Save the Date ...
Save the Date for the Lake County Land Trust’s annual benefit dinner. Oct. 8, 2016 at the Lodge at Blue Lakes. Join us for a great evening of socializing, information, music, beautiful scenery, a fun silent auction and more. This year’s guest speaker is Karen Ross, the Secretary of Agriculture for the State of California. The event starts at 4 p.m. You can purchase your individual tickets ($75) on line at www.lakecountylandtrust.org by clicking on the DONATE button, and choosing the annual dinner. Please indicate your desire for meat or vegetarian in the notes section. You may also send a check to the Lake County Land Trust, at PO Box 1017, Lakeport, CA 95453. Hope to see you there!
Walks at Rodman Preserve are every Saturday.
Walks start at 9 a.m. September through May and at 8 a.m. June through August. Participants meet at the Nature Center at the Rodman Preserve, 6350 Westlake Road near Upper Lake. Please join us for a pleasant hour and a half walk through oak woodlands and grasslands with scenic vistas, and flora and fauna to be enjoyed along the way.
For driving directions to Rodman Preserve,
please scroll to bottom of page.
The LCLT is purchasing the 31-acre Melo property in the Big Valley Wetlands as an effort to protect portions of the last remaining significant habitat on Clear Lake. To view the Melo Project Case for Support please click here.
Click here to see your friends and neighbors who have already contributed to this project!
The Lake County Land Trust, based in Lake County, California, is a local, 501 (c) (3) charitable nonprofit organization (Federal ID No. 68-0332712) directly involved in protecting important land resources. These include: wetlands, wildlife habitats, parks, forests, watersheds, riparian stream corridors, lakeside areas, and trails. The trust is also concerned with property that has unique scenic, cultural, agricultural, educational, or historical value.
(Website photos courtesy of Brad Barnwell, Roberta Lyons, Jeannette Knight, and Barbara Bridges)
Bluebird boxes put to good use
Numerous bird houses have been erected at the Lake County Land Trust’s Rodman Preserve. The houses have proven to be a big attraction to the many Western Bluebirds that inhabit the area, as well as Tree Swallows and some flycatchers.
Board member, and nature photographer, Brad Barnwell, was able to photograph the adult bluebirds feeding the babies, not long before the baby bluebirds actually fledged, or left the box.
Directions to the Rodman Preserve
and Nature Education Center
and Nature Education Center
- The Rodman Preserve and Nature Education Center is located at 6350 Westlake Rd. Upper Lake, 95485. Take the Nice-Lucerne Cut-off off of Highway 29, between Lakeport and Upper Lake. Turn east onto the Nice-Lucerne Cut-off, then left on to Westlake Road. The preserve entry is to the immediate right after turning on to Westlake. The preserve is owned and operated by the Lake County Land Trust and this is the area where walks and events are held. The Rodman Slough Park, further down the Nice-Lucerne Cut-off near the bridge that goes over Rodman Slough, is the County Park.