The highest tides of the year are coming on January 10-12. Please join our King Tide Photo Initiative to help document rising sea levels around Humboldt Bay!
Photo: Jackson Ranch Road in the Arcata Bottoms, Dec. 13, 2012 (Ted Halstead).
Humboldt Baykeeper offers kayak and motor boat tours of Humboldt Bay and Elk River to a variety of community groups from May to October, connecting people to Humboldt Bay who would otherwise not be able to experience being out on the water. Many residents simply cannot afford the equipment and maintenance costs associated with boating.
In 2019, we led eight community group tours with a wide variety of partners, including English Express, a non-profit English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) school; Camp Cooper, the City of Eureka’s summer day camp for youth; The Studio & Canvas + Clay, an art program for adults with varying abilities; Gaining Ground and Butler Valley, residential and day programs for adults with developmental disabilities; the Humboldt County Library Summer Reading Program; the Community Access Program for Eureka; and Serenity Inn, a transitional housing facility in Eureka.
Tune in to this week's Podship Earth, hosted by Jared Blumenfeld, California Secretary for Environmental Protection, and Sara Aminzadeh, California Coastal Commissioner and former Executive Director of the California Coastkeeper Alliance.
Baykeeper's Jen Kalt talks about the Humboldt Bay area, which is experiencing twice the rate of sea level rise as the state average.
A brand new version of our popular Humboldt Bay poster is now for sale at Eureka Books at 426 2nd Street in Old Town Eureka. They’ll be open for Arts Alive this Saturday, December 7, until 9pm. Thanks to our friends at Eureka Books for carrying our posters - most of the proceeds will support our work to protect Humboldt Bay!
Learn how to avoid domoic acid and other toxins
The Dungeness crab season is under way! With major concerns over the last few years regarding unsafe domoic acid levels, health department officials continue to recommend not eating the internal organs (known as crab butter).
Click HERE to download the brochure explaining this simple method of cleaning crabs before cooking to reduce your exposure to unsafe contaminants.
In December, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control issued a stunning announcement: the concrete cap at the former McNamara & Peepe lumber mill in Glendale has failed to contain groundwater contaminated with the highly toxic wood preservative pentachlorophenol. The 1998 Remedial Action Plan has been rescinded, and the agency will now develop a new plan to remediate and/or control the contamination.
UPDATED! Humboldt Baykeeper has been testing mercury levels in local fish since July 2016 with funding from the California Environmental Protection Agency. We’ve found that most local fish are safe to eat in moderation—with a few exceptions.
Click HERE for the Final Report
Click HERE for the updated Guidelines