MCU and Lake County Land Trust to
Present Environmental Speaker Series
Starting in February 2016, a series of programs on the Natural Environment of Lake County will be presented at the Marymount California University (MCU) Lakeside campus in Lucerne. The first program, featuring Dr. Harry Lyons, will be on Feb. 4, from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
The programs are co-sponsored by the Friends of Marymount California University (MCU) Lakeside and the Lake County Land Trust and will be the first in a “Distinguished Speakers Series,” offered by the Friends of MCU and other Lake County organizations in order to help introduce our local four-year university to the community. For more information, please go to Special Events.
Saturday Walks Continue
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. 5, 2015 through May. In June the start time is 8 a.m. for June, July and August because of the hot summer days. On the first Saturday in September walks go back to the 9 a.m. start time. Meet at the Nature Center at the Preserve at 6350 Westlake Road and the Nice-Lucerne Cut-off. No dogs please. Rain will cancel. Call Roberta Lyons at (707) 994-2024 for information.
For driving directions, 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.