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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 EVENTS

JANUARY 16, 10AM -- moderately strenuous Sierra Club/BLM hike into the Cache Creek Wilderness to view wintering bald eagles. The trail goes through the recent burn of the Rocky Fire, and new plants are beginning to sprout. Carpool Lower Lake Coffee Company 9:15 AM or meet Redbud trailhead Hwy. 20 at 10AM. 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.

JANUARY 19, 9:45AM -- BOS hearing on a proposed General Plan amendment to facilitate an apartment project north of Lakeport. This proposal was unaccountably approved by the Planning Commission despite a staff report that laid out numerous inconsistencies with General Plan policies and also pointed out that the requested removal of the Scenic Combining district overlay would set dangerous county-wide precedents. It is hoped that the Board of Supervisors will have the good judgment to turn it down.

JANUARY 21, 7PM -- Sierra Club meeting at the Round Room at Mendocino College, 2565 Parallel Dr in Lakeport, focussing on cyanobacteria ("blue green algae") in Clear Lake. Since the fall of 2014 Big Valley Rancheria and Elem Indian Colony have have been conducting regular testing for cyanotoxins produced by the "algae" blooms that have plagued the lake annually since 2009.  Environmental Directors Sarah Ryan and Karola Kennedy will present on the results of the Tribes’ Cyanotoxin Monitoring Program and impacts on both recreational and drinking water uses in Clear Lake. More info: contact Ed Robey at 995 8304 or edrobey@wildblue.net

JANUARY 21, 7PM -- Redbud Audubon presentation "Why We Bird" by author David Rice. Lower Lake Methodist Church, 16255 Second Street.

JANUARY 23 -- annual Redbud Audubon field trip to the Colusa and Sacramento Wildlife Refuges: carpooling from Lower Lake will be available. For more information and to make reservations,contact Pat Harmon at 263-4977.

JANUARY 23, 10AM -- moderately strenuous hike into the Cache Creek Wilderness to view wintering bald eagles, led by Ukiah District BLM rangers. The trail goes through the recent burn of the Rocky Fire, and new plants are beginning to sprout. Meet at the Redbud trailhead off Hwy. 20 at 10AM. 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.

JANUARY 25, 6:30PM -- Citizens Caring 4 Clearlake community meeting at city hall: hear about the progress made in cleaning up trash, get input from city leaders, plan for the future, and learn how you can be involved. Everyone invited, light refreshments provided.

JANUARY 30, 10AM -- moderately strenuous Sierra Club/BLM hike into the Cache Creek Wilderness to view wintering bald eagles. The trail goes through the recent burn of the Rocky Fire, and new plants are beginning to sprout. Carpool Lower Lake Coffee Company 9:15 AM or meet Redbud trailhead Hwy. 20 at 10AM. 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 4, 5-7:30PM -- first in a series of presentations on the Natural Environment of Lake County co-sponsored by the Lake County Land Trust and Friends of Marymount California University, Lakeside. Yuba College professor Dr. Harry Lyons will speak on "Lessons from Green Water" starting at 6PM, preceded by refreshments and tours of the campus at 3700 Country Club Dr in Lucerne. $5 suggested donation will benefit a scholarship fund for students attending the Lakeside campus.For more information, call 888-991-5253 or 707-262-0707, and leave a message.

FEBRUARY 6, 10AM -- moderately strenuous hike into the Cache Creek Wilderness to view wintering bald eagles, led by Ukiah District BLM rangers. The trail goes through the recent burn of the Rocky Fire, and new plants are beginning to sprout. Meet at the Redbud trailhead off Hwy. 20 at 10AM. 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 13, 10AM -- moderately strenuous Sierra Club/BLM hike into the Cache Creek Wilderness to view wintering bald eagles. The trail goes through the recent burn of the Rocky Fire, and new plants are beginning to sprout. Carpool Lower Lake Coffee Company 9:15 AM or meet Redbud trailhead Hwy. 20 at 10AM. 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 20, 10AM -- moderately strenuous hike into the Cache Creek Wilderness to view wintering bald eagles, led by Ukiah District BLM rangers. The trail goes through the recent burn of the Rocky Fire, and new plants are beginning to sprout. Meet at the Redbud trailhead off Hwy. 20 at 10AM. 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.

MARCH 3, 5-7:30PM -- second in a series of presentations on the Natural Environment of Lake County co-sponsored by the Lake County Land Trust and Friends of Marymount California University, Lakeside. Archeologist Dr. John Parker will speak about the cultural, environmental, and technological changes that occurred in Lake County during the past 20,000 years. The talk will begin at 6PM, preceded by refreshments and tours of the campus at 3700 Country Club Dr in Lucerne. $5 suggested donation to benefit a scholarship fund for students attending the Lakeside campus.For more information, call 888-991-5253 or 707-262-0707, and leave a message.

MARCH 12 -- Sierra Club hike on Six Sigma Ranch.  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.  Carpool 8:30 AM Lower Lake Coffee Company, Main St. Lower Lake. Reservation Only. Leader Tom McFarling (707) 994-5490. Rain cancels.

MARCH 27 -- Sierra Club hike to Turk’s Head on Mt. St. Helena. Moderate two-mile hike on Mt. St. Helena to the ridge that separates the Napa and Russian River watersheds and a beautiful rock formation called the Turk’s Head.  Great views of Knight’s Valley.  Pass through the site of the town of Silverado.  Meet in the west parking lot of RLS State Park 9:00 am Bring snacks and water Reservation required  Leader Pete McGee at 942-1373 or montesol@hughes.net Rain Cancels

APRIL 7, 5-7:30PM -- third in a series of presentations on the Natural Environment of Lake County co-sponsored by the Lake County Land Trust and Friends of Marymount California University, Lakeside. Ecologist Catherine Koehler will speak on the native "grasslands" of Lake County. The talk will begin at 6PM, preceded by refreshments and tours of the campus at 3700 Country Club Dr in Lucerne. $5 suggested donation to benefit a scholarship fund for students attending the Lakeside campus.For more information, call 888-991-5253 or 707-262-0707, and leave a message.

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