Two Lake County Non-Profit Organizations Partner with East Lake RCD to Support Reforestation in Fire-Ravaged Communities

Lake County, Calif. – Two Lake County-based non-profit organizations have provided much- needed financial support to assist in the reforestation efforts for the areas ravaged by last September’s Valley Fire.

#LakeCountyRising is a collaborative fundraising effort of the Lake County Winegrape Commission, Lake County Winery Association, and Lake County Wine Alliance. The Lake Area Rotary Club Association (LARCA) is a non-profit foundation comprised of the 4 Rotary Clubs in Lake County – Lakeport, Middletown, Clearlake and Kelseyville. Together, these two entities have provided the necessary dollars to jumpstart the much needed reforestation in the fire affected areas.

The Lake Area Rotary Club Association donates $3,000.00 for the Integrated Public Alert Warning System.

The tragedies of the record breaking 2015 fire season in Lake County generated a great deal of community support, collaboration, and teamwork. Countless individuals, organizations, friends, strangers, and neighbors came together in response to these disasters. One such group was a conglomerate of Rotary, International organizations based right here in Lake County. The Lake Area Rotary Club Association (LARCA) was formed to distribute donations that had been gathered from the various Rotary clubs based in Lake County. 

Lake Area Rotary Club Association Fire Relief Fund Helps Double the Size of Afterschool Program in Middletown

Lake Area Rotary Club Association Fire Relief Fund  Helps Double the Size of Afterschool Program in Middletown

Press Release

The Lake Area Rotary Club Association (LARCA) Fire Relief Fund has committed to doubling the capacity of the Afterschool Program in Middletown. The Lake County Office of Education (LCOE) is authorized to serve 29 students in the Minnie Cannon School Afterschool Program. With this donation, the program is now serving 60 students. LARCA committed $12,500 to support this effort.

Thank You!

On behalf of the residents of Lake County and all of us here with the Lake Area Rotary Club Association, I want to offer our sincere thank you for your donation to our Fire Relief Fund. The outpouring of support that our community has seen this summer has been overwhelming and incredibly heartwarming. Your generosity is going to help us rebuild the soul and the structure of our community!

The Fires

The Fires

The summer of 2015 will not be soon forgotten in Lake County. Along with the rest of Northern California, the county is suffering through the fourth year of a severe drought. We felt somewhat blessed that Clear Lake, the recreational lifeblood of the county has relatively more water than other lakes in the State, due to two large storms last winter. This does not extend to the dry conditions of our surrounding countryside however.