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Every Saturday Walks – The Land Trust offers weekly Saturday walks at our Rodman Preserve. Remember! Walks at Rodman Preserve will begin at 9 a.m. starting Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 through May 2015. Starting each June the start time goes back to 8 a.m. for June, July and August because of the hot summer days. Meet at the Nature Center at the Preserve on Westlake Road and the Nice-Lucerne Cut-off. No dogs please. Heavy rain will cancel. Call Roberta Lyons at (707) 994-2024 for information.
For driving directions, please scroll to bottom of page.
Land Trust Celebrates 20th Anniversary at
Annual Dinner at The Lodge at Blue Lakes
The Lake County Land Trust’s 2014 Annual Dinner held at The Lodge at Blue Lakes on Saturday, Oct. 11, was a huge success with over 100 people attending. Participants enjoyed bidding on fabulous silent auction items and were treated to an excellent dinner provided by The Lodge at Blue Lakes – a beautiful venue for a “nature oriented” event like the Land Trust dinner. This annual fundraiser also commemorated the Land Trust’s 20th anniversary.
Lake County Land Trust board of directors member, Roberta Lyons, presented the Land Trust’s 2014 “Supporters of the Year,” award to John and Cheyanne Parker for volunteer work they do for the Lake County Land Trust, including archeology reports on the trust’s properties and presenting educational programs for both adults and children.
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.
On the left, the work crew at the Rodman Preserve on March 20, 2014 included from left: Catherine Koehler, Lake County Land Trust’s executive director; Adrian Neal, student; Steve Garoutte, local arborist; Jennifer Lu Tang, Judith Jacques, Amanda Hannibal, students; Emma Ogley-Oliver (kneeling) professor; Chris Jenne, Wadeeah Al-Ali, Laura Guzman, Isabelle Sayno, students; Allen Franz, professor; Sarah Esparza, Jing Cai, students; and Father Mark Villano. The group of students and professors from Marymount University gathered at the Lake County Land Trust’s Rodman Preserve to work on volunteer projects including repairing fences, fallen tree clean-up, and sign placement. This was the second time that students volunteered at the preserve.
For more photos, go to Special Events.
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.