New Hub For Progress

We're thrilled to bring you some exciting news today – the launch of our brand-new website dedicated exclusively to the Blue Heron Landing Project! This website, located at, is your go-to source for staying in the loop on all the latest developments and progress made by the Devils Lake Water Improvement District (DLWID) on this remarkable parcel.

The Blue Heron Landing Project represents a significant step forward in our mission to enhance and revitalize this cherished piece of our community. It's not just about rejuvenating a location; it's about creating a space that will benefit all of us, today and for generations to come.

So, what can you expect from our new website?

Stay Informed: The website will serve as a central hub for all project-related updates and news. Whether it's the latest construction milestones, environmental assessments, or community engagement opportunities, you'll find it all right here.

Visual Progress: We'll be sharing captivating images and videos that showcase the transformation of Blue Heron Landing. Witness the project come to life through visuals that tell the story of our progress.

Community Engagement: Your voice matters! We want you to be part of this exciting journey. The website will provide information on how you can get involved, join discussions, and contribute to the shaping of our project.

Project Timeline: Curious about what's coming up next? Our project timeline will give you insights into the stages of development, so you can anticipate what's on the horizon.

Contact Us: Have questions, ideas, or suggestions? Reach out to us through the website. We value your input and are eager to hear from you.

This website is more than just a virtual space; it's a reflection of our commitment to transparency, community involvement, and progress. We want you to be a part of the Blue Heron Landing Project every step of the way, and this website is designed to make that possible.

We invite you to visit today and explore all it has to offer. Bookmark the page, sign up for updates, and join us on this exciting journey to transform Blue Heron Landing into a vibrant and thriving asset for our beloved Devils Lake community.

Together, we're making a brighter, more vibrant future for Devils Lake, and we can't wait to share the progress with you.

Stay tuned for more updates and news!

Fall Harvesting on Devils Lake (Video)

New Partnership Announced

Exciting news is on the horizon as we proudly announce a significant development that's set to shape the future of our beloved Devils Lake. The Devils Lake Water Improvement District (DLWID) and the Devils Lake Neighborhood Association (DLNA) are joining forces to bring about positive changes and enhancements to the Blue Heron Landing facility, right here on our pristine lake.

Now officially labeled as the "Blue Heron Landing Project," the DLWID and DLNA share a vision of revitalizing this cherished spot for the benefit of our entire community. This partnership signifies a collaborative effort to ensure that the redevelopment process is inclusive, community-driven, and aligned with our shared goals.

One of the key elements of this partnership is the creation of a Citizens Advisory Committee. This committee will play a vital role in guiding the DLWID through the various stages of this exciting project. It will be composed of dedicated community members who are passionate about Devils Lake and want to contribute their skills and insights to the redevelopment efforts.

This is an open invitation to anyone in our community who believes they have valuable skills, experiences, or perspectives to offer. Whether you're an avid environmentalist, a design enthusiast, a local business owner, or simply a passionate resident who wants to help shape the future of Devils Lake, we want to hear from you!

To express your interest in joining the Citizens Advisory Committee, please contact Boone Marker at [email protected]. Your involvement can make a meaningful difference in this collaborative endeavor.

As we embark on this journey together, we're excited about the potential for positive change and growth that lies ahead. With the DLWID and DLNA partnership, we're not just redeveloping a facility; we're nurturing our community's connection to Devils Lake, ensuring that it remains a vibrant and thriving part of our lives for generations to come.

Stay tuned for updates on this exciting collaboration and the progress of the redevelopment efforts. Together, we can make Devils Lake an even more exceptional place to live, work, and play.

Outpouring of Community Support

The Devil's Lake Water Improvement District (DLWID) is a vital part of the Lincoln City community, working tirelessly to preserve the natural beauty and water quality of Devil's Lake. This year, DLWID has received an outpouring of support from local residents and the neighborhood association, demonstrating the community's commitment to protecting this shared resource.

