Approximately 20 members in were in attendance on June 10, 2017 at the Driftwood Public Library for the DLNA Annual meeting. Pat Christie covered the highlights of the DLNA financials. Steve Brown asked if we could break out Business from individuals so we could see where our fundraising efforts may need to be focused in the future. Fireworks funds are looking good as we are nearing the required funds to pay for the show. There is an available general fund balance of $4,383.51 which includes a donation by CLEAN as they closed that PAC. There was a discussion of the one open board position, please let us know if you're interested in serving. DLWID May Election results were discussed with introductions to Steve Brown and Kathy Kremer. Both David Skirvin and Brian Green were acknowledged as there was a thank you party held at Kent and Anne Norris house in their honor.
DLWID Lake Manager Josh Brainerd provided an update on DLWID projects and DLNA partnership. Josh spoke about the current aeration project and the committee's made up of many DLNA members. Members brought us several issues, The topic of gnats came up and how to combat them. They appear a few times a year. Not much to do other than to let them fly. ODFW fish stocking in D Lake was brought up; Steve Brown had the statistics of approximately 20,000 fish annually legal/large/trophy sizes typically are the possibilities. This year we received 13,500 legal and 7,500 large. More information is available at this link.
The DLWID Project Committee and members of the DLNA came together on Tuesday, May 16 for our First Annual Devils Lake Water Improvement District lake roadside clean-up.
East Devils Lake Road was their first target. Neither rain nor sleet nor sun kept them from their appointed rounds. They suffered all manor of weather. 3 1/2 hours of clean up resulted in 520 pounds of trash. A job well done by a wonderful crew. Many thanks to North Lincoln Sanitary for their support.
We recently announced the Fourth Annual Devils Lake Neighborhood Association Fireworks display scheduled Monday July 3rd. We still have a long way to go to fund this year’s display and to that end we would like to invite you to join us on the lake this holiday weekend.
The DLNA Fireworks Barge will be parked in front of Steve Brown’s House just east of Regatta Park. This year one side will be attached to land in Steve’s backyard so you may come by land or by sea.
Sunday May 28, 2017
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Hot Dogs, Chips and Dip will be offered while you visit with your neighbors. 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. Steve’s address is 1510 NE LAKE DR, Lincoln City OR 97367. Can't make it at all, don't worry you can still donate online by following this link.
Come be a part of your neighborhood! Join us for our First Annual Devils Lake Water Improvement District lake roadside clean-up. East Devils Lake Road is our first target. Details are on the Roadside Clean-up event page where you can RSVP if you wish. You can learn about all of our upcoming activities on our events page. As as recap it will be Tuesday, May 16 from 9 AM to Noon beginning in the parking lot of the Faith Baptist Church at the corner of East Devils Lake Rd. and Hwy 101. All gloves, vests, and bags will be provided, as well as some great company. Let’s all work together to make our beautiful lake and surroundings shine. Just call: Bill Sexton 541-994-5411 or Sue Henderson 503-324-5931 for more information or to sign up.
There are two positions up for election on May 19. DLWID Board positions 4 and 5 are available. Two candidates, Kathy Kremer, and Steve Brown, have submitted paperwork to run and hope to fill the open board position. The candidates provided us an introduction to their campaign, so lets meet them. Both candidates have been endorsed by members of the community as well as Coastal Lakes Environment Action Network, read more at www.coastallakes.org.Read more
Last year the DLNA received official designation from the IRS as a 501.c.3 tax exempt public benefit corporation. This was wonderful news as it means you donations to us can now be declared in your tax computations. It is also wonderful as we as an organization will not need to pay taxes on the moneys we raise.
This increase in status meant to us that we had to up our game as an organization. In order to accomplish this we have made the decision to move our operation to a online environment called NationBuilder. NationBuilder is a “community organizing system”, a cohesive set of tools to help organizations coordinate their people, web pages, finances, and online communications in pursuit of a goal. I have used the winter season to complete conversion to this new platform; it was quite an undertaking but now it is behind us. At first glance you might think this is just a new website, but it is oh so much more. Let’s take a moment a take a tour of the new dlakeoregon.com .
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It all begins with you. Perhaps the most powerful aspect of this new online environment is your ability to join in on the DLNA community. To achieve our mission, we believe in combining online and offline activism. We invite all of our neighbors to join in and participate in our online community.
Only registered neighbors have access to certain areas of our online site. Extra features are contained in the "Action Panel" which appears when logged in the right margins of this site. There you will be able to interact directly with the Devils Lake Neighborhood Association as well as other DLNA members. If you have already registered make sure you are logged in to access this additional information. If you have yet to sign up by entering your email address and clicking the join button in the upper right corner of this site. Let’s take a look at what else you can find on dlakeoregon.com organized by what’s available to the public and what’s available to members.Read more
Click on this image to see more on the AirStream Pro 20.15
Devils Lake has experienced positive results from the deployment of small AirStream Pro units in shallow, near-shore areas of the lake. These units offer individual lake-front property owners the ability to circulate and aerate areas around their shoreline to reduce stagnation, algae build-up and growth and most importantly, bio-degrade organic “muck” on the bottom in shallow areas where diffuser-based aeration is less efficient and effective.
Larger, commercial grade AirStream Pro units are available and are being considered by the DLWID to supplement a whole lake areation project to address near shore trouble spots. These units offer increased reliability and significantly higher circulation and aeration rates than the smaller units which are currently being used by some lakefront homeowners.
Based on requests from members of the Devils Lake Community, Lake Savers from Richland Michigan will support a trial or pilot installation of a Commercial Grade AirStream Pro 20.15 Unit in 2017.Read more
Click on this image to see more from the event.
The Save Our Shorelines committee sponsored a workshop at the Oregon Coast Community College on April 8th; attendees found it to be an interesting event. After opening greetings the meeting was initiated by a panel including Kent Norris, Jack's Strayer and Josh Brainard. Kent Norris described the process of his Save Our Shoreline project last year. Partnering with Jim and Cheryl Luebke they restored their entire shoreline across two lots.
Kent described some of the frustrations of getting the required permitting in a project that took two years to complete. In the end, a nudge by Representative Kurt Schrader put the project over the starting line.
On installation day 18 volunteers from The Devil's Lake Neighborhood Association members helped Kent and his professional crew. With all the volunteers the project timeline was cut in half. Now Kent waits to see how many plants survived this winter, which was characterized very wet with high lake levels.Read more
The date is set for the Fourth Annual Devils Lake Neighborhood Association Fireworks display.
Date: Monday July 3rd
Time: 9:30 PM
We first wanted to give a special shout out to all who have contributed financially to the success of last year’s event and tell you we are working on our back office systems to allow us to gather information in the future to properly document your tax deductible contribution.
We continue to gather donations for this spectacular fireworks display: follow this donation link or the button in the sidebar to contribute. See you July 3rd!Read more
If you’ve been on the lake the past few years you know we’ve moved beyond a parade with just a few lake residents taking a lap around the lake sporting patriotic decor.