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Lawsuit filed over cannabis cultivation impacts

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Press release from Friends of the Eel River: Friends of the Eel River (FOER) has filed suit against the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors for failing to adequately protect our native fish and waters...

EcoNews Archive Internship

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Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 Semesters The Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) is offering an EcoNews Archive Internship for the Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 school year (October - May). The NEC publishes EcoNews, an environmental...

Special Projects Internship

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Description: The Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) is offering a Special Projects Internship for the spring. The NEC is one of the country’s oldest bioregional environmental organizations and manages several coastal programs, produces a bi-month newspaper...

GIS Internship

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Description: The Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) offers a GIS Internship for each semester. The NEC is one of the country’s oldest bioregional environmental organizations and manages several coastal programs, produces a bi-month newspaper and hosts...

Journalism Internship

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Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 Semesters The Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) is offering an EcoNews Internship for the Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 school year (October - May). The NEC publishes EcoNews, an environmental newspaper,...

Ocean Night Internship

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Description: The Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) is offering an Ocean Night Internship. The NEC is one of the country’s oldest bioregional environmental organizations and manages several coastal programs, produces a bi-month newspaper and hosts EcoNews...

Coastal Program Internship- Events

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Description: The Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) is offering a Coastal Program Internship for the summer. The focus will be on event planning and program organization. The NEC is one of the country’s oldest bioregional environmental...

Coastal Programs Internship

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Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 Semesters The Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) is offering a Coastal Programs Internship for the Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 school year (October - May). The focus will be on NEC's...
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Local Author Sharon Levy Discusses the Arcata Marsh

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George Zaminsky, Friends of the Arcata Marsh, interviews local science author Sharon Levy on her newly released book "The Marsh Builders: The Fight for Clean Water, Wetlands, and Wildlife”, which centers around the story...
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Volunteer Announcement 2018

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Coastal Programs & Cleanups Coastal Cleanup Day Volunteers - Sign up to lead a team or join an existing team to clean a beach or waterway on International Coastal Cleanup Day in September. CLICK HERE for more information,...
Humboldt Board of Supervisors Candidates during May 10 2018 Candidate Forum

Who are the Board of Supervisors?

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Elections are coming up June 5, and that means it is time once again to vote for local measures and candidates, including the Board of Supervisors. For this EcoNews Report the Northcoast Environmental Center’s...
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Humboldt County Planning Commissioner Kevin McKenny Resigns

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After being called to resign by environmental groups including the Northcoast Environmental Center, EPIC, and Humboldt Baykeeper, Humboldt County Planning Commissioner Kevin McKenny renounced his seat on the commission on May 17. Mr. McKenny had...
Hundreds of people, including Tribal members, landowners, and climate activists, rallied at the Oregon State Capital in 2015 to ask Governor Kate Brown to oppose the Jordan Cove LNG proposal. Credit Alex Milan Tracy

Broad Coalition Says No to Jordan Cove LNG and Pipeline

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Pete Nichols talks to Waterkeeper Alliance Senior Organizer Lesley Adams about a fracked gas pipeline that would trample farms, ranches, and tribal lands to reach a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in...

The NEC, EPIC, and Humboldt Baykeeper call for the resignation of Humboldt County Planning...

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NEC Press Release The Northcoast Environmental Center, EPIC, and Humboldt Baykeeper call for the resignation of Humboldt County Planning Commissioner Kevin McKenny. As reported by the Lost Coast Outpost, in a Notice of Violation dated...
Julian Lange at a NO-GO Road Protest. Photo: Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium.

The NO-GO Road 30 Years Later

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This April marked the 30th anniversary of the GO Road. A road originally scheduled to run from Gasquet to Orleans (hence the name G-O) in order to permit timber harvesting and other resource extraction...

Northcoast Environmental Center’s Board of Supervisors Candidate Questionnaire

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NEC Press Release Northcoast Environmental Center’s Board of Supervisors Candidate Questionnaire The Northcoast Environmental Center believes it is important for the electorate to be informed regarding the position of candidates on important Environmental issues. As such we...

Join the Northcoast Environmental Center to make every day Earth Day!

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NEC Press Release Celebrate the 48th year of Earth Day with the Northcoast Environmental Center! We will be hosting a beach cleanup Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 from 10am to 12pm at Samoa Beach Power Poles!...
View from Titlow Hill looking south, in snow. Photo: John Abela, Flickr CC.

Changing the Law Rather than Enforcing it: The County’s Response to Illegal Activity on...

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Titlow Hill has been the location of illegal and unpermitted activities for decades. From building roads to sub-dividing and selling parcels, the development in this area poses major risks to its environment, wildlife, and...

NEC’s Spaghetti Dinner FUN(d)Raiser with Music

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NEC Press Release The Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) invites you to attend this year’s spaghetti dinner, dance and silent auction FUN(d)Raiser at Bayside Community Hall on Saturday, March 24. The dinner menu features a spaghetti bar,...
Overlooking the Mad River. Photo: Jesse Palmer, Flickr CC.

Proposed Cannabis Facility on the Mad River Puts Humboldt’s Drinking Water at Risk

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Mercer-Fraser, an engineering company based out of Eureka, is proposing the construction of a 5,000-square-foot cannabis manufacturing facility at their property on the Mad River near Glendale. The site is immediately upstream from Humboldt...
The Klamath River near Happy Camp. Photo: Matt Baun, Flickr CC, USFWS.

Klamath Dam Removal in its First Stages

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The Klamath dams have been a source of debate and controversy on the North Coast for decades. In 2016, the Klamath River Renewal Corporation was tasked with gaining ownership and removal of four PacifiCorp...
Kelley Garrett (in a polar bear mask) holds signs at a National Monuments rally on the Arcata Plaza, December 2017. Photo: Sarah Duffy.

National Monument Cutbacks the Largest in US History

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“This is really a political move, I believe”, states Oregon representative Pam Marsh. In early December, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke released his National Monument review, describing his recommendations for Monuments such as...
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Hundreds of North Coast Volunteers Work to Make Trash Extinct on 33rd Annual California...

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NEC Press Release Hundreds of Humboldt County residents turned out Saturday, September 16 for Coastal Cleanup Day to lend their hands in support of clean beaches and waterways. Over 600 volunteers trekked shorelines and inland...