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Welcome to Humboldt Baykeeper
King Tide Photo Initiative, 2017-18

The highest tides this winter - known as King Tides - will occur on Dec. 4-5 and Jan. 1-2. To help document this year’s King Tide, all you need is a camera or a smartphone. Submit photos to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Be very cautious of rising water, eroding shoreline, flooded roadways, and high winds during any extreme high tide events. 


Left: View from the Del Norte Street Pier in Eureka.

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Safety Tips for Cleaning & Cooking Dungeness Crab

Learn how to avoid domoic acid and other toxins

This year's Dungeness crab season is finally under way! With last year's unsafe domoic acid levels, health department officials continue to recommend not eating the internal organs (known as crab butter) which concentrated toxins, including dioxins and PCBs.

Click HERE to download the brochure explaining this simple method.

 
California Redwood Company, Humboldt Baykeeper settle bay pollution lawsuit
Written by Will Houston, Times-Standard   

10/26/17 - California Redwood Company has entered into a four-year agreement with the Arcata-based environmental nonprofit Humboldt Baykeeper in order to drop a federal lawsuit alleging the company violated the Clean Water Act, according to a joint announcement this week.

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Report A Spill Here!

For spills in Humboldt Bay:

  • Cailfornia Office of Emergency Services (800) 852-7550

For spills in or near storm drains (which drain to creeks and Humboldt Bay)

  • Eureka Public Works Dept. (707) 441-4192
  • Arcata Environmental Services Dept. (707) 822-8184
  • Humboldt County Public Works Dept. (707) 445-7491

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 Waste Management Authority settles with Humboldt Baykeeper in bay pollution lawsuit
Written by Will Houston, Times-Standard   

11/19/17 - Humboldt Baykeeper and the Humboldt Waste Management Authority recently reached a settlement agreement in a federal lawsuit that claimed the waste company was allowing polluted stormwater to enter Humboldt Bay and the Palco Marsh.

 

Humboldt Baykeeper’s pollution claims contested a November 2016 inspection by the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board...

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Royal Gold settles lawsuit
Written by Will Houston, Times-Standard   

Humboldt Baykeeper warns of chemical runoff on former mill sites


10/4/17 - The Arcata-based soil company Royal Gold LLC recently settled a federal civil lawsuit filed by Humboldt Baykeeper that alleged the company allowed harmful chemicals at its Glendale soil mixing facility to contaminate the Mad River and the nearby Mill Creek. The company agreed to make a variety of infrastructure changes to prevent contaminated runoff from entering soil and groundwater.

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2017 Bay Tour Season Highlights

Humboldt Baykeeper offers free, docent-led tours of the bay by motorboat, kayak, or canoe for youth, elders, and everyone in between. This year we also offered tours for teens, kids aged 8 to 12 in the City of Eureka’s summer day camp, and students in English as a Second Language classes. 

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