The Oregon State Marine Board is inviting recreational boaters and others interested in the agency’s work to attend an open house this Monday in Hood River. It’s one of ten such meetings planned in Oregon this month to better understand the needs of boaters around the state, share resources available to boaters, and gather input on the agency’s direction. Marine Board officials say attendees can expect a laid-back atmosphere and the opportunity to have conversations with program staff about any topics relating to recreational boating in Oregon. Topics to discuss include boating safety, education, access facilities, regulations and policies, marine law enforcement, boat registration fees and the agency budget, and outfitters and guides. Monday’s open house will take place from 5 pm to 7:30 pm in the Jean Marie Gaulke Community Meeting Room at the Hood River Library. The timeframe is open for people to come and go as their schedules allow.