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Welcome to Humboldt Baykeeper
New Dioxin Data: Good News, Bad News

 

Since Baykeeper’s 2006 success in getting Humboldt Bay designated as impaired by dioxin, sampling for this long-lasting contaminant has become common for dredging, restoration, and development projects. One recent study has revealed a major dioxin hotspot in Humboldt Bay near the Arcata Marsh. Ongoing monitoring at a former lumber mill in Eureka has shown that the cleanup brought by Baykeeper’s legal action has been effective.

 

Click HERE to download the article.

 

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2016 Kayak Tour Schedule

Baykeeper has partnered with the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center to offer kayak tours of the Elk River combined with guided walks along the Hikshari’ Trail in Eureka. Our staff and docents lead tours in Spanish and English. 

 

2016 Kayak Tour dates are June 18, July 16, August 13 and October 1. 

 

Kayak tours are for ages 12 and older, and beginners are welcome. Space is limited and reservations are required. To reserve space, call (707) 825-1020, or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for more info or make reservations. Se habla español.

 

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Trails Summit: Saturday June 4, 9:30 am to 12 pm

Wondering what's happening with the Bay Trail, Eureka Waterfront Trail, Annie & Mary Trail, or other trails in the Humboldt Bay Area? Come on out to the Wharfinger Building in Eureka to find out the latest about new trails coming soon!

 
Proposal to Allow "Interim Uses" on Coastal-Dependent Industrial Properties






















Humboldt County is considering changes to its Coastal Plan that would provide more flexibility in uses allowed in the Coastal-Dependent Industrial ("MC") zone. Parcels under discussion are on the Samoa Peninsula, in Fields Landing, and King Salmon.

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Learn to Row Day, Sat. June 4

The Humboldt Bay Rowing Association has teamed up with Humboldt Baykeeper to “Row for Clean Water” on Humboldt Bay. The public is invited to participate in this free event in celebration of National Learn to Row Day. After a quick introduction to technique, participants will row on Humboldt Bay in an Olympic-style, 8-oared racing shell. 

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Safety Tips for Cleaning & Cooking Dungeness Crab

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Given this year's Dungeness crab season delay due to unsafe domoic acid levels, health department officials recommend not eating the internal organs (known as crab butter) which concentrated toxins. Humboldt Baykeeper has long recommended this as well as killing and cleaning crabs before cooking to reduce dioxin exposure.


Click HERE to download the brochure explaining this simple method.

 
North Coast Representative Martha McClure votes to fire Coastal Commission Director

2/11/16

More than 1,000 people went to the Coastal Commission hearing in Morro Bay to support Dr. Charles Lester, the Commission's director since 2011. More than 250 people testified in support of Lester, calling for an open discussion.Only one spoke in favor of firing him.

Supported by 18 state legislators, 35 former Commissioners, 10 members of Congress, dozens of local gov't reps, 93 non-profit organizations, 154 current staff members, and 24,000 letters, Dr. Lester was fired  in a 7-5 vote with no explanation.

 

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