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Quagga Mussel Alert!

By action of the Board of Supervisors, all vessels launching into any Lake County waters must participate in the county's mandatory screening and sticker program, with inspection and decontamination if necessary. Local residents must renew their stickers annually, visitors monthly. More info

Or call the Mussel Hotline,
263 2556

To report possible violators or suspected contamination call the Sheriff at
263 8656 or 911


UPCOMING EVENTS

DECEMBER 6, 8:30AM-12PM -- Clear Lake Cleanup Day. Low lake levels have exposed a tremendous amount of trash and debris along the shoreline. To participate in cleanup efforts in the city of Clearlake, Clearlake Oaks, and Lucerne contact coordinator Carolyn Ruttan at carolyn.ruttan@lakecountyca.gov or 707-295-0333. Participants should wear work clothes and sturdy shoes and bring gloves and water.

DECEMBER 7 -- Sierra Club Mendocino Group hike on Ridge and Scorpion Trails. Hiking older trails improved by the Ukiah Valley Trail Group, we will do a moderate loop which ascends to the ridge with great views of the Ukiah Valley looking down to Hopland, and we return via the Scorpion Trail. Class: M-3.5-A. Bring hiking boots, water, lunch, layered clothing, and raingear. Carpools: Meet 10:30 am Orchard Plaza, opposite CVS or 11 am trailhead opposite Valley View Trailhead on Mill Creek Road at east end of Mill Creek Pond. Leader Jonah Freedman jonahfreedman@sbcglobal.net or 467-1877. Rain cancels.

DECEMBER 7, 2-5PM -- cleanup of the Boggs Mountain shooting area hosted by Friends of Boggs Mountain: help remove trash, old targets and shells from the area. Thick gloves are highly recommended. Trash bags and refreshments will be provided. Meet at the shooting area, off Road 541: map For more info contact the Boggs Forest Office at 707-928-4378

DECEMBER 13 -- Sierra Club hike on the Cowboy Camp Loop in Cache Creek Wilderness Area. Enjoy rolling oak woodlands, chaparral and beautiful vistas. Bring water & lunch-we’ll stop at the infamous Road-kill café (an old hunting shack). This is a gorgeous hike, often along creek beds between gorges, and will be enhanced by some green shoots from rain! Class M-7-B. Carpools: Meet 8:30 am Lower Lake Coffee Co. on Main Street, off junction of Hwy 29 & 53. Cowboy Camp Trail head 9:30; from Clearlake Oaks, go east on State Hwy 20, about 28 miles to Hwy 16 intersection, take a right on 16 and Travel south on Highway 16 for 1 mile. Cowboy Camp parking lot is on the right. By reservation only. Leader Julie Kreis 707-987-9040 or 707-671-5947. Rain cancels.

DECEMBER 13, 10AM-2PM -- old-fashioned ranch Christmas celebration at Anderson Marsh State Historic Park: experience a Victorian Christmas as we gather in the parlor in front of the fire for Christmas music performed by local musicians. Enjoy cookies and hot cider, sing Christmas carols and visit with Santa Claus. FREE. More info.

DECEMBER 14, 6PM -- Second Sunday Cinema closes out its eight year run in the city of Clearlake with a screening of "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," a delightful film starring Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson & Maggie Smith that was described as one of “the most spiritually literate” films of 2012. Always FREE: Clearlake United Methodist Ch, 14521 Pearl Ave. Info: 889-7355

DECEMBER 17, 2PM -- pre-application meeting to discuss three new Dollar General stores that may be proposed in Middletown, Loch Lomond, and Kelseyville. Board of Supervisors chamber on the first floof of the courthouse, 255 N Forbes in Lakeport.

DECEMBER 20, 1-3PM -- "Technology Petting Zoo" at Redbud Library in Clearlake: the public is invited to “come play with an Ipad, Galaxy Tab, Kindle Fire, and Nexus 7 tablet and learn how to download free ebooks from the Library!” For more information call Lakeport Library at 263-8817

JANUARY 1, 2015, 12PM -- start the new year right, with a First Day hike on the McVicar Trail at Anderson Marsh State Historic Park. About 8 miles round trip on easy terrain: bring water and snacks and binoculars, and wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Rain cancels. More info

JANUARY 3 -- Sierra Club hike on the Lynch Canyon Trail to Turtle Pond in Cache Creek Wilderness Area. Lynch Canyon, marked with oak hills & grasslands, starts out going south and then descends into a broad interior valley, here hawks can be seen feeding, then one comes to the Road-kill Café, an old hunting shack with an entertaining history. We then continue on a short jaunt up out of the valley to Turtle Pond trail - we hike to the pond that often resounds with the croaking of frogs, take a lunch break and then return.  Class: M-6.8-A.  Carpools: Meet 8:30 am Lower Lake on Main St., in front of the Lower Lake Coffee Company.  Trailhead 9:30 am- from Clearlake Oaks turnoff from Hwy 53, travel east on Hwy 20 approx. 17 miles (you cross the county line), you see a turn off to the right, after a 180 degree curve to the left in the road, then immediately to your right is a road to the Lynch trailhead. By reservation only-Leader Julie Kreis 707-987-9040 or 707-671-5947. Rain cancels

FEBRUARY 25 -- easy Sierra Club outing on Rabbit Hill in Middletown. Join us in a history stroll up Rabbit Hill with some natural history thrown in. Class E-1-A  Meet 9 am. Perry’s Deli at south end of Middletown. Leader: Pete McGee 942-1373 or montesol@hughes.net

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