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Good Old Fashion Barn Raising

We’re Looking For A Few Volunteers


If you have been following the lake you may be aware that the Lincoln City Cultural Center and the City Parks Department have been working toward the construction of the Regatta Grounds Stage, which will be a new venue for outdoor performances at Lincoln City’s Regatta Grounds Park.

To date a concrete base has been laid for the Regatta Grounds Stage, the concrete work was done by Ray Clarke, who has donated much of the labor, materials, tint and decorative surface work for the project. Engineering design work was contributed by E. Cole Olsen. The lumber has been ordered and paid for, and Jim Whisler, from Whisler Construction, has volunteered to handle the final construction, weather and schedule permitting.

The success of this project is tied to the spirit of volunteerism that exists in our community. The Devils Lake Neighborhood Association would like to join the team that takes this project to completion. We are putting out the call to neighbors who may want to help with this great project this spring. If you have construction skills, can swing a hammer or can provide general labor we need your help. If you are interested in bringing this great neighborhood resource to completion, please contact Mitchell Moore at 503-381-4818 or

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Mystery Wine Auction

Kozzi-red_wine_and_grapes-3264x4896-200x300We have had a very busy year on the lake running a successful political campaign which changed the dynamics of the Devils Lake Water Improvement District.  We also won our lawsuit against the District saving our irreplaceable water right for generations to come.  These victories came at quite a cost and we still need to raise $8,000 to cover the final legal costs. Help us balance our accounts and participate in our fun Wine Auction Extravaganza.

Visit with your Devils Lake neighbors while enjoying beer, wine and hearty hors d’oeuvre. During the evening will you will be offered a chance to bid on mystery bottles of wine plus participate in our silent auction.  Best of all you can enjoy great conversations with your friends and neighbors both old an new.

Contact Dana Moore at 971 235-5668 or to reserve your tickets. Event will be limited to 60 guests.

October 17, 2015
7p.m. Drinks and Hors d’oeuvres
8p.m. Auction Begins

2941 NE Loop Dr
Otis, OR

Tickets $75 per person (plus one bottle of wine donated per couple)

Additional Donations

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New DLNA Director Election

The By-Laws of the Devils Lake Neighborhood Association provide for the number of board members to be between three and twelve with the initial Board set to five.  During its May Board meeting the board was expanded by two seats.  The board appointed a nominating committee to identify and forward qualified candidates for the new positions.  The committee has forwarded Steve Brown and Tom Rice with a recommendation that they be elected to the Board of Directors.  This addition would provided at least one Director in each quadrant of the neighborhood.  Our By-Laws allow for electronic voting which can commence upon receipt of this email until 9:00am October 18th the day of our next General Membership Meeting.  An email will be forwarded with a direct link to the Ballot.

Steve Brown

Steve Brown and his wife Nancy has been a full time resident of Lincoln City and Devils Lake since 2006, he is the President of Liquor Outlet Lincoln City and Salem, Oregon. Prior work experience include Director for Fred Meyer Stores 26 years, Vice President Hangars Unlimited a developer of general aviation T hangars in Washington State. Steve has served as President of Associated Liquor Stores of Oregon which represents all Liquor Stores in Oregon and still serves as a board member. Steve keeps aware of current issues that affect the people of Lincoln City by following City Council, Planning Commission, DLWID and the DLNA. He was active in this past election of the new Board of DLWID, in an active participant and homeowner in the new Voyager Sewer LID and has supported the fundraising for the fireworks and election committee of Save Devils Lake. Steve and Nancy have four kids and four grand kids.

Tom Rice

Tom Rice has had an active interest in Devils Lake since his family purchased their lakeside cabin in the Neotsu area in 1970.  His parents, Al and Fran Rice, were permanent residents there from 1983 until Al’s death in 2011, at which time Tom and his family inherited their lake house.  Tom and his wife Cheri have a strong interest in the health and future of the lake, and have been active participants of the Devils Lake Neighborhood Association, DLWID Board meetings, and Lincoln City events and activities in general.  They feel the DLNA provides a great opportunity to insure the best possible future for Devils Lake. Tom is an automotive dealership operations consultant and he and his wife currently reside in Newberg.


