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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

Save the Lake
Yes on Measure S

It's time to pull together to preserve and restore Clear Lake, our community's greatest treasure


UPCOMING EVENTS

SEPTEMBER 12-13 -- Old Time Bluegrass Jamboree, a benefit for Anderson Marsh State Historic Park at the Soper Reese Theater, 275 S. Main in Lakeport. Friday: concert and old-fashioned country dance; Saturday: performances, workshop, jamming, concert. Tickets ($15 for Friday, $20 all day Saturday, $30 both days) available online at soperreesetheatre.com

SEPTEMBER 13, 10AM-2PM -- 7th Annual Lake County Aids Walk, held this year at Library Park in Lakeport. All proceeds from this event go to support people living with HIV/AIDS in our community. For more information and to sign up as a walker or team sponsor, contact coordinator Doris McConnell at 995 1606 or dmcconnell@ccmc1.org.

SEPTEMBER 14, 9-11AM -- trail maintenance work day at Boggs Mt State Forest. Allow 2-3 hours; bring water, work gloves and a hand tool such as loppers or clippers. We’ll also have tools available. We meet in the Boggs parking lot, and carpool to the work sites, if necessary. Please contact fobmtn@gmail.com for more info or call David at 928-0465.

SEPTEMBER 17, 7PM -- Sierra Club presentation by Department of Water Resources Invasive Species Coordinator Carolyn Ruttan, on an exciting proposal to create a Clear Lake Environmental Research Center that would use the lake as a natural laboratory to explore a number of scientific questions of local, regional, national, and international interest. Lower Lake Methodist Church Community Room, 16255 Second St. FREE and open to the public. For details, contact Chair Ed Robey at 994 8304, edrobey@wildblue.net

SEPTEMBER 19, 6PM -- Save the Lake, Yes on Measure S fundraiser at the Riviera Hills Country Club, 10200 Fairway Dr. Italian buffet dinner with wine, music by David neft & the Jim Williams Band, dancing under the stars, great raffle prizes. Tickets $50; call Tommy Harty at 277 7862 to reserve.

SEPTEMBER 20, 9AM-12PM -- children’s Nature Education Program at the Lake County Land Trust’s Rodman Preserve (6350 Westlake Road near Upper Lake): the program is free and open to children ages 7 through 12, or younger if accompanied by a parent. Reservations are encouraged, but not required. For more information or to reserve a place for your child, call Elaine Mansell at 263-1637 or Roberta Lyons at 994-2024.

SEPTEMBER 20, 9AM -- Sierra Club hike to Table Rock in Robert Louis Stevenson State Park on Mt St Helena. Enjoy gorgeous rolling hills, wooded forests, interesting volcanic rock formations and stunning views of Napa Valley! Bring lunch, snack, water, hat and sturdy shoes. Meet in the RLS parking lot on Hwy 29, 6.1 miles south of Twin Pine Casino in Middletown. By reservation only. Leader Julie Kreis 707-987-9040 or tikaljak@yahoo.com.

SEPTEMBER 20, 9AM-12PM --  local watershed cleanup day in conjunction with the 30th annual California Coastal Cleanup. Dumpsters will be situated at strategic areas and trash bags provided. To volunteer, to recommend specific areas for cleanup, or to sponsor a portion of the event by providing lunch or water for volunteers, contact Invasive Species coordinator Carolyn Ruttan at 707-263-2256 or carolyn.ruttan@lakecountyca.gov.

SEPTEMBER 21, 7AM -- fourth annual Hands Around Clear Lake community gathering and ceremonial. Library Park in Lakeport, all day, with ceremonies at sunrise (7AM), 10AM, and 1PM.

SEPTEMBER 21, 8AM -- docent-led hike to Wright Peak on Mt Konocti: six miles roundtrip, about four hours including a stop at the historic Downen Cabin, and for participants over the age of 18 who sign a liability waiver, an opportunity to enjoy the spectacular views from the fire tower. For more info and to RSVP (REQUIRED) call the county parks office at 262 1618.

SEPTEMBER 21, 4-7PM -- Green Party meeting at Round Table Pizza in Lakeport. Guest speaker, Dist 3 Supervisor candidate John Brosnan.

SEPTEMBER 27, 8AM- 5PM -- 35th Annual Clear Lake Splash-in at Natural High in Lakeport: seaplanes will start flying in starting Thursday Sept 25 and departure will be on Sunday Sept 28.

SEPTEMBER 27, 9AM-4PM -- 22nd Annual Kelseyville Pear Festival,  with food, wine, parade, quilt show, music, antique tractors, craft booths, informational tabling, and pears pears pears. For more info call 279-9022 or visit kelseyvillepearfestival.com.

SEPTEMBER 28, 8AM -- docent-led hike to Wright Peak on Mt Konocti: six miles roundtrip, about four hours including a stop at the historic Downen Cabin, and for participants over the age of 18 who sign a liability waiver, an opportunity to enjoy the spectacular views from the fire tower. For more info and to RSVP (REQUIRED) call the county parks office at 262 1618.

OCTOBER 11, 3PM -- Lake County Land Trust annual dinner, at the Lodge at Blue Lakes with Congressman Mike Thompson as special guest speaker. Ticket price $70 per person and includes wine. For dinner reservations call 707-262-0707.
For information about the Land Trust, go to lakecountylandtrust.org or call 707-262-0707.

