Sierra Club Lake Group was created as an individual entity within the
Club in 2001. Group leaders are chosen by annual elections in which all
members are invited to participate. The Lake Group has approximtely 400
members currently. Everyone is a volunteer. We have no staff or access
to national club legal or scientific expertise. Except for a small subvention
from the Redwood Chapter (based on membership) which covers the cost of
our bimonthly newsletter, we receive no funding from the larger organization,
but are dependent on calendar sales and donations to meet our expenses.
Group hosts 5 informational general meetings each year, free and open
to the public, on a wide variety of environmental subjects. Additonally
we host two (summer and winter) social dinners annually, also free and
open to the public.
Club offers hiking leadership courses and leads dozens of Outings
every year, mostly within the county. These also are free and open to
miles of Highway 29 have been adopted by the Lake Group and are kept
Group participates in county wide festivals throughout the year, including
Earth Day in Middletown, Heron Festival at Clear Lake State Park, the
Bluegrass Festival at Anderson Marsh, and the Kelseyville Pear Festival
Club Lake Group is often invited to consult with developers and community
organizations regarding smart growth, sustainable practices, and environmentally
friendly projects. Group members are active participants in the planning
process and submit dozens of comment letters to the Community Development
in 2009/2010 (so far)
Club Lake Group
the ³We Love Tules² 4 Minute Film Festival, with filmmakers invited
to make short films celebrating a healthy Clear Lake.
more than 500 signatures to put the Access Pass ballot initiative in
support of our State Parks (Prop 21) onto the November ballot.
public support for the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Conservation
in the Community Wildfire Protection Plan, the Avalon Springs Project,
Mendocino Community College site selection, the Clear Lake Watershed
Management Plan, the Konocti purchase facilitation committee, the Regional
Water Board/TMDL stakeholders group, the Shoreline Area Plan, the Middletown
Area Plan, the Blueprint 2030 planning project, Lake County Watershed
Groups, and others.
participation in County and community committees includes:
Creek Watershed Council, Clear Lake Advisory Committee, Invasive Species
Council, Fish and Wildlife Advisoryı Board, Lake County Energy Policy
Council, Lake County Food Policy Council, the Chi Council (founded by
the Sierra Club Lake Group), the Konocti Regional Trails Planning project,
Highland Springs Trails Group, Clarkıs Island Sustainability Project,
Group financial donations include:
Museum of Arts and Science, Clear Lake State Park Interpretive Association,
Anderson Marsh Interpretive Association, Community Radio Station KPFZ,
and the Clarkıs Island Sustainability Project. The Group also contributed
$2000 towards the Mt. Konocti purchase.
Enjoy, and Protect the Planet