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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 3015 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 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

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


UPCOMING EVENTS

FEBRUARY 11, 8:15AM -- nature walk at Anderson Marsh State Historic Park, led by docent Lisa Wilson: route will depend on weather and condition of the trails. Participants should bring binoculars if they have them, and wear sturdy shoes and a hat.  Rain cancels. More info: info@andersonmarsh.org or  (707) 995-2658

FEBRUARY 11, 10AM -- moderately strenuous hike into the Cache Creek Wilderness to view wintering bald eagles, led by Ukiah District BLM rangers.  Meet at the Redbud trailhead off Hwy. 20. 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 16, 7PM -- Redbud Audubon meeting featuring "Three Short Weeks in the Ecuadorian Andes" with Gordon Beebe, past president of the Madrone Audubon Society. Lower Lake Methodist church social hall, 16255 Second St.

FEBRUARY 18, 9AM -- Redbud Audubon field trip to Bodega Bay. Call Pat Harmon at (707) 263-4977 for more information.

FEBRUARY 18, 10AM -- moderately strenuous hike into the Cache Creek Wilderness to view wintering bald eagles, led by Ukiah District BLM rangers.  Meet at the Redbud trailhead off Hwy. 20. 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 23. 9:05AM -- Planning Commission hearing on the proposed Riviera Dollar General outlet.

FEBRUARY 25, 2PM -- the Lake County library Know Lake County series features former Redbud Audubon Society president Marilyn Waits discussing the RAS grebe conservation project (ongoing since 2010), including a video of grebe behaviors on Clear Lake and photos of the courtship, nesting, and parenting activities that are part of the breeding season. This FREE presentation will take place at the Lakeport Library, 1425 N. High Street.

MARCH 11, 9AM -- volunteer workday at Trailside Park outside Middletown to replant some of the conifers lost in the Valley Fire. This is a collaborative project between the Lake County Resource Conservation District, county Public Services Department, and Lake Area Rotary Clubs Association.

MARCH 22, 6:30PM -- Sierra Club meeting, "Earth Activism 2.0":  Denise Rushing shares “permaculture” principles and practices that can keep us energized, sane and powerfully focused in these difficult political times.  Discover ecosystem strategies developed over millennia by life on Planet Earth and how to apply these strategies to not only survive, but to thrive in a hostile ecosystem, while transforming the system itself.  The meeting will be held in the Round Room at Mendocino College, 2565 Parallel Dr, and as always is free and open to the public. For more information contact Ed Robey at 994 8304 or edrobey@wildblue.net

APRIL 1 -- Sierra Club Six Sigma Ranch hike. We will hike the historic old stagecoach route from Lower Lake to Knoxville, following the ranch road through Six Sigma ranch heading east toward Morgan Valley road. We will stop by the Ranch tasting room on the way, so bring along cash or credit card if so inclined. Much of the hike will follow Asbill Creek and canyon to the confluence with Soda Creek. We will return aboard the ranch's Pinzgauer, a vintage European military 6X6, making the hike approximately 6 miles one way. This limits the number of hikers to 10 people. Meet 8:30 am Lower Lake Coffee Company, Main St. Lower Lake. By reservation only. Leader Tom McFarling (707) 994-5490. Rain cancels.

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 707 701 3554.

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/

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