Celebrating Another Successful Bay Tour Season!
Photo: Our last Madaket tour of the 2021 season was for staff and artists of Canvas + Clay Studio and Gallery. Here they are enjoying a fine day on the bay. Photo by Jasmin Segura.
Humboldt Baykeeper’s Bay Tours program offers free, docent-led walking and bird-watching tours, as well as boat tours of the bay aboard the Madaket, kayak, or canoe. For info, contact our Bay Tours Coordinator, Jasmin Segura, at (707) 616-7261.
Destacado del personal
Jasmin Segura, coordinadora del tour por la bahía con Humboldt BaykeeperJasmin Segura does a lot more than coordinate our Bay Tours: she works with diverse communities to create a new era of stewardship where people feel compelled to be informed and protect Humboldt Bay. Thanks to EcoNews for interviewing Jasmin on her thoughtful, caring approach to people and the planet!
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.
A credo of Waterkeepers is "clean water for all," but the reality is it's hard to meet "all" sometimes. Our Tours Coordinator Jasmin Segura has a knack for developing relationships with community groups, and has expanded our tours exponentially over the past five years. Thanks to Bart Mihailovich of Waterkeeper Alliance for highlighting the amazing work Jasmin does to make our tours program more inclusive: