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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

JANUARY 15, 7PM -- Redbud Audubon meeting at the Lower Lake Schoolhouse Museum, 16435 Main St, Lower Lake: discussion will center on an update on the Clear Lake Grebe Conservation Project, with participation from Dr. Floyd Hayes, Karen Velas, and Marilyn Waits. The meeting is free and open to the public: more info at redbudaudubon.org

JANUARY 17, 10AM -- moderately strenuous hike into the Cache Creek Wilderness to view wintering bald eagles, led by BLM rangers. Hike starts at the Redbud Trailhead off Hwy 20 8 miles east of Clearlake Oaks, and lasts 3-4 hours. Hikers should wear sturdy hiking boots and layered clothing, and carry water, lunch, and binoculars. Rain cancels. Spaces are limited and reservations required. For additional information, and to RSVP, call the BLM Ukiah field office at 468 4000.

JANUARY 21, 7PM -- Sierra Club meeting at the Lower Lake Methodist Church Community Room, 16255 Second St. Lake County Community Development Director Rick Coel will give a presentation on the development application process. The steps needed to get grading, building or use permits, subdivisions, rezones, and general plan amendments, the kinds of conditions imposed, environmental review required and opportunities for public involvement are among the subjects that will be covered. Free, open to the public: for details about the meeting, contact Chair Ed Robey at 994 8304 or edrobey@wildblue.net

JANUARY 24, 10AM -- moderately strenuous hike into the Cache Creek Wilderness to view wintering bald eagles, led by BLM rangers. Hike starts at the Redbud Trailhead off Hwy 20 8 miles east of Clearlake Oaks, and lasts 3-4 hours. Hikers should wear sturdy hiking boots and layered clothing, and carry water, lunch, and binoculars. Rain cancels. Spaces are limited and reservations required. For additional information, and to RSVP, call the BLM Ukiah field office at 468 4000.

JANUARY 24, 2PM --  cheesemaking demonstration at the Lakeport Library, 1425 N. High Street by natural dairy producer Desiree Todd. Free and open to the public: guests will be able to sample the walnut dishes.

JANUARY 31, 10AM -- moderately strenuous hike into the Cache Creek Wilderness to view wintering bald eagles, led by BLM rangers. Hike starts at the Redbud Trailhead off Hwy 20 8 miles east of Clearlake Oaks, and lasts 3-4 hours. Hikers should wear sturdy hiking boots and layered clothing, and carry water, lunch, and binoculars. Rain cancels. Spaces are limited and reservations required. For additional information, and to RSVP, call the BLM Ukiah field office at 468 4000.

JANUARY 31, 1-3PM -- "Technology Petting Zoo" at the Middletown Library, 21256 Washington St: 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.

FEBRUARY 7, 10AM -- moderately strenuous hike into the Cache Creek Wilderness to view wintering bald eagles, led by BLM rangers. Hike starts at the Redbud Trailhead off Hwy 20 8 miles east of Clearlake Oaks, and lasts 3-4 hours. Hikers should wear sturdy hiking boots and layered clothing, and carry water, lunch, and binoculars. Rain cancels. Spaces are limited and reservations required. For additional information, and to RSVP, call the BLM Ukiah field office at 468 4000.

FEBRUARY 14 -- 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 (see tuleyome.org) 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. Class: M-9-A. Carpool: 8:30 AM, Store 24, north end of Middletown across Hwy 29 from high school. Rain cancels.  Leader Tom McFarling, (707) 994-5490. tom.mcfarling@gmail.com

FEBRUARY 14, 10AM -- moderately strenuous hike into the Cache Creek Wilderness to view wintering bald eagles, led by BLM rangers. Hike starts at the Redbud Trailhead off Hwy 20 8 miles east of Clearlake Oaks, and lasts 3-4 hours. Hikers should wear sturdy hiking boots and layered clothing, and carry water, lunch, and binoculars. Rain cancels. Spaces are limited and reservations required. For additional information, and to RSVP, call the BLM Ukiah field office at 468 4000.

FEBRUARY 15 -- Sierra Club hike to Table Rock in Robert L Stevenson State Park. Enjoy gorgeous rolling hills, wooded forests, interesting volcanic rock formations and stunning views of Napa Valley!  Bring lunch, snack, water, hat and treaded shoes. Class M-4.2-A  Carpool: 8:30 am in front of Middletown Mugshots coffee shop on corner of Hwy 29 & 175.  Meet 9 am in RLS State Park Parking lot on Hwy 29, 6.1 miles south of Twin Pine Casino in Middletown.  RSVP Leader Julie Kreis 707-987-9040 or tikaljak@yahoo.com Rain cancels.

FEBRUARY 21, 2PM -- Linda Lake, curator of the Lake County Museums, will kick off the Lake County Library's "Know Lake County" series with a talk on Historic Lake County Schoolhouses. Lakeport Library, 1425 N. High St. FREE: call 263-8817 for details.

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

FEBRUARY 28, 1-3PM -- "Technology Petting Zoo" at the Upper Lake Library: 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.

MARCH 7 -- Sierra Club hike in the Knoxville Wildlife Area. This  20 thousand acre CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife preserve is little used by hikers. We'll hike up a secluded valley, discover an old gravesite above Knoxville, pass an old windmill  along a beautiful meadow and creek, cross a 600 ft. high ridge and get excellent views of Mt. St. Helena to the west and look right up at Blue Ridge to the east. Then down into Long Canyon and back to the cars. Bring lunch, water and hiking boots. Class; M-8-A. Carpool 8:30 AM  Lower Lake Coffee Company, main street Lower Lake. Leader Tom McFarling (707) 994-5490. Rain cancels.

MARCH 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.  We will go to the Lower Peak which looks out over Napa Valley.  On a clear day see spectacular views, including much of the San Francisco Bay area, binoculars advised! Bring water, Lunch & snacks.  Class M-7.3-C.  Carpool: 8:30 am in front of Middletown Mugshots coffee shop on corner of Hwy 29 & 175.  Meet 9 am at Robert Louis Stevenson Park - parking lot.  By reservation only.  Leader Julie 707-987-9040 or 707-671-5947. Or tikaljak@yahoo.com Rain cancels.

MARCH 21, 2PM -- Yuba College professor Dr. Harry Lyons will discuss Lake County Geology (with a bonus geology field trip) in the Lake County Library's "Know Lake County" series. Lakeport Library, 1425 N. High St. FREE: call 263-8817 for details.

MARCH 28, 1-3PM -- "Technology Petting Zoo" at the Lakeport Library, 1425 N. High Street: 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.

APRIL 18, 2PM -- Sierra Club Redwood Chapter chair Victoria Brandon will talk about the plants and animals of the Berryessa Snow Mountain region in the Lake County Library's "Know Lake County" series. Lakeport Library, 1425 N. High St. FREE: call 263-8817 for details.

MORE Lake County Events

Lake County Peace Action . Chi Council for the Clear Lake Hitch . Friends of Cache Creek . No Lakeport Walmart
Lake County Citizens Coalition . Cache Creek Watershed Forum . Provinsalia??? . Cristallago???