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Marine Board Approves Grant for Clatsop County
For Immediate Release -4/13/12
Clatsop County Parks Department received a grant from the Oregon State Marine Board to refurbish the existing boarding floats at the John Day Ramp. The Marine Board approved the grant at its quarterly Board meeting on April 11, in Springfield.
The John Day Ramp on the John Day River also provides access to the Columbia River, which is the most heavily used waterbody in Oregon.  Recent improvements at this site improve the ability to better manage heavy use during larger fish runs. The existing boarding floats were constructed in 1994 and are showing signs their heavy use. Still, the structure is sound and only the exterior components of the floats need to be replaced. New refurbished floats will eliminate potential damage to boats and reduce any tripping hazard for boaters.
Clatsop County was awarded $23,000 in state boater funds, combined with $11,000 of cash match from the county and $2,355 in in-kind funds. The projected total cost is $36,355. 
For more information about boating facilities, visit http://www.boatoregon.com/OSMB/BoatFac/index.shtml.