The Sierra Club Lake Group will host Sarah Ryan, Deputy Tribal Administrator and EPA Director of the Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. via Zoom video conference and live-streamed on Facebook.
The presentation, ‘Clear Lake’s Cyanotoxin Monitoring Program: Highlights, Resources, Next Steps’ will reflect the ongoing collaborative effort with Elem Indian Colony since 2014 to assess and address cyanobacteria (commonly called “Blue-Green Algae”) in Clear Lake.
On June 23, 2020, water samples from 26 Clear Lake locations were tested, with eight evidencing toxins at the “caution” level or above. Elevated levels of cyanobacteria can pose health risks, and it is strongly recommended that people and pets avoid contact with lake water in an algae bloom area.
“Since we’re full on into bloom season,” noted Victoria Brandon, Sierra Club Lake Group Conservation Chair, “we thought this a vitally important topic to bring to the community.”
The event will be presented live and interactive via Zoom video conference. You can register (RSVP) at the Sierra Club Lake Group’s website: https://www.sierraclub.org/redwood/lake by choosing “Cyanobacteria presentation” in the calendar. The event will also be live-streamed on the Sierra Club Lake Group’s Facebook Page at: https://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/lake or call 707-994-1931.
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.