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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
report possible violators or suspected contamination call the Sheriff
263 8656 or 911
Say NO! to the "State of Jefferson"
Siskiyou County right-wing extremists want Lake County to support the
formation of a "State of Jefferson." This new state would instantly
become the most impoverished in the United States, bankrupt at birth.
Geographically isolated, sparsely populated, and economically
disadvantaged, it would be unable to fund public education, highways,
parks, or law enforcement to anything remotely approaching an
acceptable standard. This silly idea offers no advantages to the
residents of Lake County. So it was appalling when on February 17 the
Lake BOS appeared to have voted to support the county's secession from
California to jump onto this sinking ship. Fortunately this ambiguous
action was unambiguously reversed at the March 3 meeting, when the
Board decided to put an advisory vote on the November 2016 ballot.
County Keep It California
campaign is in the early organizational stages. In the meantime, you can
the way, be sure to check out the appalling racist remarks made
by chief spokesperson Mark Baird
APRIL 16 -- Sierra Club hike to the Payne Ranch Ponds.
We will do a tour of the ranch ponds of the old Payne Ranch, now a part
of the BLM's Bear Creek Unit of the Cache Creek Natural Area. After
generous rains, the ponds should be close to full. This 9 mile hike
will be in rolling oak and pine covered terrain, and wildflowers should
be excellent. Bring water, lunch and hiking boots. Class: M-9- A. Meet
8:30AM at Lower Lake Coffee Company, Lower Lake. By reservation only.
Rain cancels. Leader Tom McFarling (707) 994-5490. firstname.lastname@example.org
APRIL 16, 9AM-12PM -- Wildflower Walk and Land
Protection Celebration at the McLaughlin Reserve. With help from
Tuleyome and the Lake County Land Trust, the Reserve has acquired 22
acres of beautiful serpentine meadow, seeps, and rugged chaparral.
Enjoy the dazzling spring wildflower display and panoramic vistas in a
leisurely walk. FREE, public invited, but registration REQUIRED by
April 14: Cathy Koehler, email@example.com
17 -- California Native Plant Society tour of Big Canyon Creek to
observe plant response following the Valley Fire. From Middletown,
we’ll drive up Big Canyon Road about 8 miles to explore areas of
chaparral, grassland, riparian, maybe serpentine, oak woodlands, mixed
coniferous forest, and adjacent ecotones (which all burned). Rendezvous
at Hardesters Market at 21088 Calistoga Rd in Middletown at 10AM. Trip
leaders: Kerry Heise (707-462-4533) and John Nickerson.
APRIL 21, 11AM-1PM -- EARTH DAY celebration at Yuba College: food,
music, speakers, informational tabling by a wide variety of community
organizations. Free, everyone invited.
APRIL 21, 6PM -- District 1 Supervisorial candidate forum at Calpine
Geothermal Visitors Center, 15500 Central Park Rd in Middletown.
APRIL 21, 7PM -- Redbud Audubon meeting at the Lower Lake Methodist
Social Hall, 16255 Second St. Gordon Beebe, president of the Madrone
Audubon Society (Sonoma County) will talk about "Exploring the
Colombian southwest Andes and intermountain valleys."
APRIL 23 -- Sierra Club hike on the Redbud Trail to Cache Creek. Start
in a meadow, wind up a ridge, enjoy oak woodlands and blooming
wildflowers as we reach Cache Creek, then we’ll double back the same
route. Bring snack, water & hiking boots. M-5-A.
Meet: 8:30 am Lower Lake Coffee Company, Lower Lake. By reservation
only. Leader Julie Kreis (707) 671-5947. firstname.lastname@example.org rain cancels
APRIL 23, 8AM-1PM -- 12th Annual Clearlake Cleanup Day. Volunteers
should gather at Austin Park to register and pick up trash bags; wear
work gloves and shoes and use sunscreen. AMIA is also sponsoring a
water-based cleanup of the Anderson Marsh shoreline: launch your canoe
or kayak from Shady Acres Campground, 7805 Cache Creek Way. Limited
number of canoes and kayaks also available to rent.
APRIL 23-24 -- in partnership with the Land Trust of Napa County, the
McLaughlin Reserve again offers the Grateful Dead Peak (April 23) and
Three Counties (April 24) hikes. Most of the landscape around each of
these hike routes burned in the Rocky and Jerusalem fires,
respectively, which adds a bit of a thrilling new angle to the hikes,
and promises to result in amazing post-fire wildflower displays.
Optional vernight camping available. Registration (REQUIRED) handled by
LTNP: for more info and to sign up, visit LTNC's field trip web page. Space is limited.
APRIL 28, 10AM -- Planning Commission hearing on the proposed Middletown Dollar General store.
APRIL 28, 5:30-7PM -- open house on the Berryessa Snow Mountain
national monument, hosted jointly by the Mendocino National Forest and
BLM Ukiah Field Office. This is an opportunity to learn about the
monument’s resources and recreation opportunities and agency plans for
the future. Clear Lake High School gymnasium, 350 Lange St in Lakeport.