(To Vote Simply Click on the ballot below)


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What is Nextdoor?

The DLNA has been working hard at bringing you our neighbors important information. We have done this primarily by publishing articles on our website the Devils Lake Navigator, by forwarding you informative emails, by posting on facebook and by scheduling neighborhood meetings. These methods are somewhat limited with the exception of our meetings, as they do not permit much interaction between neighbors.  With the goal of increasing neighbor to neighbor communication we have invited you to participate in a three year old service called Nextdoor.

Nextdoor is a private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. It’s the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk online and we hop make all of your lives better in the real world. As of this writing 78 neighbors in our neighborhood and 175 in nearby neighborhood are already using Nextdoor to build happier, safer places to call home.

People are using Nextdoor to:

  • Quickly get the word out about a break-in
  • Get the latest on the weather when your not there
  • Updates on accidents, power outages, emergencies
  • Organize a Neighborhood Interest Group
  • Track down a trustworthy babysitter
  • Find out who does the best paint job in town
  • Ask for help keeping an eye out for a lost dog
  • Announce an event that others may be interested in
  • Finally call that nice man down the street by his first name

Give it a Spin

We recommend that you take a few moments to take a tour of Nextdoor. Then you should be able to browse through the site.  Take a look at the newsfeed and look at nearby neighborhoods to see how they are using the site.  There are five neighborhoods in Lincoln City using the site, Devils Lake, Roads End, Highland Estates, Wecoma Beach, and Harbor Fleet.  Remember we’re just getting started so let’s give it some time.

Too much email?

In the beginning we have all received a number of emails as new neighbors join the site.  We have now settled into earily use of the system.  We what you to know you have the ability to control the way you are notified by Nextdoor.  Use the instructions below control the number and frequency of email you receive.  Got a smartphone you can turn email off all together and use the Nextdoor iPhone or Android app to stay in touch.

Nextdoor gives you granular control over your email settings, so you can choose the types of posts you want to be notified about, and how often you receive those email notifications. For each type of notification Nextdoor sends, you can choose whether you’d like immediate updates (recommended for activity within your neighborhood), a daily digest email (recommended for activity from your nearby neighborhoods), or no email.

​To access your email settings on a web browser:
Sign into your Nextdoor account.

  1. Click your name in the top right corner of the page.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select your desired email notification settings:
    • Selecting Immediate Updatesmeans that you’ll receive an email as soon as that type of message is posted by one of your neighbors. You’ll receive an email for every individual post.
    • Selecting Daily Digestmeans that you’ll receive all messages and Nextdoor activity in a single summary email.
    • ClickingNo email means that you won’t receive an email about that type of activity — you’ll have to visit the website or the app to read messages from your neighbors.

Any change you make to your email settings will update automatically. After you change an email preference, you will see a yellow bar at the top of the page that says “Your settings have been updated.”

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Devils Lake Sewer – Step One

The City of Lincoln City has been working on planning to bring sewer service to the East side of Devils Lake.  The city has shared the first draft of the Devils Lake Sewer System Pre-Design Report with the Devils Lake Neighborhood Association.  The DLNA is looking for interested members who are interested in working with the City and the Devils Lake Water Improvement District on this important project; let us know if you would like to be involved.  This report is step one of the project and the City is providing us the opportunity for input, day one.  The report contains a great deal of valuable information, we encourage all to download and review the material. Let us know your thoughts and comments and we’ll pass it along, or feel free to contact the City directly.  While we don’t know much at this point about the possible timelines we do know from the report that it will take in excess of $7 million to construct the system.


According to the report…

The project entails the extension of sewerage to the currently un-sewered area located north and east of Devils Lake in the City of Lincoln City, Lincoln County, Oregon. Within this area, the City provides water to 442 predominantly single family residential accounts. Each of these accounts is associated with an on-site wastewater system (typically a septic tank and drain field). Each of these systems will be eliminated once the connection is made to the new sewer. The new collection system will connect to the City’s wastewater collection system where there is adequate capacity to convey, treat, and dispose of wastewater from the project area.

