Interested in Kayaking in Clear Lake? Check out one of the eight Konocti Regional Water Trails at http://konoctitrails.com/trails/water/. And remember to Clean, Drain, Dry your kayak, paddle, and all equipment between water bodies.
Dear Lady of the Lake,
Do you ever speak at events or answer questions in person? It would be great to discuss lake topics with you. I just moved back into the area and as a kayak enthusiast, I want to learn more about our lake. Where can I find out more about water issues going on in Lake County?
Gerry, getting caught up in my kayak in Clearlake
Nice to have you back in wonderful Lake County! Your questions are very important and I think they are timely to answer right now, even though they cover a wide variety of topics.
As Lady of the Lake, I do attend events and conduct outreach to the community outside of this column. For example, you can catch me on the last Sunday of every month on the local radio station, KPFZ 88.1 during Betsy Cawn’s Essential Public Information Hour (2 to 3 p.m.) and What’s next hour (3 to 4 p.m.). I will be on the radio this Sunday, April 24, from 2 to 4 p.m.
I usually spend about 60 to 90 minutes talking about water and lake news, covering topical and relevant topics, and answering any guest questions. You are welcome to call in to the studio (707-263-3435) and ask me any lake or water question, or you can write me an email and I can answer it on air.
If you don’t have a radio, you can also stream KPFZ online from your computer, tablet or smartphone. To find more information visit, KPFZ’s website at https://kpfz.org/.
In addition to the radio spot, I do attend live events and provide in-person outreach and education. The next event for the Lady of the Lake booth will be the Big Valley Small Farms Tour on Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Farms tour is an interactive travel event, where you drive around to visit local small farms and experience fun activities, farm tours and wonderful farm products. These farms are all located in the Big Valley area, but there will be refreshments and live music at the home base; Ripe Choice Farm. Some individuals and organizations will also be at Ripe Choice Farm to provide information about the natural communities in Lake County.
I will have a booth, so will fellow lake enthusiast and scientist, Sarah Ryan, from the Big Valley Rancheria Environmental EPA. She will be present to talk about the Big Valley and Cal-Watch cyanobacteria, drinking water and well monitoring program, as well as other issues like restoration and drought impacts. Other participants will include Rachel Avilla of WildNature with info about living …….