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$18 Million NOAA Grant to Address Pacific Coast Ocean Restoration Through Pacific Ocean Coalition of Public and Private Partners

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced the awards that are recommended for funding under the Transformational Habitat Restoration & Coastal Resilience grant program. The Nature Conservancy (TNC) California has been recommended to receive $18 million over three years to launch the Pacific Coast Ocean Restoration Initiative (PCOR), a comprehensive, collaborative statewide effort aimed at restoring and recovering degraded marine ecosystems across California.

Guidance for Residents Using Private Intakes Drawing Water Directly from Clear Lake Amid High Cyanotoxin Levels

Clear Lake is an international treasure, and one of the oldest natural lakes in North America.  As a natural body of water, Clear Lake’s water quality can vary, and County of Lake Water Resources Department and Environmental Health staff partner with Big Valley Rancheria and others to closely monitor water quality conditions and provide information needed for visitors and residents to safely enjoy water-based recreation.

City of Clearlake City Council Member Nomination Period Opens July 15th, 2024

On Monday, July 15th, 2024, the Candidate Filing Period for the November 5th General Election began, and nomination papers are available for City Council Member of the City of Clearlake. The nomination period runs through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 9, 2024. A list of offices currently up for election can be found on the City’s website at https://www.clearlake.ca.us/230/Elections.

A Green Clear Lake?

If anything was going to catch your attention, NASA’ Earth Observatory did with a photo from their Landstat9 satellite showing a very green cast to Clear Lake. The story author’s takeaway was that Clear Lake in Lake County, California, has so much nutrient in its water column that the lake has a runaway algae bloom, and went on to describe potential negatives. Social media had so much to say about this, that visitors on the following holiday weekend were nil. They just stayed away.

Art in Action: Fire Resilience and Artmaking at Middletown Art Center

This weekend the Middletown Art Center (MAC) is offering multiple activities around fire resilience and artmaking. It begins on Friday from 6:30-7:30pm with Good Fire Good Earth, a conversation with Scott Parady of Cobb Mountain Art and Ecology Project followed by a short talk with the Regenerative Farming Guild’s founder Kristen Callahan on land restoration post fire. Activities continue on Saturday with a series of community artmaking workshops with RECIPROCITY and Raices Hermosas artists from 3-7:30pm.

Lake County Music Guide – 7.9.24

Nobody likes to cancel a gig because of the weather, but especially if it’s too hot. Last week, there were a handful of venues that canceled their live music events, and with temps pushing 110°, it should’ve been a no-brainer. I played last Thursday and suffered a slight heat stroke during the first set, and I haven’t been right since. One should never mess with extreme heat. This weekend may bring us much of the same, although forecasts show it is dropping down to the low 90s on Saturday and for several days thereafter. Unfortunately, I have been reminded that the Humpday Howler at the Smiling Dogs Ranch has been “postponed” to a later date, and who knows what else will also be. But bear with it – the below-the-century mark events are just around the corner. Here’s what’s happening during this week in Lake County…

Lake County Music Guide – 7.2.24

Since I write this up on Monday and Monday the 1st, I’m also paying my monthly bills. It’s gonna be a long day! And it’s gonna get hot – and I ain’t just talkin’ ‘bout the temps – there’s a whole lotta live music happening this 4th of July Week. Plus, I’ll try to list all the 4th of July parades, concerts, and fireworks displays in the last section of the guide. So, let’s get started – here’s the live music schedule for the week of 7/2 through 7/8…

Redbud Audubon Society Receives Audubon Action Grant of 13,000

The Redbud Audubon Society is pleased to announce that it has received a $13,000 grant from the National Audubon Society’s “Audubon in Action” program. The grant will be used to purchase drone equipment, pay for permitting and license fees for the drone, and fund participation from local high schools (Upper Lake and Lower Lake) and the Robinson Rancheria. Funds from the grant will also pay for manuscript preparation and other equipment.

Lake County Economic Development Corporation Seeking Input on Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

Lake County Economic Development Corporation is seeking input from the community in preparation for the submission of a five-year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) to the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA). The main objective of the Lake County CEDS is to foster an environment that promotes a sustainable economic future for both the businesses and residents in the County and Cities of Lakeport and Clearlake. This strategy will play a pivotal role in directing investment decisions relating to infrastructure, public works, enhanced safety and resiliency measures, workforce training, and initiatives aimed at generating employment opportunities.

Help Improve Lake County’s Response to Heat Waves and Cyanobacterial Blooms – Survey Participants Eligible for Weekly $100 Gift Card Drawings

Lake County residents are invited to participate in a community survey to share their experiences on heat waves and cyanobacterial blooms, with opportunities to win a $100 gift card. Lake County has experienced an increasing number of high-heat days in recent years, and cyanobacterial blooms are impacting Clear Lake regularly; this effort aims to understand the community’s needs during these events.

Adventist Health Clear Lake and Community Partners Invite Public to Participate in Community Health Survey

Adventist Health Clear Lake and a group of nonprofit organization partners are working together to conduct a survey of community health and well-being. Part of Adventist Health Clear Lake’s Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), the short, anonymous survey gives local residents the opportunity to weigh in on the quality of life in our community.

Final “Senior Days” Events at Anderson Marsh State Historic Park to Feature Tours of the Park and the History of the Anderson Ranch

On Saturday, July 13, the last in the series of “Senior Days” events at Anderson Marsh State Historic Park will feature tours of the park and the history of the Anderson Ranch as told by a descendant of the Anderson family.  The events are sponsored by Anderson Marsh Interpretive Association (AMIA).

Highland Springs Reservoir – An Oasis of Beauty

Have you ever visited Highland Springs Reservoir? I can’t believe that in the over four decades of living in Lake County, I had never visited Highland Springs Reservoir until recently!  Highland Springs is located off Highway 29 between Lakeport and Kelseyville at 3600 Highland Springs Road.

Learn Ways to Save on Irrigation Costs at this In-Field Event – 7.9.24

Join us for an Irrigation Automation in-field event on July 9th at 7am and discover effective strategies to reduce irrigation expenses. The event will take place among the vines at Mauritson’s Nova Vineyard, offering valuable insights into optimizing water management for the Lake County agricultural community.

250 Years of Quilts: The History and the Women that Made Them

The Ladies of the Lake Quilt Guild invites you to attend this month’s guild meeting.  Our speaker is Arlene Arnold who specializes in vintage quilts. The meeting will be at 10:00 on Saturday, July 13, 2024, at the Lakeport Senior Center at 527 Konocti Ave., Lakeport, CA, United States, California.

Museums of Lake County Oral History Program takes to a New Level

The history and people of Lake County is truly amazing. Have you ever wondered what Seigler Springs Resort was like years ago? Darlene Hecomovich can tell you that her parents owned the resort. How about hearing from the man behind the company, Jonas Oil? Or the history of our former television station, LCTV in Lakeport? Yes, Lake County had its own TV station. Listen to our Oral History interviews, and you will learn more.

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