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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 appears to have voted (the end of the meeting was extremely confusing) to support the county's secession from California to jump onto this sinking ship. This action was taken despite obvious disadvantages to the residents of Lake County, despite the absence of anything approaching a comprehensive financial analysis, and despite the last minute news that a resolution of support would probably involve us in litigation. Please:

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


UPCOMING EVENT

MARCH 14 -- Tuleyome-sponsored hike on the Judge Davis Trail. Explore the ridges and canyons of the Cache Creek area of the proposed Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument Area. From west of Clear Lake we climb over a picturesque ridge and then drop (way) down to Cache Creek. After a peaceful, secluded lunch we retrace our route up and over the Cache Creek Ridge. The hike is approximately 10 miles with 1300’ cumulative elevation gain. Bring lunch, water, and essentials. Meet at 9:00 at the Guinda post office on Hwy 16 in Capay Valley west of Woodland. No dogs. Rain cancels. Lake County participants should meet at the trailhead (Hwy 20 west of Hwy 16) at 9:40AM. Contact Jordan Power for more information.

MARCH 14, 2PM -- "Social Media 101," a 30-minute presentation by Lake County library director Christopher Veach at Redbud Library (14785 Burns Valley Road in Clearlake) 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.

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 19, 10AM-2:45PM -- advanced pumping efficiency workshop sponsored by PG&E at the Lake County Fairgrounds: learn how Pumps and VFDs work and how to save energy and money with PG&E incentives. This FREE event includes lunch. for more information call 800-845-6038 of visit pumpefficiency.org/

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 25, 7PM -- Sierra Club Lake Group sponsored screening of "The Russian River: All Rivers - the Value of an American Watershed" in the Board of Supervisors chamber in the courthouse, 255 N. Forbes in Lakeport. This lyrical feature-length documentary combines live action footage and  compelling interviews in a provocative discussion of water use, water quality and the loss of irreplaceable biodiversity. The film also covers the problems the river faces – problems shared widely in our region and elsewhere. FREE to the public, but reservations are very strongly encouraged. To reserve send an email to reservations@russianriverallrivers.com. For more information contact Lake Group chair Ed Robey at  994 8304 or edrobey@wildblue.net

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 7, 2PM -- "Social Media 101," a 30-minute presentation by Lake County library director Christopher Veach at the Middletown Library (21256 Washington 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.

APRIL 9, 8AM-1PM -- "Water Stewardship in Drought Conditions, a FREE workshop sponsored by the Lake County Farm Bureau, Lake County Winegrape Commission and UC Cooperative Extension at the Soper Reese Community Theatre, 275 South Main in Lakeport. For more information call the Winegrape Commission at 279-2633.

APRIL 10, 3-5PM -- "Better Living Through Trails," a Friends of Boggs Mountain presentation supported by a competitive nationwide IMBA grant.  This presentation explores the positive relationships between communities and their trail systems. Trails as community assets can improve quality of life and livability in a community for both the biking and non-biking members, and can attract significant tourism dollars in addition in increasing overall quality of life. With statistics and case studies, participants will learn how to turn a quality community trail system into a destination trail system, and learn how to effectively market a trail system. Board of Supervisors chamber in the Courthouse, 255 N. Forbes in Lakeport. Contact Gigi Stahl for more information, and to register.

APRIL 10, 5:30-7:30PM -- Congressman Mike Thompson's 24th annual Ravioli Feed at the Lake County Fairgrounds, featuring (besides great pasta) Lake County wine tasting, bake sale, silent auction, and free electronic recycling. Tickets $20. For more info call Mary Jane Bowker at 226 8989 or visit  mikethompsonforcongress.com

APRIL 11, 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 12 -- Sierra Club hike at Boggs Lake, a vernal pool in a volcanic caldera.  If it has rained, there should be lovely flowers.  Class E-1-2-A Meet 9:00 a.m. at the parking area located on Harrington Flat Road  1 mile east from Bottle Rock Road. Follow Bottle Road 4.5 miles from its intersection with Hwy 29 to Harrington Flat Road. Reserve with leader Pete McGee at 942 1373 or montesol@hughes.net Rain cancels.

APRIL 12, 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

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 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.

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 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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