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Welcome to Humboldt Baykeeper
Waterkeeper Alliance Celebrates 15 years of Clean Water Victories

...and we're just getting started!

 

Humboldt Baykeeper is proud to be a member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, an international movement made up of 231 organizations protecting 2.5 million square miles of waterways in 26 countries across 6 continents.

 
Humboldt Bay King Tides Photo Initiative 2014-15

The highest tides this winter - known as King Tides - will occur on Dec. 5, Dec. 22, Jan. 20, and Feb. 18. Humboldt Baykeeper volunteers will photo-document the King Tides around Humboldt Bay.


All you need is a camera or a smartphone. To help document this year’s King Tide, email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We will assign sites that you can photograph during one or more high tide events as well as low tide shots for comparison. Photo: Chevron fuel tanks on the Eureka waterfront, 12-31-13.

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Citizen Water Monitoring Data Draws Attention from State Regulators

Using Humboldt Baykeeper’s 2005-2009 Citizen Water Monitoring data, the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board staff recently recommended six waterways for listing under Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act due to bacterial pollution (E. coli).

 

Photo: Children play in Little River at Moonstone Beach, one of the waterways recommended for listing. March 22, 2014.

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Swimmable CA Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Rob Dumouchel of Arcata, the NorCal winner of the 2014 Swimmable California photo contest! Rob is an open-water swimmer who calls Humboldt Bay his new bathtub. He swam the 4.5 mile Critter Crawl on July 13.

Special thanks to the Humboldt Bay Tourism Center for donating tickets for 2 for a Humboldt Bay Oyster Tour!

 
Regional board recommends 6 North Coast waterways for impairment listing
Written by Will Houston, Times-Standard   

8/15/14

The North Coast Regional Wa­ter Quality Board on Thursday recommended that six local wa­terways be federally listed as im­paired due to high fecal bacteria concentrations, paving the way for those streams and rivers to obtain government-backed pol­lution control plans. “I’m pleased that the regional board took this action, which is a first step to addressing water quality impairments in the North Coast region,” board Executive Of­ficer Matt St. John said.

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Fecal Coliform Loads Measured in Four Arcata Creeks

At long last, a rainy February enabled us to augment our 2013 flow study with wet weather data to calculate the mass volume of fecal coliform bacteria in four Humboldt Bay tributaries (Janes, Jolly Giant, Jacoby, and Campbell Creeks).

 

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Meet our Bay Explorations Coordinator!

Join us in welcoming Jasmin Segura, our Bay Explorations Coordinator, and Justin Zakoren, NEC's Coastal Education Specialist!

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