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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




Say NO! to the "State of Jefferson"

Some 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.

A Lake County Keep It California campaign is in the early organizational stages. In the meantime, you can

By the way, be sure to check out the appalling racist remarks made by chief spokesperson Mark Baird


JULY 16, 2PM -- Lake County Museums curator Tony Pierucci will speak about “Creation, Consolidation, Segregation: A History of Schools in Lake County” In the Lake County Library's free Know Lake County lecture series at the Lakeport branch, 1425 N. High St.

JULY 19, 10AM -- the Board of Supervisors will hear an appeal by Cross Development of the Planning Commission's rejection of the proposed Middletown Dollar General store.

JULY 19, 11AM -- the Board of Supervisors will consider Supervisor Jim Steele's recommendation to split the departments of Public Works and Water Resources, and to hire a professionally qualified director for the latter.

JULY 28, 9AM -- 13th annual Invasive Weed Tour, sponsored jointly by the county Department of Agriculture, Department of Water Resources, and the Lake County Resource Conservation District. Participants will gather at the ranch house at Anderson Marsh State Historic Park, take a guided walk of just over 2 miles to see the amazingly diverse array of invasive plants that flourish in the park and the effects of control mechanisms such as control burns, and return to the house for a (free!) lunch and discussion of aquatic invasives under the trees. RSVPs required: please call the Ag Commissioner’s office at 263-0217 by July 25 to reserve your place.

AUGUST 3, 5-8PM -- Children's Museum of Art and Science fundraiser at DJ's Pizza, 16135 Main St in Lower Lake: all-you-can-eat pizza for $8.

AUGUST 6, 10AM-2PM -- annual FREE Power to the Youth festival at Austin Park in Clearlake, featuring live music, disc golf, skate park competition, basketball tournament, flag football and softball games as well as booths with information about health care, education, politics, the environment, etc. And (of course!) bouncy houses!

AUGUST 6, 8-10PM -- Lake Co-op Transition Party at the Lower Lake School House Museum, 16435 Main St., with music by The Rural Jazz Project, raffle, and snacks and beverages by donation. Celebrate the co-op's eight successful years in Lake County and meet our successor, Lake County Organics Plus. Tickets $20 in advance (on same soon), $25 at the door.

SEPTEMBER 10, 7PM -- bluegrass and traditional American music concert featuring Blithedale Canyon, The Thin Air String Band, and The California State Old Time Fiddlers and benefitting the Anderson Marsh Interpretive Association. Soper Reese Community Theatre, 275 S. Main in Lakeport, tickets $25

SEPTEMBER 21, 7PM -- Sierra Club meeting at the Lower Lake Methodist Church, 16255 Second St., featuring a presentation Lake Group Conservation Chair and Lake County Resource Conservation District board of directors member Victoria Brandon, who will talk about the recent merger of the two local RCDs, and their work helping the community recover from the devastating wildfires of 2015. These efforts include distribution of both hardwoods and conifers to landowners, organizing volunteers to replant Trailside Park in Middletown, and provision of free chipping services. As always the meeting is free and open to the public. For more information contact Victoria at 994 1931 or

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