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Redbud Audubon Society
Lake County Democrats
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Lake County RCD
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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 3015
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 reversed at the March 3 meeting, when the
Board decided to put an advisory vote on the November 2016 ballot and
then unambiguously rejected on December 15 when they decided that the
proponents should have to circulate petitions if they wanted to conduct
a local vote.
To help defeat this terrible idea
the way, be sure to check out the appalling racist remarks made
by chief spokesperson Mark Baird
APRIL 8, 8:15AM -- guided nature walk at Anderson Marsh State Historic
Park led by docent Henry Bornstein. The walk will explore the Ridge,
Marsh, and Anderson Flats trails; no Ranch House tour afterwards. More
info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 707 995 2658
APRIL 8, 10AM-4PM -- Spring Garden Tour featuring six home gardens and
two community gardens in the city of Clearlake. Plants and cuttings
will also be on sale; the event benefits Citizens Caring 4 Clearlake.
Tickets $20: to buy tickets and for more information call Molly at 707
APRIL 8, 4-7PM -- Lake County Democrats "100 Day Dinner" at the
Highlands Senior Center, 3245 Bowers Ave. in Clearlake. Speakers
include Board of Equalization Chair Fiona Ma; Assemblymember Cecilia
Aguiar-Curry; Clearlake city council members Bruno Sabatier and Joyce
Overton and Lakeport Council member George Spurr.
Pasta dinner, homemade desserts, wine and beer. Tickets ($20 advance,
$25 at the door). Reserve by sending a check to the Democratic Party of
Lake County at PO Box 1151 Lakeport CA 95453 or online via ActBlue.
APRIL 9 -- Sierra Club hike to Table Rock in Robert Louis Stevenson State Park.
Enjoy gorgeous rolling hills, wooded forests, a labyrinth, and of
course the stunning views from the volcanic cliffs of the Palisades!
Meet 9:30 am in front of Middletown Mugshots coffee shop on corner of
Hwy 29 & 175, or 10 am trailhead Robert Louis Stevenson State Park
parking lot on east side. By reservation only. Leader Julie
707-987-9040, 707-671-5947 email@example.com Rain cancels.
APRIL 9, Wildflower Open House at the McLaughlin Reserve, 27195 Morgan
Valley Rd., 14 miles east of Lower Lake. After the summer fires of 2015
and record rainfall this winter, we are expecting dramatic wildflower
displays. Arrive any time between 10 AM and 4 PM to take a
self-paced tour through some of the reserve’s most botanically
diverse grasslands. Reserve staff will be on hand to provide
directions, species identification, and to explain the natural history
and management of the reserve’s unique grasslands. No RSVP or
APRIL 15, Grateful Dead Hike at the McLaughlin Reserve. We'll hike down
the slopes overlooking Hole Creek and across to the rock outcrop that
we affectionately call “Grateful Dead.” After appreciating the
views from the top, we’ll loop back to the start. Be prepared for
a steep ascent to the top of the rock with sections of loose scree
slope. 3 miles, moderately strenuous. Hike info and registration
are available at napalandtrust.org, or by phone 707.252.3270.
APRIL 16, Three Counties Hike to a remote corner of the McLaughlin
Reserve where Napa, Yolo and Lake Counties come together. We will
cross wildflower-laden serpentine meadows and view interesting geologic
formations, the remains of a 19th century mercury mine, and unusual
plants such as the primitive conifer California nutmeg. 5 miles,
moderately strenuous. Hike info and registration are available at napalandtrust.org, or by phone 707.252.3270.
APRIL 20, 11AM-1PM -- EARTH DAY celebration at Woodland Community
College in Clearlake: food, music, speakers, informational tabling by a
wide variety of community organizations. Free, everyone invited.
APRIL 20, 7PM -- Redbud Audubon meeting featuring a presentation on
"Bats" by Sacramento Valley UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor
Rachael Long. Lower Lake Methodist Church Social Hall, 16255 Second
Street. More info
APRIL 23 -- Sierra Club Mendocino Group hike on the Glen Eden Trail.
For Earth Day a great springtime hike will take us up the east side of
Cow Mountain, ascending to the ridgeline and down the other side to
Goat Rock where we will have lunch. We should have wildflowers to
enjoy and great views of Clear Lake and surrounding mountains to the
north and east. Bring water, lunch, sturdy hiking boots,
raingear, and suggested long pants due to possible poison oak.
Carpools: Meet 9 am Raley’s parking lot in Ukiah or 9:45 am
trailhead. From Lake County take Hwy 20 west and turn left on
Scotts Valley Road just east of Blue Lakes, then go 3 miles to parking
area on left. By reservation only. Leader Jonah Freedman firstname.lastname@example.org 467-1877. Rain cancels.
APRIL 27-28 -- two-day Wilderness First Aid training at Ecocamp
Berryessa, sponsored by Tuleyome in partnership with Napa County
Regional Parks & Open Space District, and Foster Calm. $150 per
person with camp lodging and meals included. 24 places available. For
more information and to sign up, visit tuleyome.org/events/wilderness1staid/
APRIL 29, 10AM-4PM -- Habematolel Pomo of UpperLake EarthFestat Running
Creek Casino, 635 Highway 20: food, music, games, raffle, informational
tabling from community organizations at this free zero-waste event.
APRIL 29-30 -- Redbud Audubon Heron Days, featuring 90-minute boat
tours to view a large variety of bird life on Clear Lake. Boats will
leave on the half hour from 8AM to 11AM from Lakeside County Park near
Clear Lake State Park. Tickets $30; register on line or call call Evelyn Wachtel at (510) 501-5375 for more information.
MAY 3, 5-8PM -- fundraser to benefit the Childrens Museum of Art and
Science at DJ's Pizza in Lower Lake: all the pizza you can eat
MAY 6-7 -- Redbud Audubon Heron Days, featuring 90-minute boat tours to view a
large variety of bird life on Clear Lake. Boats will leave on the half
hour from 8AM to 11AM from Shady Acres Campground in Clearlake. Tickets $30; register on line or call call Evelyn Wachtel at (510) 501-5375 for more information.
MAY 7 -- Sierra Club hike to the top of Mt St Helena in Robert
Louis Stevenson State Park. Hike is on a trail with switchbacks for
about 20 minutes through fir woods then up to a dirt road leading to
the mountain top. On a clear day see spectacular views,
including much of the San Francisco Bay area. View mountain ranges in a
360 degree panorama including Mt. Shasta! Bring water, lunch,
binoculars & snacks. Meet 9:15 am in front of Middletown Mugshots
Coffee Shop on corner of Hwy 29 & 175 or trailhead 9:45 am Robert
Louis Stevenson Park on west side. By reservation only. Leader Julie
707-987-9040 or 707-671-5947. Rain cancels.