Holiday Weekend Reminder 2024

We're excited, it's a double whammy week that kick's off the month of July.  We begin with our boat parade in the afternoon on July 4th, then continue with our annual fireworks extravaganza on July 5th.  Two for the price of one so don't miss out.  And yes we are still collecting money for the 2024 fireworks, we haven't quite made it half way this year with $10,000 still to raise.  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: Thursday, July 4th, 2024 at 04:00 PM

Fireworks Show : Friday, July 5th, 2024 beginning at 9:30pm (or Dusk)

 


Volunteer Orientation Meeting

Calling all Lincoln City neighbors interested in getting involved!

Join us for a volunteer orientation meeting on

Saturday, July 13th at 10:30 am

Driftwood Library (located on Highway 101).

This meeting is a great opportunity for anyone who has expressed interest in joining the neighborhood association board or volunteering in any other capacity. It will be an informal meeting to discuss our ideas for the future, gauge interest, answer questions as best we can, and hopefully leave with a solid plan for moving forward! If you can't make the meeting but definitely want to be involved, just let us know and we'll make sure to keep you in the loop on everything.

The agenda includes:

  •  A brief orientation about the neighborhood association and its goals
  •  An overview of volunteer opportunities
  •  A chance to meet the new president, Russ Cramer

We look forward to meeting you and working together to make our neighborhood an even better place to live!

 


Exciting News and Call to Action!

We recently shared news about the potential conclusion of the Devil's Lake Neighborhood Association (DLNA). While the challenges of filling vacant board positions remain, a glimmer of hope has emerged!

There has been recent interest in reviving the DLNA! This is fantastic news for our close-knit community. It means the association might not have to close its doors after all.

However, to ensure the DLNA's continued success, we need your help!

We are actively seeking passionate and dedicated individuals to join our board. We have already seen some interest in becoming a board member, and hope to receive increased interest in the foreseeable future. As a board member, you'll play a vital role in shaping the association's future, organizing events, and fostering a strong sense of community at Devil's Lake.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference in your neighborhood! No prior experience is necessary, just a willingness to contribute your time and ideas.

Here's what you can expect:

  • Be part of a team: Work alongside fellow residents who share your passion for Devil's Lake.
  • Make a positive impact: Help organize events, advocate for community needs, and build a stronger neighborhood spirit.
  • Develop new skills: From event planning to communication, board membership offers valuable learning experiences.

If you're interested in joining the DLNA board or simply want to learn more, please reach out to us at [email protected].

Together, we can ensure the Devil's Lake Neighborhood Association continues to thrive!

In the meantime, don't forget about our upcoming events:

  • July 4th Boat Parade: Join us for a festive celebration on the lake!
  • July 5th Fireworks Display: The much-anticipated fireworks show will still light up the night sky!

We look forward to hearing from you and continuing to build a vibrant and welcoming community at Devil's Lake!  Stay tuned as there will be more updates coming soon.


Memorial Day Weekend Gathering

You are cordially invited to a Memorial Day Weekend party hosted by Monica and Josh Spady. The event will take place at 3450 NE 26th St and promises to be a day to remember!

Join us as Pelican Brewery pours some of their finest beer, while Bauman's Cider tantalize your taste buds with their delicious cider. Hot Dogs, Chips and Dip will be offered while you visit with your neighbors.  The party will be held on the DLNA fireworks barge, so you can come by land or by sea!

Neighborhood Get Together and Fundraiser
Sunday May 26, 2024
12:00am to 4:00pm

In addition to enjoying the festivities, we will also be seeking donations through DLNA to support the annual fireworks display.

Come on down and help us raise the funds required for this year’s show. Remember you can still stop by even if you don’t have a boat in the water. Monica and Josh’s address is 3450 NE 26th St, Lincoln City OR 97367.  Can't make it at all?  Just want to beat the rush?  You can donate today online by following this link.

Don't miss out on this fantastic Memorial Day Weekend celebration! Join us for a day of great company, delicious drinks, and a beautiful lakeside view.

 


Sunset for Devils Lake Neighborhood Association

It is with mixed emotions that I write this post, as it marks the final chapter of the Devil's Lake Neighborhood Association. Since 2014, we have proudly served our community as a charitable non-profit 501c3 organization. However, due to circumstances beyond our control, we must now bring our operations to a close.

Despite our best efforts, we have been unable to fill our vacant board seats. It seems that there is currently a lack of volunteers willing to step into these roles, which has made it impossible for us to continue as a registered non-profit. Operating in this manner not only presents significant challenges but could also potentially lead to legal issues.

