MEDFORD — Driftboaters, kayakers, sailors and others running boats without motors may soon — for the first time — start paying toward their playing on Oregon’s public waterways.

The Oregon State Marine Board will ask the Oregon Legislature to create and fund a new nonmotorized boating program that would help pay for upkeep of boat ramps, other facilities and marine patrol programs heretofore paid largely by fees charged to motorized boaters.