Humboldt Baykeeper is throwing a party to celebrate 15 years of protecting Humboldt Bay - and still going strong!
Come out for a very special screening of ARTIFISHAL, the brand new Patagonia documentary.
"Artifishal" is a film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. It explores wild salmon’s slide toward extinction, threats posed by fish hatcheries and fish farms, and our continued loss of faith in nature.
A Q&A session with the director of the film, plus local experts and tribal members who were featured in the film, will take place after the screening.
Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction investigates the growing threat to Earth’s life support systems from this unprecedented loss of biodiversity. Through interviews with leading scientists, psychologists, anthropologists, philosophers, and indigenous and religious leaders, the film explores the causes, the scope, and the potential effects of the mass extinction, but also looks beyond the immediate causes of the crisis to consider how our cultural and economic systems, along with deep-seated psychological and behavioral patterns, have allowed this situation to develop, continue to reinforce it, and even determine our response to it.
Surf films TBA!
In light of the Trump Administration’s proposal to massively expand offshore oil drilling, this month’s Ocean Night will include Stories of the Spill, a short film that discuss the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill and its aftermath.
Also, Marnin Robbins of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife will showcase a new 10-minute film about the the state’s Marine Protected Area (MPA) Network, featuring incredible topside and underwater video. The film’s producers (HSU film professor David Scheerer and assistant Will Goldenberg) will be on hand to answer questions. Afterwards, we will be screening #OB Plastic-@415plumber’s Obsession, the story of a man's collection of beach plastics.
Jennifer Kalt, Director
jkalt [AT] humboldtbaykeeper.org
Jasmin Segura, Bay Tours Coordinator
jasmin [AT] humboldtbaykeeper.org
Humboldt Baykeeper Advisory Committee:Maia Cheli - Communications and Outreach Manager, Schatz Energy Research CenterFred Evenson - Director, Ecological Rights FoundationAldaron Laird - Sea Level Rise Planner, retiredMike Manetas - Educator, retiredLaurie Richmond - Assistant Professor, Humboldt State UniversityMichelle D. Smith - Attorney-at-LawMichael Welch - Director, Redwood Alliance 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 coast 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 sport, subsistence, and commercial fisheries, better bird watching and bird hunting, and cleaner water for recreating, including boating, surfing, paddleboarding, and swimming. Humboldt Baykeeper's programs involve scientists, boaters, fishermen, birdwatchers, students, and other concerned residents in the important work of protecting the bay, its watershed, 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 from Trinidad Head 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 occasionally by drone, with upland areas patrolled by car and by foot.