While our official operations will cease, the Devil's Lake Neighborhood Association entity will remain through the end of the year. During this time, should someone in the community wish to take on the responsibility and revive the association, they are welcome to do so. Our website will also remain active for reference purposes.

Our contracted fireworks display scheduled for July 5th will proceed as planned. We also invite anyone interested to gather on the lake for the boat parade on July 4th, as it will be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our community.

It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the Devil's Lake community for the past 10 years. Although this marks the end of our formal association, the spirit of community and camaraderie that defines Devil's Lake will continue to thrive. Thank you for your support and camaraderie over the years.

Warm regards,

Mitchell Moore 

Devils Lake Neighborhood Association


2023 Year in Review

In 2023, Devils Lake saw exciting progress on multiple fronts, thanks to dedicated work from the Devils Lake Water Improvement District (DLWID) and the Devils Lake Neighborhood Association (DLNA). Here's a glimpse into the year's highlights:

Aquatic Vegetation Control:

  • Grass Carp Arrival: 5,000 sterile grass carp were introduced to combat invasive plants, with community donations covering 263 fish and 70 named carp!
  • Weed Harvester in Action: The district leased a harvester to tackle aquatic weeds like elodea and vallisneria, ensuring a healthy lake ecosystem.

Community Engagement:

  • Lake Neighbors Get Together: Festive events like the Memorial Day BBQ, fireworks and the boat parade brought the community together for fun and fundraising.
  • Outpouring of Support: Residents generously donated over $17,000 to support the harvester and grass carp initiatives, showcasing their commitment to the lake.

Collaborative Efforts:

  • DLWID-DLNA Partnership: The two organizations joined forces to revitalize the Blue Heron Landing, launching a dedicated website and planning for inclusive community development.
  • Urgent Call to Action: Heavy rains raised concerns about rising lake levels, prompting a community photo-sharing campaign to urge action on dredging the D River.

Other Milestones:

  • ODFW Commission Approval: Key legal changes paved the way for grass carp placement.
  • New District Manager: Boone Marker brought fresh perspectives and experience to the DLWID.
  • DLNA Reference Library: Educational articles on invasive species and environmental stewardship empowered residents.

Overall, 2023 marked a year of significant progress for Devils Lake. Community collaboration, innovative solutions, and unwavering dedication laid the groundwork for a brighter future for this beloved body of water.


Make Plans For July 4th and 5th

The Devils Lake Neighborhood Association (DLNA) is announcing the tenth Annual Devils Lake Neighborhood Association Fireworks display. The Association is once again working with Western Fireworks who will come to Devils Lake and put on a spectacular show. 

Our show will be held on Friday, July 5th beginning at 9:30pm. 

With this date change everyone will be able to enjoy this extra long weekend with several lake activities. Our spectacular show will be launched off a barge centrally located on the lake. Please note that the display will not be visible from Regatta Park, but Brown Bear State Park and Sandpoint Park should prove to be good locations to enjoy the show.   This show provides the unique opportunity to be viewed while boating on Devils Lake.  To maximize safety, a boat restriction zone will be established around the fireworks barge. No open flame candles, sparklers, or any other kind of fireworks should be used while operating a motorboat. Pets should never be brought to any fireworks display.

To make the weekend complete the DLNA will also be leading a Boat parade on Thursday, July 4th beginning in front of Regatta Park at 4:00pm.  We ask residents to deck their boats with patriotic fare and gather at Regatta Park and take a lap around the lake to celebrate this great country.


Urgent Call To Action

As you may know, we have received a tremendous amount of rain in the past week, resulting in the lake level rising to worrisome heights. The Devil’s Lake Water Improvement District has been working hard for the past three years to get approval from various state agencies in Oregon to dredge the D River on the east side of Highway 101. The requested permit is meant to address the accumulation of sand and logs in the river due to various King tides over the years that have created a barrier for the outflow of water from our lake.

Unfortunately, these efforts have been stymied by one individual in a State agency who fails to see the urgency of the situation. This one person has stopped our request dead in its tracks.

Today, I am writing to request your help. If you are currently in Lincoln City, I urge you to go out in your yard and take pictures of the current situation. Please email these photos to [email protected]. If possible, please also take pictures of other properties in your neighborhood. If you have any pictures of the normal water level, please send them to us as well. We will use them as a comparison to today’s crisis.

We will make these images available to the District for future use in advocacy for a dredging permit. Watch this space, and save your images, as we may request a grassroots letter writing campaign in the near future.

Thank you for your cooperation. We hope that together we can make a difference.

 


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 www.blueheronlandingproject.com, 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 www.blueheronlandingproject.com 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!


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