The selected type of collection system is a low-pressure sewer also known as a grinder pump system. A house’s building sewer is connected to a buried tank that houses the grinder pump which reduces the size of any solids present and pumps the wastewater through a relatively small diameter service line to the mainline sewer in the public right-of-way. The collective operation of the individual pumps pressurizes the mainline system and conveys flow to the City’s existing West Devils Lake Road & 101 Pump Station and from there to the City’s existing gravity sewer system. Since the grinder system is pressurized, the mains can be smaller and shallower than typical gravity sewer construction thereby minimizing the construction effort and impact and reducing associated costs.

The City selected the low-pressure sewer alternative after consideration of other systems and their suitability for the area and compatibility with the City’s existing system and overall objectives.

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DNLA 3rd of July – Spectacular!

Announcing the Second Annual Devils Lake Neighborhood Association Fireworks display.

Fireworks Display
Date: Friday July 3rd
Time: 9:30 PM

The Devils Lake Neighborhood Association is proud to announce the Second Annual DLNA fireworks display. The Association is working with Western Fireworks who will come to Devils Lake just prior to the Fort Vancouver fireworks display on the 4th.  Our show will kick off the holiday weekend and be held on Friday July 3rd beginning at 9:30pm last 20-30 minutes and include some very special displays.

This spectacular show will be launched off a barge centrally located on the lake near Brown Bear Park, and will be clearly visible from D River Wayside, Regatta Park and Sand Point Park.

We are gathering donations for this spectacular fireworks show and are looking for Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsors. (Gold $1,000, Silver $500, Bronze $250)  Please contact Max Hanson at or with your interest in donating at the sponsor level, or follow this donation link or the button in the sidebar to contribute any other amount for this wonderful show.


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3rd of July Boat Parade

Raise Your Patriotic Spirit Prior to the Fireworks

In the past a few lake residents have attempted to get the community in the mood for the upcoming July 4th weekend celebrations a small group of determined boaters took a lap around the lake sporting patriotic decor.  Long time residents on the lake remember 4th of July boat parades drawing large numbers.  We’ve decided to make this a formal annual tradition, so please join us for this fun neighborhood event!

Boat Parade
Date: Friday July 3rd
Time: 7:00 PM
To make the weekend complete the DLNA will be leading a Boat parade on the 3rd of July beginning in front of Regatta Park at 7pm.  Deck you boat with patriotic fare and gather at Regatta Park and take a lap around the lake to celebrate this great country.

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Announcing DLNA Annual Meeting


The second Annual Meeting of the Devils Lake Neighborhood Association (DLNA) will be held at 10:00AM, on Saturday, June 27, 2015, in the Community Room at the Driftwood Public Library located at 801 U.S. 101 #201, Lincoln City, OR 97367. Come join us and your neighbors for the following purposes:

  1. A presentation on the activities of the DLNA.
  2. Explanation of DLNA vs. DLWID Lawsuit
  3. Description of the Gala July 3rd Boat Parade and Fireworks Display
  4. Election of Board Position One
  5. Discuss Expansion of DLNA Board to Seven
  6. Open forum to allow neighbors to set the agenda for the DLNA.
  7. Draft a list of goals for the year ahead.

Please mark your calendar and attend this important meeting. It is a great chance to meet your neighbors and shape the neighborhood’s future. Check our website at for more details.

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DLWID Candidates Announce

The Race for DLWID Board Begins

There are three positions up for election on May 19.  DLWID Board positions 1,2, and 3 are available.  As of this writing three candidates are hoping to change the current board with Bill Sexton, Tina French and Kent Norris who recently was appointed. Several of the candidates provided us an introduction to their campaign, we still await a response from others. So we have provided what we could while we wait for a response from each candidate.