One of the key ways that the community has supported DLWID is through financial contributions. The neighborhood association initiated a donation campaign to support the operation of the harvester, which plays a vital role in removing invasive aquatic vegetation from the lake. Over the summer, members of the community generously donated a total of $9,000 to the harvester fund.

In addition to financial contributions, residents have also supported DLWID by purchasing grass carp for the lake. These carp help to control the growth of aquatic vegetation, and they were made available for purchase for $30 each. The community responded enthusiastically, raising an additional $8,000 to support the lake's conservation efforts.

The community's support for DLWID goes beyond financial contributions. Donors were given the opportunity to name the grass carp that they purchased, and they responded by naming 124 carp with a variety of creative and heartwarming names. The most popular name was simply "fish," as in “one-fish, two-fish” but other popular names included "Bob," "Mary," and "Fred." This personalization of the grass carp reflects the strong bond that the community feels with Devil's Lake.

DLNA also presented to the District a framed image that contained the names of all 124 grass carp, symbolizing the strong connection between the community and the lake. This heartwarming gesture is a testament to the community's dedication to preserving Devil's Lake for generations to come.

The Devil's Lake Water Improvement District is grateful for the outpouring of support from the Lincoln City community. This support is essential to DLWID's mission of protecting and enhancing the natural beauty of Devil's Lake

Aquatic Weed Battle Continues

The Devils Lake Water Improvement District (DLWID) is continuing its relentless efforts to maintain the pristine beauty of Devils Lake. The district's harvester has been working tirelessly throughout the season, albeit with a brief hiatus in August for repairs.

As we approach the next phase of the elodea life cycle, it's important to understand the natural behavior of the plant. During this phase, large chunks of elodea plants will detach from the lake's bottom and begin to float around the water. This is entirely normal for these weeds and represents their primary method of reproduction. These floating patches contain specialized cells that will eventually sink in new locations and provide the seed crop for next year's growth.

The DLWID is well aware of the importance of managing this phase of the elodea plant life cycle. Their harvester will attempt to remove as much of this floating vegetation as possible to set the stage for a smoother operation in the next season, ensuring the lake continues to be open to navigation and remains a place for everyone to enjoy.

Residents on the windward side of the lake may find this time of year frustrating as the floating weeds are pushed along to their shoreline. It's essential to note that this increase in vegetation is not a result of harvesting but a natural part of the plant cycle.

Another factor to consider is the impending rainy season. As the lake starts to fill, the aquatic plants will begin to sink. Once the plants go below the six-foot mark, the operational range of the harvester, the harvesting operation will conclude for the season.

The Devils Lake Water Improvement District anticipates sharing final statistics on their harvesting operation in the October board meeting.

Let's take a moment to appreciate the hard work and dedication of the harvester team. They're working tirelessly to keep Devils Lake beautiful for all to enjoy. If you see them on the lake, don't forget to wave and give them a big smile!

Holiday Weekend Reminder 2023

We're excited, it's a double whammy weekend that kick's off the month of July.  We begin with our eighth annual fireworks extravaganza on July 3rd,  before the show is our boat parade in the afternoon. Two for the price of one so don't miss out.  And yes we are still collecting money for the 2023 fireworks, we have made it half way.  Thanks to all who have offered up their support.  If you haven't donated follow this link to join in and ensure we can continue this great tradition.  

Boat Parade: Monday July 03, 2023 at 04:00 PM

Fireworks Show : Monday July 03, 2023 at 09:30 PM (or Dusk)



Boat Slips Rentals Now Available

We're excited to announce the reopening of Blue Heron Landing for boat slip rentals by the Devils Lake Water Improvement District. This is a fantastic opportunity for both local residents and out-of-town visitors to enjoy the beauty of Devils Lake.

Choose from weekly, monthly, or annual rental rates to suit your needs. Whether you're planning a quick getaway or an extended stay, they have the perfect boat slip rental option for you.

For more information and to secure your boat slip rental, please contact Boone Marker, our Lake Manager, at [email protected] or call 541-994-7873. Boone will be happy to assist you with availability, rates, and any other inquiries you may have.

