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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


UPCOMING EVENT

APRIL 18 -- Sierra Club hike on the Judge Davis Trail to Wilson Valley and the Redbud Trail Head. Start on Hwy 20 at Judge Davis trail head. Ascend 300ft to eastern ridge of Cache Creek canyon. Expansive views of wilderness canyon to the west. Descend 2000 ft. into Wilson Valley where we will cross Cache Creek if the flow permits. Climb out of Wilson Valley on the Redbud Trail and cross creek again at Baton Flat. Climb 600 ft to Perkins Ridge, then descend to Redbud trail head where will have left shuttle cars.  1200 ft. gain over 11 miles, H-11-B. Two liters water required plus snacks and lunch.  Meet 8:30 AM at Lower Lake Coffee Co., Main Street,  Lower Lake. Leader Tom McFarling (707)994-5490 tom.mcfarlng@gmail.com.  Rain cancels.

APRIL 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.

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.

APRIL 22, 11AM-1PM -- EARTH DAY celebration at Yuba College: food, music, speakers, informational tabling by a wide variety of community organizations. Free, everyone invited. Lake Group will be tabling: please stop by our booth to say hello.

APRIL 23, 8AM -- special Earth Day Adopt a Highway event to pick up litter along  the west side of Highway 53 from 18th Street to Lower Lake. Meet at Carls Jr. parking lot on Dam Rd, wear a hat and sun protection and bring plenty of drinking water. Participants must watch Adopt A Highway video before taking part; contact Barbara Christwitz with Citizens Caring For Clearlake at 995-0940 for more information.

APRIL 25, 9AM -- Hike 4 Healing to the top of Mt Konocti on the Wright Peak Trail: this event is a fundraiser for Worldwide Healing Hands, an organization that supports women's medical, obstetric, and surgical care in the third world. $25 entry fee, all donations gratefully accepted. Call 279 8733 for more information.

APRIL 26, 11AM-4PM -- sixth annual Kelseyville Olive Festival at Chacewater Winery, 5625 Gaddy Lane featuring locally produced olive oil, demonstrations, olive, olive oil, wine and beer tasting and activities for the whole family.
For more information contact Beth Berinti at Lake Family Resource Center, 707-279-0563, Extension 135.

MAY 2 -- Heron Days at Lakeside County Park, hosted by Redbud Audubon Society. This event features pontoon boat rides along the shoreline of Clear Lake to the Corinthian Bay area and Long Tule Point. Viewers are likely to see nesting Great Blue Herons along with a variety of other waterfowl and songbirds, including Western and Clark's Grebes. There will be no craft or informational booths. Visit heronfestival.org for more information, and to reserve space on one of the boats.

MAY 2, 10AM-3PM -- EARTH DAY celebration at CalPine in Middletown (15000 Central Park Rd): music, refreshments, tours of the geysers, demonstrations, informational tabling from many community groups. FREE. Call 987-4270 or visit the Calpine website for more information.

MAY 2, 2PM -- "Social Media 101," a 30-minute presentation by Lake County library director Christopher Veach at the Upper Lake Library (310 Second St) covering the basics of Facebook, Twitter and other popular social media websites. Q&A following; participants are invited to bring their own technological devices. For more information call 263-8817.

MAY 3 -- Heron Days at Redbud Park in Clearlake, hosted by Redbud Audubon Society. This event features pontoon boat rides down Cache Creek and into Anderson Marsh. Viewers are likely to see nesting Great Blue Herons along with a variety of other waterfowl and songbirds, including Western and Clark's Grebes. There will be no craft or informational booths. Visit heronfestival.org for more information, and to reserve space on one of the boats.

MAY 3 -- easy Sierra Club hike along the east end of the Oat Hill Mine Road to visit the mercury mine sites.   Bring lunch and water.  Meet at Perry’s Deli at the west end of Middletown at 9 a.m. to car pool to the start. Reservation required. Class E-4-A Leader Steve Devoto sdevoto@mchsi.com Rain cancels.

MAY 9, 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.

MAY 10 -- Sierra Club hike on the Glen Eden Trail to Goat Rock. It is time to view wild-flowers in the North Cow Mtn. Rec. Area. It consists of grasslands, chaparral-covered slopes with stands of fir, pine and oak. Trail head at 1394’ then 2600’ at Goat Rock.  Bring water & lunch. Class H-8-B. Car pools: meet 8:30 am Lower Lake Coffee Co. on Main Street, off junction of Hwy 29 & 53or 9:30 am at Glen Eden Trail head 8 miles from Hwy 29 intersection with Scotts Valley Rd. to Glen Eden Trail head on left, park on right. From Ukiah take Hwy 20 E to Lake County and turn right on Scotts Valley Rd. just after Blue Lakes. Go a mile or more to pit toilet on left, trail head on right.  Reserve with leader Julie Kreis at 707-987-9040 or tikaljak@yahoo.com  Rain cancels.

MAY 10, 9AM -- trail maintenance day at Boggs 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. More info

MAY 23, 5:30PM -- Assemblyman Bill Dodd's 1st Annual Lake County Barbecue, honoring AD4 Woman of the Year, former Supervisor Denise Rushing: local food & wine, music, raffle, etc. Chacewater Winery & Olive Mill, 5625 Gaddy Lane, Kelseyville. Register online, call 337 5994 or email erin@billdodd.com with questions.

MAY 27, 7PM -- Sierra Club forum on sustainable viticulture at the Lower Lake Methodist Church Community Room, 16255 Second St. Panelists include Erica Lundquist from the Mendocino County NRCS, Christian Ahlmann, Tracey Hawkins, Randy Krag, and Thurston Williams; subjects include an overview of best management practices, integrating animal husbandry with vineyard management, organic and biodynamic practices, and water use. As always the meeting is free and open to the public: for details, contact Chair Ed Robey at 994 8304 or edrobey@wildblue.net.

MAY 30, 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.

MAY 31 -- Sierra Club hike to Mahnke Peak. This hike starts at the south end of Kelsey Creek Drive and follows a moderately sloped dirt road to Mahnke Peak with a great view over the geysers power plants. Elevation gain 2116 ft. Bring lunch and two liters of water.  Meet at the car pool parking lot at the corner of Live Oak Drive and Highway 29 in Kelseyville at 8:00 a.m. Class H-10-C Leader Steve Devoto sdevoto@mchsi.com Reservation required.  Rain cancels.

JUNE 7, 8AM -- docent-led hike to Wright Peak on Mt Konocti: a National Trails Day event. 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.

JUNE 14, 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.

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