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Life Jacket Loaner Stations

Life jacket loaner stations are based on an honor system and are important in the local communities to support boating and water safety. Anyone who needs to use a life jacket can do so, but life jackets need to be returned for others to use. Many of these loaner stations are available in partnership with the facility owners/providers, grant funding from the Marine Board, and supplied with life jackets thanks to the help of groups like the Nautical Safety Foundation and other non-profit organizations.

Per OHA guidelines, Outdoor recreation operators must inform people if life jackets are not cleaned between users. Operators also may consider setting life jackets aside for a period of two hours between users. Operators should encourage users to wash their hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer before and after returning a life jacket from a loaner station.

If you are interested in helping the Nautical Safety Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, email to arrange a pickup of your life jackets that are in good condition. You can also donate money to purchase new jackets via their website The Nautical Safety Foundation helps supply life jacket loaner stations with the much-needed life jackets.


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Life jacket loaner station in downtown Corvallis
If you are interested in donating to the Nautical Safety Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, you can contact them at to arrange a pickup of your life jackets that are in good condition. Or you can make a financial donation too for the purchase of new life jackets at

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