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File #: 22-441    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/28/2022 In control: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
On agenda: 5/3/2022 Final action:
Title: Adopt Proclamation in Support of Clear Lake Environmental Research Center
Sponsors: Jessica Pyska
Attachments: 1. Proclamation_CLERC
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Memorandum


Date: May 3, 2022

To: The Honorable Lake County Board of Supervisors

From: Jessica Pyska, District 5 Supervisor

Subject: Adopt Proclamation in Support of Clear Lake Environmental Research Center

Executive Summary:

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
COUNTY OF LAKE, STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Proclamation
IN SUPPORT OF CLEAR LAKE ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH CENTER

WHEREAS, Clear Lake Environmental Research Center also known as CLERC brings science, education, government, tribal, and business groups together to resolve issues involving Clear Lake; and

WHEREAS, CLERC coordinates projects to help combat the impacts of wildfire, promote positive regenerations of burned areas, and the preserve the forest and woodlands that have not been destroyed by fire; and

WHEREAS, Since 2019 CLERC has secured over $8.7 Million dollars for community projects in Lake County; and

WHEREAS, CLERC collaborates with local partners and stakeholders to address priority projects in the Community Wildfire Protection Plan in the communities of Cobb, Loch Lomond, Middletown, Clearlake Rivieras', City of Clearlake, Clearlake Oaks, Lucerne, Scotts Valley and within the Mendocino National Forest; and

WHEREAS, CLERC hosted two CIVICSPARK Fellows who have contributed toward building our local fire resilience capacity by providing updated GIS data for the Community Wildfire Protection Plan, public outreach at Municipal Advisory Councils, coordinating with AmeriCorps Teams, completing property assessments, organizing volunteer events such as Broom Busters, and public outreach; and

WHEREAS, CLERC has completed the Mt. Konocti Interface Fuel Break around the Clear Lake Riviera, Riviera West and Riviera Heights; and

WHEREAS, CLERC has also completed the Davis Fuel Break; the West Scotts Valley Fuels Break, and the Harbin Springs Fuel Break; and

WHEREAS, As of April 2022, CLERC has completed mitigation treatments on over 2,200 acres and removed over 450 hazardous trees.

Now therefore, be it pro...

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