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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.
For more on the Annual Dinner, please go to
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 to
see your friends and neighbors who have already contributed to
County Land Trust is working towards purchasing this beautiful 31
acre wetland parcel in the Big Valley area of Clear Lake.
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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)
An adult Western Bluebird feeds its two young,
shortly before the birds fledged. The birds nested in
one of the many bird houses that have been erected
at the Rodman Preserve.
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.
For more nature photos at Rodman,
go to Rodman News and Nature.
For more photos go to Special Events.
One 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.
Directions to the Rodman Preserve
and Nature Education Center
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.