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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


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

MARCH 25, 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.Volunteers should bring shovels and other tree planting implements, wear long sleeves, long pants, work gloves and closed-toed shoes,  and  bring water.  A BBQ lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP to

March 25, 9:30AM -- Tuleyome-sponsored archeology demonstration with BLM archeologist Chris Lloyd. Meet at Cowboy Camp just off Highway 16 a mile south of Highway 20, where he will speak about homesteading in the region. Included in this will be a hike to a homestead about 45 min - 1 hour from Cowboy Camp (which requires crossing Bear Creek). Representatives from Backcountry Horsemen will be on hand to give a packing demonstration. For more info and to sign up visit Tuleyome's MeetUp page or contact Nate Lillge, or 530-379-8697.

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 1, 1-2:30PM -- Town Hall with Congressman Mike Thompson at the Kelseyville High School student center, 5480 Main St in Kelseyville.

APRIL 1, 5-7PM -- Congressman Mike Thompsons 26th annual ravioli dinner at the Boatique Winery, 8255 Red Hills Rd, Kelseyville. Individual tickets $25: for more info and to RSVP, For additional information contact Mary Jane Bowker at (707) 226-8989 or or Kathy Windrem at (707) 279-4387 or

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 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 Rain cancels.

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 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 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

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.

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