Welcome to Little Whale Cove!                                    
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Little Whale Cove is an Oregon Planned-Unit-Development of 268 home-sites on 140 acres in Depoe Bay, with approximately 1,400 residents. Our residents are an eclectic mix of families and retirees from varied geographic and cultural backgrounds, who enjoy a relaxed but active lifestyle. We live in a forest, where it meets the ocean, high atop volcanic cliffs, along the beautiful Central Oregon Coast. 
This Northwest gem includes 40 acres of common area, with a recreation center, indoor pool and spa, exercise room, tennis courts, meeting rooms and many miles of roads and paved or wooden walking paths that meander through rainforest woodlands and along breathtaking ocean cliffs. Some of these paths lead to "Little Whale Cove," a pond created by 3 streams, as they join the ocean.
Little Whale Cove is a very special community in a very special place. There's a rich history, dynamic ecology and diversity of flora and fauna. An active and involved membership offers ample opportunity to make friends, join a social club, volunteer, take a class or enjoy barbecues, seasonal pot-lucks and holiday parties. Or you can hibernate and work on your project all winter long.
We hope you like it here.  Thanks for visiting!
Film credit: Byron Lewis, 2014
Photos of the newly remodeled Recreation Center
Photo Credit: Dennis White
Upcoming Events
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Governing Documents
LWC Forest, Cove and Wetland Management Plan
Community Walking Map
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Innisfree Patio Home Condominiums
Quarterly Board Meetings July, October, January and April (generally speaking).
2021 - 2022 Annual Assessments $34.00 per year, per unit.
      Linda Salazar - Chair - term expires October 2025
     Jimmie Anda - Secretary - term expires October 2024
      Michael Ramos - Treasurer - term expires October 2023
Innisfree Governing Documents
Innisfree Disclosure Statement             
Innisfree Declaration             
Amendments to Declarations and Bylaws         Management Agreement
Resolution 05-06 Regarding AC Representation from Innisfree
IPHCA BOARD of Directors Meetings - Meeting minutes can now be found under Members then Innisfree (IPHCA)
LWC General Information
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Resident Directory
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LWC Committees
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LWC Clubs & Organizations
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Volunteer Opportunities
Safety Committee is seeking Safety Captain's for the following streets:
Shining Mist
If you are interested in volunteering one of these critical emergency response position, please contact our Community Manager.
The Social Committee is in dire need of volunteers to help with the returnable cans and bottles. Volunteers will collect the cans and bottles from both Innisfree and Singing Tree recycle areas, check the cans and bottles to be sure they are the correct recycle materials, and return them to the Bottle Drop in Newport.  The Social Committee depends on this money to fund their events throughout the year.  If you are able to help with this, please contact Dawn Harden at sunshinecoastdawn@gmail.com. 
Little Whale Cove Weather
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Yard Debris/Compost
LWC Yard Debris / Compost Collection Schedule
Yard Debris and Compost is collected once weekly on Monday mornings.
All yard debris and compost should be set out Sunday afternoon or evening for Monday morning pick up.
Each resident may leave up to 6 bags and/or branch bundles per week.
The branch bundles must be tied in bundles that can be picked up easily and weigh no more than 30 lbs.
All bags must be secured and weigh no more than 30 lbs.
Any bag or branch bundle weighing over 30 lbs will not collected.
Talk’n Trash
Skoupidiology - “the study of and knowledge of garbage” (aka - Garbology)
My fellow skoupidiologists, the word of the day is ….
/əˌlidəˈrāSH(ə)n/     Noun   The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of
adjacent or closely connected words. 
Example:  “sheep should shower  in a shed”
I appreciated hearing so many responses from our community about our Earthday Birthday.  It is great to get some support and ideas from you on how we can all do small things that add up to something big.  You people are the best.
Honestly it is impossible to go “cold turkey” and totally disavow our use of the pathetic  plethora of pieces of plastic on our planet.  (I am tossing in some alliteration to help you practice your new word.) 
Here are a few things that came in that I can share. Thanks for your contributions.
Cut down the use of Ziploc bags. Get storage containers that don’t get thrown away
Use paper based yard debris bags rather than the plastic.
Donate usable clothing, appliances, et al, that you are tossing for whatever reason to Habitat, or Goodwill.
Think twice before any purchase.  Buy what you need and need what you buy.
Use those vegetable bags from the grocery store to pick up your dog's indiscretions on the trail, saving the provided bags for emergency only.  ("Indiscretions" is a code word for something I should not print here.  It is a family friendly column.)  If you don’t have a dog, share your bags with a friend who does.
Now I can announce something that is unusual:  Potential Great News!  No more Dougie Downer being a nattering nabob of negativity.  (More alliteration. Catch that?)
Recently I read an article in the Oregonian’s  “Earthweek:  Diary for a Changing World”.  Apparently there is this amazing enzyme discovery.  For the non Chemist in our community, this is an enzyme is a substance produced by a living organism which acts as a catalyst to bring about a specific biochemical reaction,  aka:  PLASTIC EATER!!!!
It’s alive!
The University of Texas, Austin has found this enzyme that in sufficient quantities, could be used to clean up plastic-strewn landfills and waste plants, or, more simply, sites that have been polluted by plastics.  Researchers at UT, Austin announced recently that they had used artificial intelligence to successfully engineer a type of enzyme, called a hydrolase that can break down PET plastic (polyethylene terephthalate) into its component molecules. These materials can then be reformed into new products.  “The possibilities are endless across industries,” said Hal Alper, one of the lead researchers and a professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering at UT Austin.

Today over 400 million tons of plastic are being disposed of every year. Less than 10% of the world’s plastic trash is recycled.  Not only do we need to reduce that volume, we need new solutions for the plastic waste crisis.  Both are essential.