The Clear Lake Environmental Research Center (CLERC) is a nonprofit organization in northern CA with a mission to bring permanent science to Clear Lake, the largest freshwater lake in CA and oldest lake in the Americas. On our way to complete our mission we are creating an accredited environmental laboratory for wastewater and drinking water. After a short time, it became clear there was no forum for the professionals working in laboratories and so we formed the California Society of Environmental Analysts (CSEA).
CLERC Executive Director Provides Update at the Sierra Club Lake Group Community Meeting - November 19, 2020
The CivicSpark program is an Americorps program designed to help build capacity in local governments in an effort to increase resiliency in the face of climate change. CLERC is sponsoring the Fellow for 1 year to help the Lake County Community Risk Reduction Authority and Lake County Resource Conservation District increase fire resilience capacity. The Fellow and CLERC will be completing a GIS-based prioritization plan for fuel reduction projects, which will help streamline completion of projects listed in the Community Wildfire Protection Plan.
On March 11, 2020, CAL FIRE announced that it was awarding $3M to CLERC and a group of partners to complete the Lake County Hazardous Fuel Reduction Project Phase 1. The project includes:
During the first week of September 2019, the CLERC Board of Directors approved a lease for lab space located at Kits Corner in Kelseyville. CLERC has raised the necessary funds to purchase an initial set of lab equipment and apply for state accreditation. Once accreditation is obtained, CLERC will be able to offer lab services to local water agencies.
The latest info on what's going on with the Clear Lake Environmental Research Center (CLERC)