Humboldt Baykeeper was launched in October 2004 with a mission "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."
Humboldt Baykeeper's programs involve scientists, students, boaters, fishermen, and other concerned citizens in the important work of protecting Humboldt Bay, its associated watersheds, and the near-shore waters of the Pacific.
Humboldt Baykeeper works to protect and enhance Humboldt Bay and near-shore waters through community education, water-quality monitoring, and pollution control.
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 motor boat, kayak, and airplane, with upland areas patrolled by car and by foot.