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3rd of July Boat Parade

Here We Go Again

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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.  These days we have over 60 boats on the lake! Participating is a lot of fun.  Come join us…

Boat Parade
Date: Sunday July 3rd
Time: 7:00 PM

To make the weekend complete our new Lincoln County Sheriff Marine Officer, Barry Bruster will be leading our Boat parade on the 3rd of July beginning in front of Regatta Park at 7pm.  Deck your 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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Make D-Lake Sparkle this 4th of July!

The first project that has been planned by the recently established citizen committees of the Devils Lake Water Improvement District is a lake clean-up in conjunction with Oregon SOLVE.  Fireworks, food containers, wrappers and more are often left scattered along our rivers, beaches, lakes and neighborhoods. These items can harm wildlife and our communities alike.

Thankfully SOLVE volunteers are here to help.


Click below to and start your SOLVE adventure today!

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4th of July Cleanup at Devils Lake, Lincoln City


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Lets Give Kent A Hand!

SOS LogoWe put this request out last September.  Kent Norris our DLWID Chairman had a big shoreline restoration project planned and needed a little help.  Not surprisingly the project was delayed by the bureaucratic review.  In the meantime, with the change in lake management, Kent has stepped up on all of our behalf and taken on the job of the Lake Manager and we’re grateful.  Now he can use your help; any amount of time you have available would be much appreciated. So here’s the scoop.

The project has been carefully planned and reviewed by several State and Federal agencies.  Special care has been taken to try to make some of the concepts used in the bank stabilization project portable to other properties.  Now that the project is approved and scheduled we are putting out the second call to neighbors who may want to help with this pilot project.  In doing so you can engage with others, help Kent, and learn about some important techniques that may help you on your property; best of all you’ll be helping to improve Devils Lake. Help needed includes placement of rock and plants in water and along shoreline to stabilize and re-vegetate lakeshore as well as fence out grass carp.

Waterfront revitalization project at
3279 NE East Devils Lake Rd.
July 6th, 7th & 8th from 8 to 5
Contact Kent Norris (503) 375-2577

Thanks for any help that you can provide.


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Fireworks Fundraiser

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We recently announced the Third Annual Devils Lake Neighborhood Association Fireworks display scheduled Sunday 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.

Fireworks Fundraiser
Sunday May 29, 2016
11:00am to 3:00pm

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.

We are gathering donations for this spectacular fireworks show you can contact Max Hanson at 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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Hello Again

Its been awhile since we’ve written and a lot has happened over the winter.  We’ve been busy working behind the scenes attending the Devils Lake Water Improvement District meetings and following the City of Lincoln City.  The District has been busy on several projects that will impact you.  It’s time to bring you up to speed, with the top stories of interest.  Feel free to contact us for more information.

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DLWID Board Sets New Direction

ChangeAheadThe Devils Lake Water Improvement District vote 3-2 Thursday, March 10th to take the District in a new direction by terminating their contract with Lake Manager Paul Robertson.

Members of the Board said the dismissal was a tough decision. Kent Norris board chair stated that the District needed a new manager to promote and manage the projects recently approved which are designed to clean up Devils Lake.

Additionally, the Board passed a resolution temporally placing the reigns of the District in the board chairs hands. Since then, Tina French and Kent Norris have been handling the agency’s business affairs. Perhaps this most pressing near term task will be the creation of the 2016-2017 budget due by June 1st.

Additional steps include working with Dr Horne on the recently approved contract moving forward with the first steps of the aeration project aimed at eliminating toxic algae blooms that threaten the lake’s recreation and health.

The vote to dismiss the lake manager came after an executive meeting was held the day before where directors met with Robertson to review his job performance and discuss renewing his contract. Robertson stated that he was aware of what awaited him prior to the March board meeting.

Robertson, was hired as lake manager in 2005. During his tenure, there have been many debates over placement of SolarBees, lake levels, replacement of grass carp, recently peaking in the plan to remove the summer impoundment structure.

A workshop was held Monday, March 14, to talk about hiring a new manager; about 25 people attended. Bill Anderson of the Special Districts Association of Oregon described the public hiring process and explained that as members of the SDA the DLIWD board is welcome to his organization’s assistance.

Citizens who attended the meeting participated in the process of identifying the qualities and skills they want in a manager. They also suggested where it could be appropriate to contract for some tasks including accounting, annual placement of the dam and lakeside kiosks, board recording and minutes, website maintenance and more.

The Newport NewsTimes reported one attendees comments, “Everybody was very respectful ,” said Ross Smith, Jr., a resident who expected “fireworks” to erupt over Robertson’s dismissal. “They all seemed focused on moving forward. At the end, everybody applauded.”

In conclusion, it appears that the Board is organized and prepared to keep the business of the District moving forward. They appear to to have a strong desire to keep the public involved in the process and have assured us that good things are in store for Devils Lake.

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Fireworks Display Fundraising Begins

San_Diego_FireworksAnnouncing the Third Annual Devils Lake Neighborhood Association Fireworks display.

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

The Devils Lake Neighborhood Association is proud to announce the Third 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 Sunday 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 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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