APRIL 28, 6PM -- District 5 Supervisorial candidate forum at the Blackrock Golf Course, 16451 Golf Rd, Cobb
APRIL 30, 9AM-12PM -- annual “Wildflower Brunch” at Clear Lake State
Park. Price $20: contact CLSPIA at 279-4395 for more info and to
reserve, or RSVP online at clearlakestatepark.org
APRIL 30 -- Redbud Audubon Heron Days, featuring 90-minute boat tours
to view a large variety of bird life on Clear Lake. Boats will leave
throughout the from 8AM to 1:15PM from Lakeside County Park near Clear
Lake State Park. Tickets $25; registration at redbudaudubon.org starting March 10. Early registration is encouraged.
APRIL 30 -- Sierra Club Yolano Group Cache Creek Firescape hike. The
Cache Creek/Lake County region was devastated by three major fires in
summer 2015. The Valley fire destroyed large parts of Cobb and
Middletown, while the Rocky and Jerusalem fires swept through the
ridges and hiking trails around Cache Creek. This hike will
explore one corner of the devastated hiking area. We did this
hike in the fall, giving us a vivid image of what fire can do to the
landscape. Now we will repeat the hike to witness habitat
recovery. The hike will climb the Judge Davis trail to ridgetop,
follow ridges, and return on the Cache Creek Ridge trail. The
hike is approximately 5+ miles with 800’ cumulative elevation
gain. Bring lunch, water, and essentials. No dogs. Rain
cancels. Group size may be limited. Contact leader for meeting
information and reservation. Leader: Jim Cramer, (530) 756-3973
APRIL 30 -- Sacramento Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant
Society field trip to the McLaughlin Reserve. For details, and to
register (REQUIRED) contact coordinator Shellie Sullo, email@example.com.
MAY 5, 6PM -- District 4 Supervisorial candidate forum at the Lake County Courthouse, 255 N Forbes in Lakeport.
MAY 7 -- Redbud Audubon Heron Days, featuring 90-minute boat tours to view a
large variety of bird life on Clear Lake. Boats will leave throughout
the from 8AM to 1:15PM from Redbud Park in Clearlake. Tickets $25;
registration at redbudaudubon.org starting March 10. Early registration
MAY 8, 10-AM-2PM -- Mothers' Day Walk at the McLaughlin Reserve,
sponsored by the California Native Plant Society and led by Reserve
co-director Cathy Koehler. The Reserve protects and manages serpentine
ecosystems, including serpentine "grasslands" and "barrens" dominated
by native forbs. Fine wildflower displays are common, and this year are
anticipated to be stunning in the aftermath of the Rocky and Jerusalem
fires followed by a wet winter. Bring water, sunhat, lunch, and walking
shoes. Advance registration REQUIRED: To register, contact Gail at
707-462-2018 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAY 11, 6PM -- annual general membership meeting of the Anderson Marsh
Interpretive Association, at the historic ranch house at anderson Marsh
State Historic Park. Enjoy music and refreshments, mingle with other
AMIA supporters, and get an update on the state of the Park and current
MAY 14 -- Sierra Club Konocti hike. We will hike to the top of Wright
peak on Mt. Konocti, then ascend the fire lookout tower at the top for
stunning views of Clear Lake and surrounding mountains. The hike is
only 6 miles round-trip, but gains 1600 feet in just half that
distance. The other half is back down, of course. M-6-B. Meet 8:30 AM
at Studebakers Coffee Shop in Kelseyville, right on Main Street, or
trailhead on Konocti Road by 9:00. Reservations only. Leader Tom
McFarling (707) 994-5490 email@example.com rain cancels.
MAY 14, 8:30AM -- AMIA nature walk at Anderson Marsh
State Historic Park. The easy walk should last about 2 hours;
no Ranch House tour following. Free parking for participants. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 995-2658.
JUNE 4-5 -- Sierra Club Yolano Group Snow Mountain hike/car camp. Snow
Mountain is the northern anchor of the newly created Berryessa Snow
Mountain National Monument. As one book describes it, “The trip
to the twin summits of Snow Mountain offers scenery that includes
serene forests of pine and fir, a psychedelic assortment of multihued
rocks, and sweeping vistas of mountains and valleys stretching to the
far horizons.” The 8+ mile roundtrip hike climbing 2200’ to the
twin peaks above 7000’ certainly provides breathtaking views. Due
to the long drive to trailhead, we will drive to Letts Lake Campground
on Saturday, car camp overnight, and climb the mountain from the Summit
Springs trailhead and drive home Sunday. No dogs, rain or snow
cancels. Trip limited to 12 hikers. For logistical details
(food etc.) contact the leader, 530-756-3973 or email@example.com.
JUNE 11, 8:30AM -- AMIA nature walk at Anderson Marsh
State Historic Park. The easy walk should last about 2 hours; Ranch
House tour following. Free parking for participants. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 995-2658.