Calendar -- Events you won't
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Save the Date!
Put Saturday, Oct. 11 on your calendar for the annual Lake
County Land Trust fundraising dinner! The dinner will be starting at
3 p.m. this year and will be at The Lodge at Blue Lakes. Congressman
Mike Thompson is our guest speaker; tickets are $70. For information
call (707) 262-0707, look for your invitation in the mail if you are
a Land Trust member, and watch the local news media for updates. We
will be celebrating our 20th anniversary!!! The
public is warmly invited to our annual dinner!
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.
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 this project!
County Land Trust is working towards purchasing this beautiful 31
acre wetland parcel in the Big Valley area of Clear Lake.
The work crew at the Rodman Preserve on March 20, 2014
included from left: Catherine Koehler, Lake County Land
Trustís 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 Trustís 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.
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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
Trustís 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.