Humboldt Baykeeper was launched in October 2004 to safeguard our coastal resources for the health, enjoyment, and economic strength of the Humboldt Bay community through education, scientific research, and enforcement of laws to fight pollution.
Jessica Hall, Executive Director
jessica AT humboldtbaykeeper.org
Jennifer Kalt, Policy Director
jkalt AT humboldtbaykeeper.org
Vanessa Vasquez, Program Coordinator
vanessa AT humboldtbaykeeper.org
Humboldt Baykeeper is a program of the Ecological Rights Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to furthering the rights of all people to a clean, healthful, and biologically diverse environment through education and the enforcement of environmental laws.
Board of Directors / Ecological Rights Foundation
Rachel Rosner, President
L.S. Sherby, Vice President
Frank Lamport, Secretary
Jim Lamport, Treasurer
What are Coastal Resources?
Humboldt Bay is the second largest estuary in California. The Bay and the adjacent Pacific Ocean coastline give our community its unique character. The health of our waters both in the bay and along our coastline depend greatly on the functioning of the intertidal mudflats, salt marshes, and freshwater wetlands of Humboldt Bay which act as a natural pollution filter and flood plain. Clean water supports healthier fisheries, which in turn support bird and wildlife populations.
For the human community around the bay and coast this means more lucrative fisheries, better bird hunting, bird watching, and cleaner water for recreating, including boating, surfing, diving, and swimming.
Humboldt Baykeeper's programs involve scientists, boaters, fishermen, birdwatchers, students, and other concerned citizens in the important work of protecting Humboldt Bay, its tributaries, and the near-shore waters of the Pacific Ocean.
The geographical reach of Humboldt Baykeeper's programs includes Humboldt Bay, its tributaries, and the Pacific Coast between Trinidad Harbor to the north and the Eel River estuary to the south. Baykeeper maintains an on-the-water presence throughout the area, patrolling by motorboat, kayak, and airplane, with upland areas patrolled by car and by foot.
California Coastkeeper Alliance 2010 Annual Report
The California Coastkeeper Alliance just released its 2010 Annual Report. This report is an interactive, web-based format, which provides images and videos of the watersheds and communities the Waterkeepers across California work daily to protect. Check it out to learn more about Humboldt Baykeeper and other Waterkeepers in California.