Bill Sexton

donate-2Bill Sexton has been working on Devils Lake since 1985.   That’s 35 years of navigating and coming to know this lake since the days when it was choked with weeds. With his work experience he knows and has worked with all the agencies involved with its management, from federal level on down; all of their requirements and permitting processes. Bill has also been a volunteer firefighter for Lincoln City for the past 18 years,  3 years serving as Association president. Bill states that his primary goal in becoming a candidate for a board position on the DLWID is to see that the mission statement written in its by-laws is fulfilled as originally intended.
Kent Norris

Kent-Donate-2Kent is a recently retired science educator that understands the science of the lake and how to apply this to the analysis and decision making of the Board.  He has the collaborative experience to engage residents, regulatory agencies, and the business community to achieve a balanced set of goals for Devils Lake.  Kent recently brought state and federal regulatory agencies together, in a joint effort with his neighbor, on their lakefront properties to reach agreement on their waterfront restoration, protection, and enhancement project prior to the permitting process. Kent feel that the DLWID Board should be a resource for its users and residents.

 Tina French

Tint-DonateTina was born and raised in Lincoln City.  Devils Lake was her playground every summer.  She had every birthday party at Sand Point Park until she was 14 years old.  After college she moved back to Lincoln City.  She and husband Lonnie now have two children who love the lake as much as she did as a child. Tina assumed leadership as president of North Lincoln Sanitary Service in 1991 and looks forward to applying her experience in environmental management  through her service on the Devils Lake Water Improvement District Board.  Tina feels that taking care of our lake is a natural extension of good ecological stewardship of our community.

Randy Weldon Currently serves on the Devils Lake Water Improvement District board. Current proposals include lifejacket station, and removal of the D-River dam.

Susan Russo campaign-statement-photo-susan-russo-(1)Susan has lived in Lincoln City since 1996 with her husband Rob Russo and daughter Savannah. They have enjoyed many of the water activities that D-Lake has to offer, such as jet skiing, wake boarding, tubing and Stand Up Paddle Boarding. Susan has worked as a Salem Hospital nurse for the past 20yrs and has a Bachelors of Science in both Microbiology and Nursing. Her initiative to run for the DLWID Board stems from her desire to maintain and improve the quality of Devils Lake for all community members, wildlife and the environment. She feels that she will bring a nice balance to the Board, as a non-lakefront property owner that has a strong science background. She is known as someone who is not set in her ways, a problem solver, finds creative ways to get things done, thinks outside the box and is willing to listen to and consider all options and opinions. She looks forward to focusing her time and energy on the DLWID Board and the community needs. Her goal is to honor the mission statements of the DLWID.

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DLNA and the SOS Program

In the May 2014 DLWID Board meeting the Devils Lake Neighborhood Association presented some suggestions that we felt would be beneficial for the lake and the community.  In our document “A Path Forward” for Devils Lake we outlined how with the support of the Devils Lake Neighborhood Association the District could make significant progress toward  several key elements contained in the Devils Lake Plan.  Among them the Save Our Shoreline (SOS) program was given as an example of  how the DLNA could help the District achieve their goals.

The Neighborhood Association has publicly stated that they have a list of several homeowners who wish to make shoreline improvements to their property.  On December 12th, we toured five properties where SOS projects are being considered.  The District delivered  a dozen plants from their stocks to encourage the projects.

We need your help, in order to add another five projects, for a total of ten, to the list being considered for planting this spring.  Please contact us a to let us know of your interest.  We would like make the planting of these projects a springtime neighbor to neighbor event.  It would be great fun to work together to improve our lake.

As a reminder here is how the DLWID describes the SOS Program.

Save our Shorelines is; A project to assist landowners in increasing the native vegetation on their shoreline as well as other Best Management Practices for living on the water. The goal of this project is to encourage homeowners to plant native vegetation in place of having turf grass and rock walls on their shoreline.  Native shoreline vegetation offers homeowners many benefits, including low maintenance, reduced shoreline erosion, a beautiful natural landscape, and you will save money since native vegetation does not require fertilizer or additional watering.  Restoration projects also benefit the lake by decreasing sediments and other pollutants that enter the lake, including nutrients that promote cyanobacteria.

DLWID is continually looking for homeowners who are interested in doing native shoreline plantings.   The District will provide up to $750 or 75% whichever is less of a project.  For more details on the program follow this link.

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