis                                                                                                                          SPRINGFIELD — The spirit of early Oregon preservationist John Breckenridge Waldo was alive and well at a public hearing in Springfield Thursday night that could help decide … Continue reading Most at Hearing Oppose Seaplanes on Waldo Lake

Forest Service Supports Float Plane Ban on Waldo Lake


Register-Guard op-ed by Meg Mitchell   On Jan. 31, the State’s Aviation Board will take public testimony on a new policy to allow floatplanes on Waldo Lake. At that hearing, speaking on behalf of the U.S. Forest Service, I will explain why we continue to support the state’s previous policy that banned the use of … Continue reading Forest Service Supports Float Plane Ban on Waldo Lake