Lake County Department of Water Resources Reports on Projects at Next Sierra Club Lake Group Community Forum

Credit: JoAnn Saccato, Sunset over Clear Lake

The Sierra Club Lake Group will host Jordan Beaton and Angela DePalma-Dow of the Lake County Water Resources Department. The Lake County Department of Water Resources exists to promote both an environmentally and economically sustainable watershed and is tasked with providing services ranging from lakebed management to groundwater monitoring and stormwater management. They will provide updates and field questions on various projects under their purview.

The discussion will be held via Zoom video conference and live-streamed on Facebook on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 6:00 PM. The meeting is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required to attend via Zoom. A question and answer period will be included with questions fielded live from Zoom and Facebook attendees.

DePalma-Dow, Lake County Invasive Species Coordinator, will give an update on the Clear Lake Hitch, the Middle Creek Restoration Project, and more. Angela is a North American Lake Management Society Certified Lake Manager and serves as the Chair of the California Chapter of Society of Freshwater Science. She is also a Lake County Certified Tourism Ambassador.

Beaton, Lake County Water Resources Program Coordinator, will provide an update on the Highland Springs Reservoir, a popular recreation area and major water resource for Lake County.

“The Lake Group of the Sierra Club understands the need for our community to build resilience to climate change and take steps to ensure the health of our watersheds and lake to support the needs of the humans and other beings with whom we share this beautiful place,” noted Sierra Club Lake Group Chair, Deb Sally.

To register for the event, visit the Lake Group’s online calendar at: www.sierraclub.org/redwood/lake. Registrants will receive access information upon registration and a confirmation reminder the morning of the event. Zoom space is limited, so the event will also be live-streamed via the Lake Group’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sierraclublake.

The Sierra Club Lake Group represents more than 400 Sierra Club members living in Lake County and is part of the Redwood Chapter of the Sierra Club that represents the northwest region of California. The group works to preserve Lake County’s wild heritage; protect and restore Clear Lake and its watershed; and promote smart growth, sustainable practices, and environmentally friendly development. It also fosters a meaningful connection to the environment for the community to value and enjoy through guided hikes and community events. For more information about the Sierra Club Lake Group, visit www.sierraclub.org/redwood/lakeSu

Founded in 1892, the Sierra Club is the most enduring and influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. With more than three and a half million members and supporters, their charge is to defend everyone’s right to a healthy world. Through activism, education and outdoor activities, the Sierra Club plays an important role in influencing conservation policy and environmental history. For more information on the Sierra Club, visit www.sierraclub.org.  

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