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Welcome to Humboldt Baykeeper
Take Action to Rein in the Green Rush!

It is long past time to regulate the marijuana industry. Impacts from illegal water diversion, irresponsible grading, and clearing of forests for grow sites have expanded exponentially in recent years.

 

Salmon streams are particularly hard hit from the combined impacts of drought, decades of harmful logging practices, and unchecked marijuana operations.

 

And while we believe the County—not the industry—should write the rules to govern cannabis cultivation, now is an opportunity to comment on what one industry group has proposed. California Cannabis Voice Humboldt is collecting input through Friday, August 14 on its draft cannabis cultivation ordinance for parcels over 5 acres (www.ccvhumboldt.org).

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Ocean Night, Thursday, Aug. 6: Pelican Dreams
 
Pelican Dreams is an intimate portrait of an iconic seabird species by filmmaker Judy Irving (The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill) who follows “Gigi,” a 4-month-old female Brown Pelican who landed on the Golden Gate Bridge one afternoon in August 2008.
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Explore the Bay with Humboldt Baykeeper!

Interested in exploring Humboldt Bay while paddling a kayak or from the deck of a motor boat? Baykeeper has partnered with the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center and the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District to offer tours covering a variety of topics on Humboldt Bay.

Photo: Docent Rich Ridenhour leads a tour aboard the Harbor District's patrol boat.

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Major Shellfish Expansion Proposed in North Bay

Two proposals for expanding shellfish production in North Humboldt Bay are currently under review by the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation, and Conservation District, which is serving as Lead Agency for environmental review.

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EPA Identifies Local Impaired Waterways
Written by Will Houston, Times Standard   

Six rivers, creeks listed for fecal contamination

7/10/15

Six local waterways have been officially recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as being impaired by fecal bacteria, thus beginning what may be a lengthy assessment to identify and mitigate the sources of pollution.

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Report A Spill Here!

Report spills to the Stormwater Pollution Hotline:

707.441.4192 or 1.877.NCSC.001 (1.877.627.2001)

Storm drains are separate from sewer systems, so stormwater flows into our coastal waterways UNTREATED. Humboldt Baykeeper is working hard to protect our environment but we can't do it alone. We need your help!

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Humboldt Bay Sea Level Rise Inundation Mapping

Inundation maps were developed by Jeff Anderson of Northern Hydrology & Engineering for the Humboldt Bay Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment Project. The maps show areas vulnerable to existing and future sea levels that are currently protected from inundation due to the natural shoreline, dikes or berms, and railroad or road grades.

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