OCTOBER 12 -- Sierra Club hike on the Glen Eden Trail Hike to Goat Rock.  Come experience North Cow Mountain Recreation Area, consisting of mostly steep, chaparral-covered slopes with scattered stands of fir, pine and oak. Trailhead is at 1394’ rising to 2600’ at Goat Rock.  Bring water & lunch. Carpools: meet 8:00 am Lower Lake Coffee Co. on Main Street, off junction of Hwy 29 & 53.  Meet 9 am Glen Eden Trailhead – going north to Lakeport take Hwy 29 to 11th street, go west on 11 St., it becomes Scotts Valley Rd. Continue on Scotts V Rd 6 miles - to Glen Eden Trailhead on right, park in signed areas.  By reservation only.  Leader Julie 707-987-9040 or 707-671-5947.  Rain cancels.

OCTOBER 18, 8AM -- docent-led hike to Wright Peak on Mt Konocti: six miles roundtrip, about four hours including a stop at the historic Downen Cabin, and for participants over the age of 18 who sign a liability waiver, an opportunity to enjoy the spectacular views from the fire tower. For more info and to RSVP (REQUIRED) call the county parks office at 262 1618.

OCTOBER 18 -- strenuous Sierra Club hike on the Pope to Putah  trail.  Hike a brand new trail still in the making. The P2P trail connects the two upper arms of Lake Berryessa. Tuleyome is pioneering a new connector trail between these two arms. We'll hike as far as the trail goes, overlook the secluded Putah Creek arm, then hike back, getting wonderful views of Pope Valley and Pope Canyon. Bring water, lunch and hiking boots. Carpool: 8:30AM, Store 24, north end of Middletown across Hwy 29 from high school. Leader Tom McFarling, (707) 994-5490. Rain cancels.

OCTOBER 19 - Sierra Club Mendocino Group hike to Abhayagiri Monastery in Redwood Valley, including a tour led by one of the monks. An information/question session, a tour of the grounds, and a hike up the beautiful hillside behind the monastery where the monks live awaits participants. The hike, though only 2 miles, is quite steep with many stairs and a narrow, rocky trail. Bring water and suitable layered clothing per season. Carpools: Meet 11:45 Raley's Parking lot, Ukiah, in front of O'Reilly Auto Parts or 12:30 the monastery parking lot, 16201 Tomki Road, Redwood Valley. By reservation only. Limited to 25 participants. Reserve early as trip filled last year.Leader Jonah Freedman 467 1877  jonahfreedman@sbcglobal.net  Rain cancels

OCTOBER 26, 8AM -- docent-led hike to Wright Peak on Mt Konocti: six miles roundtrip, about four hours including a stop at the historic Downen Cabin, and for participants over the age of 18 who sign a liability waiver, an opportunity to enjoy the spectacular views from the fire tower. For more info and to RSVP (REQUIRED) call the county parks office at 262 1618.

OCTOBER 26 -- Sierra Club hike on the Cowboy Camp Loop Trail. Enjoy rolling oak woodlands, chapparal and beautiful vistas.  It is a multiuse trail.  Bring water & lunch.  Carpools: Meet 8:00 am Lower Lake Coffee Co. on Main Street, off junction of Hwy 29 & 53.  Meet 9:00 am at Cowboy Camp Trailhead, from Clearlake Oaks, go east on State Hwy 20, about 28 miles to Hwy 16 intersection, Travel south on Highway 16 for 1 mile. Parking lot is on the right. By reservation only. Leader Julie 707-987-9040 or 707-671-5947. Rain cancels.

NOVEMBER 1, 8AM -- docent-led hike to Wright Peak on Mt Konocti: six miles roundtrip, about four hours including a stop at the historic Downen Cabin, and for participants over the age of 18 who sign a liability waiver, an opportunity to enjoy the spectacular views from the fire tower. For more info and to RSVP (REQUIRED) call the county parks office at 262 1618.

NOVEMBER 8, 8AM -- docent-led hike to Wright Peak on Mt Konocti: six miles roundtrip, about four hours including a stop at the historic Downen Cabin, and for participants over the age of 18 who sign a liability waiver, an opportunity to enjoy the spectacular views from the fire tower. For more info and to RSVP (REQUIRED) call the county parks office at 262 1618.

NOVEMBER 15 -- Sierra Club hike on Mount St. Helena. Hike switchbacks about 20 minutes through fir woods up to an old access dirt road, this leads to the very top of St. Helena Mountain. On a clear day see spectacular views, including much of the San Francisco Bay area, binoculars advised, view mountain ranges in a 360 degree panorama including Mt. Shasta! Bring water, Lunch & snacks. Class M-10-C. Carpool: 9 am in front of Middletown Mugshots coffee shop on corner of Hwy 29 & 175.  Meet 10 am at Robert Louis Stevenson Park - parking lot. By reservation only. Leader Julie 707-987-9040 or 707-671-5947.  Rain cancels.

NOVEMBER 30 -- Sierra Club hike to and through the town site of Silverado  within Robert Louis Stevenson State Park on Mt. St. Helena.  No buildings remain from the mining town that was home to over 1,000 but the 1960 restoration of the area for tourism left several buildings and the layout of the old mining town is still intact.  Fruit trees and other ornamentals date back to the early 1900's.  We will walk past one mine tunnel and perhaps continue to the feature known as the Turk's Head which lies on the ridge dividing Napa and Alexander Valleys.  Bring water and snacks. Meet 8:30 a.m. at the RLS parking area on the east side of highway 29. By reservation only.Leader Pete McGee at 942 1373 or montesol@hughes.net

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