Hundreds of local volunteers scour county to remove debris


Hundreds of volunteers took to HumboldtCounty coasts and rivers to remove trash and marine debris on Saturday as part of the county's 35th annual Coastal Cleanup Day, with one group snagging a large catch on Humboldt Bay — two downed billboards.



The image of the vandal responsible for the third billboard toppling this month was captured earlier this week on a camera installed by a now thrice-bitten local sign management company.


Another one down. The third plank to be felled this month, which is located near the Bayside Cutoff between Arcata and Eureka, features an ad for the Northcoast Horticulture Supply. Jen Kalt of Humboldt Baykeeper got a call yesterday informing her that it was down. She snapped the above picture and tells the LoCO that, like the Bailey Mortgage sign cut down a couple weeks back, this one is believed to be on Caltrans property.



Let’s review the Great Humboldt County Billboard War to date: September 2013: The California Coastal Commission in a 9-1 vote gives Caltrans the go-ahead to build an interchange at the Indianola Cutoff as part of its Eureka-Arcata Route 101 Corridor Improvement Project — providing the agency meets certain conditions. One of these conditions is the removal of all billboards along the corridor.