Put June 12 on your Calendar for
Lake County Land Trust Spring Fundraiser
Put June 12 on your calendar for the date of the Lake County Land Trust’s annual spring fundraising event. Once again Bernie and Lynne Butcher, owners of the Tallman Hotel and Blue Wing Blue Wing Restaurant in Upper Lake have offered to host this fundraising event for the Land Trust.
The event will feature Lake County wines, hors d’oeuvres and live music and will be held from 3 – 6 p.m. with tickets costing $50 per person.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling (707) 262-0707. Payment in advance is urged or payment can be taken at the gate to the garden. You can pay on line by going to the Land Trust’s website at www.lakecountylandtrust.org. click on the “Donate,” button and write “Spring Fundraiser donation,” in the comment section. For more information, please go to Special Events.
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. Starting in June walks will begin at 8 a.m. 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.