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Aquatic Invasive Species Tyvek Permits Now Available for Paddlecraft
For Immediate Release -Febryary 28, 2011
The new Tyvek tags are in!  The Oregon State Marine Board approved more purchasing options for manually-powered boats back in December, 2010. 
The new, one year or two year Tyvek tags are available for purchase through the Marine Board’s office in Salem and can also be ordered by downloading a permit application, which is available online at http://www.boatoregon.com/OSMB/Clean/docs/Boating_public_order_form_2011.pdf.  Boaters can purchase as many permits as they like from one application form.  Once the form is downloaded and filled out, mail the application to the Marine Board at P.O. Box 14145, Salem, OR 97309.  Permits expire on December 31 of the current year for the one year permit or December 31 of 2012, depending on which permit is purchased.
“What’s nice about purchasing your AIS permit through the Marine Board is boaters aren’t charged a processing fee,” says Glenn Dolphin, Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program Coordinator for the Marine Board.  “It’s $5 for a one year permit and $10 for two years.  Funds are used for the aquatic invasive species prevention program designed to protect our waterways from being taken over by non-native species.”
Motorized boat owners pay into the aquatic invasive species program when they register their craft.  Boat registrations are valid for two calendar years.
One-year, paper permits can also be purchased from ODFW license agents or online at www.dfw.state.or.us for $7.
For more information about the aquatic invasive species prevention permit program or for directions to the Marine Board office, visit www.boatoregon.com.