It's been several weeks since my last post and the CLERC crew has been busy moving things along. Here's where we stand:
Once we wrap up the business plan we will be focusing on establishing the committees that will drive the CLERC machine. We already have significant interest from several scientists and researchers wishing to be on the CLERC Scientific Advisory Board. We also have several folks interested in spearheading the Fundraising, Marketing, & Events Committee. Our goal is to get these committees up and running and have them report back to the Board of Directors by the end of March with recommendations for moving forward. If you are interested in any of the following committees please let me know:
That's it for this installment. Be on the lookout for another edition of the Admin Update around the first of the year. Happy Thanksgiving!
Greetings everyone, I wanted to let those who are following us here at CLERC some of what is going on.
I know that we have not been very active on social media, and that is one reason I wanted to say something. Just because we haven't seemed to be active, there are alot of behind the scenes things going on right now. Some of the things the board of directors are;
We do have an event planned for Dec 6th, starting at 8:30 and going to noon, to clean up more of the shoreline. You can read more about that here.
When I have more information, I will get it out to the world. In the meantime Happy Holidays!
Another thing I noticed was all the different small organisms in the water and how they all seemed to cluster and live around each other. There were different types of aquatic weeds with a bubbly mold-looking substance and particles of Cyanobacteria intermixed with it.
Another interesting site that day was the albatross flying around. This flying boat was being used for the filming of a Bollywood action flick where the final scene involves a world champion water skier using a grappling hook to barefoot water ski behind the giant plane. Unfortunately, the water skier is going to be added in digitally, so I didn't get to actually see anyone trying to carry out this stunt.
Welcome to the first installment of my new blog! As one of the directors of the newly formed Clear Lake Environmental Research Center (CLERC), this will be the location where I will keep everyone updated on CLERC's progress towards becoming a world-class research and education center. I'm looking forward to using this blog as an outreach tool to extend invitations to anyone who may be interested in helping us achieve this goal, as well as keeping interested folks updated on where we stand on a regular basis.
Next weekend, Labor Day weekend, we will be at the Lake County Fair speaking with lots of people about what CLERC is trying to accomplish and hopefully generate some interest from people in volunteering. One of our major tasks over the next few months will be establishing standing committees for programs (research and education), fundraising, administrative, marketing, and facilities, which will all need volunteers to fill. We are also seeking volunteers to participate in the annual Clear Lake Clean Up Day event held on September 20.
Stay tuned for the next installment where I will let you know how the fair goes.
By Will Evans
I'm one of the founders and directors of the Clear Lake Environmental Research Center (CLERC). I wouldn't call myself a scientist, but I use the outputs of science all the time and have a curious mind. I write for the purpose of sharing things that I find interesting.