Don't miss out on this limited reopening of Blue Heron Landing for boat slip rentals on Devils Lake. Fuel will not be available at the Landing this season.  Keep an eye out for more information about the District’s plans for the Blue Heron Landing in the future.

Aquatic Weed Removal Continues

The Devils Lake Water Improvement District (DLWID) is taking steps to remove aquatic weeds from Devils Lake in Lincoln City, Oregon. The district has leased a mechanical harvester that will run for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week for the next three months.

The harvester will be targeting several species of aquatic weeds, including elodea, vallisneria, and eurasian watermilfoil. These weeds can form dense mats that can block boat traffic, impair water quality, and harm fish and wildlife.

Harvesting is a major part of the overall current plan to control aquatic weeds in Devils Lake. Additionally, the district recently placed 5,000 sterile grass carp in the lake. Grass carp are an invasive species that have been used successfully to control aquatic weeds in Devils Lake for the past thirty years.

DLWID is confident that these measures will help to reduce the abundance of aquatic weeds in Devils Lake. The district is committed to maintaining the lake's water quality and protecting its natural resources for future generations.

Harvesting is a major part of DLWID's comprehensive plan to restore Devils Lake's ecosystem. The mechanical harvester plays a crucial role in the removal of aquatic weeds. This method involves the use of specialized machinery designed to cut and collect the invasive plants, facilitating their removal from the lake.  The harvester has been operating on the lake over the past month.

Let’s dive into some of the strategies and goals associated with aquatic weed removal using a mechanical harvester at Devils Lake.

1. Increased Waterway Accessibility:

By deploying a mechanical harvester, DLWID aims to improve waterway accessibility for various stakeholders. The removal of excessive aquatic weeds enhances boating and fishing experiences, allowing residents and visitors to enjoy the lake's recreational offerings to the fullest.

2. Ecosystem Restoration:

Mechanical harvesting aids in the restoration of the natural balance within Devils Lake's ecosystem. By selectively removing invasive aquatic plants, the harvester helps mitigate the negative impacts caused by their overgrowth. This restoration process encourages the reestablishment of native aquatic vegetation, providing habitat and food sources for fish and other wildlife.

3. Nutrient Management:

Aquatic weeds often thrive in nutrient-rich environments. The mechanical harvester helps manage excess nutrients present in the lake by removing the invasive plants which decompose and contribute to the overall nutrient load. By reducing the available nutrients, the harvester curtails the growth of unwanted vegetation, promoting healthier conditions for native species to thrive.

4. Prevention of Harmful Algal Blooms:

The volume of aquatic weeds in a waterbody must be kept in balance playing a key role in the development of harmful algal blooms (HABs). These HABs can release toxins, negatively affecting water quality and endangering aquatic life. Mechanical harvesting plays a vital role in breaking the lifecycle of HABs by removing the aquatic weeds with the goal of creating a balanced ecosystem.

DLWID is confident that these measures will help to reduce the abundance of aquatic weeds in Devils Lake. The district has been at this for over thirty years and is committed to maintaining the lake's water quality and protecting its natural resources for future generations.  We can't imagine what a harvester might look like on the lake in another thirty years so we asked our computer who came up with the image featured in this article.

Donate A Carp Update

Thank You for Supporting the Grass Carp Program

We are so grateful to the community for their generous support of the grass carp program. Thanks to your donations, to date we have been able to help DLWID purchase 263 of the 5,000 grass carp which have been placed in Devils Lake. These fish are an important part of maintaining a healthy ecosystem in the lake, as they help control the growth of invasive plants.

We are especially grateful to the 70 donors who have named their own grass carp. These names reflect the diversity and creativity of our community, and we are proud to have them represented in our lake.

Your donations are making a real difference in the health of Devils Lake. We are proud to be a part of such a caring and supportive community.

Thank you again for your support. If you want to donate a carp follow this link, don't forget to name your fish! 

Carp Released (Video)

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