Our goal: to promote the understanding, protection and thoughtful management of Woahink Lake and its watershed and ecosystem.

About us

Partners Community


Woahink Lake's Seven Generation Future

Water Quality 

is a responsibility for all

Jackie Fern with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality at a Dunes City Festival of the Lakes Event discussing the importance of Dunes City's septic system maintenance for water quality.

Water permits, volume and the

weir Outlet Control Structure

Continuing efforts of WLA to unite responsible citizens:
Presentation to City Council   '12

Dunes City Troubles

To revise Comprehensive Plan 

in order to eliminate citizen involvement

'13    audio

Becky Ruede-James Mills-E Scarberry-D Wells-R Anderson

Decide Citizens' Importance in

'13 Meeting

LUBA Agrees

Dunes City Must Have A Septic Ordinance

~ LUBA Remands ~

Dunes City attacks Woahink Lake -- again

Dunes City Refuses to negotiate for Water Quality 

Oregon Coast Alliance to DC Council '11 

ORCA addresses Planning Commission '11

Oregon Coast Alliance responds to DC+ '11

Dunes City Comprehensive Plan Dictates Protection of the Lakes

Local Residents Comment   

Clean Drinking Water      Clean Water Act

Septic debate still awhirl     Siuslaw News  '11

How to live cooperatively in Dunes City

See what's happening with the

Siuslaw Watershed Council


v^ Riparian Plants Available ^v

River, creek, and lakeside landowners may be eligible to receive free native plants.  Trees planted along streams help reduce erosion, filter nutrients, and keep the water cool for salmon and trout.  The Siuslaw Watershed Council will once again provide free native plants for waterside (riparian) planting in the Siuslaw Basin and Coastal Lakes Area. 

Call the SWC office [541-268-3044] to receive a brochure with more information on each available plant or visit our website at www.siuslaw.org/native-plant-distribution. Then determine which plants will work best for your site conditions and let us know which of these plants are on your wish list!  SWC staff can also help advise you on plant selection and placement.  Send us your requests early because supplies are limited. 

Priority is given to requests placed prior to December 18th, although we will accept requests after this date.  The Distribution date is Saturday, February 11th, 2017.  

Talk to SWC to become involved ~ e-mail nativeplants@siuslaw.org.  This project is made possible through a grant from the Coast Range Stewardship Fund (USFS) and private individual donations.  

Siltcoos Lake maintains its impaired  303d listing

Woahink Lake Association Testifies
Proposed changes for the Mid-coast Basin Program

Hear it    Rules    Water Quality    Previous Discussion    

Midcoast Program    DEQ's Mid-coast Basin Program

Woahink Water Quality Information

Woahink Lake is part of the Clean Water Act

Local Sole Source Aquifers

Citizens Speak Up      What do you think?

Viewpoint       '11            '12

Oregon Public Health Division    ~    More regarding the 2011 Tenmile lake advisory    ~    Algae Facts Brochure

Woahink Lake is located both in Dunes City and coastal Lane County, Oregon.

Join WLA and learn more about your lake's stewardship.   

541-997-2188     P.O. Box 431    Florence, OR    97439

write  dropin at woahinklakeassociation.org

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