Letter to the Editor: Hope for the Future

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06 September 2020 To the EcoNews editor, I was pleased to find a couple of articles in the September edition profiling young, dynamic, hard-working women. Amber Jamieson and Regina Chichizola are two among a bevy of...

M I N D F U L  ☼  M O N D A Y...

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Brittany Kleinshnitz helps ground us for the week ahead with Mindful Mondays on the NEC’s Instagram and Facebook. Follow us @your_nec and start your week off well. Forest Bathing Forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, is a mindfulness...

My Start In Conservation On The North Coast

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by Dave Van de Mark  The circumstances leading to 2-plus decades of activism had certainly begun even before I drove north from southern California in June of 1963.  But I was still just a “pup”...
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Trinity Public Utility District Proposes Massive Clearcuts in Name of Wildfire Safety

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By Kimberly Baker, EPIC Public Lands Advocate and Matt Simmons, EPIC   Sparsely populated Trinity County is defined by its granite peaks, national forests and wild and scenic rivers. These features make this an exceptional place...

Eye on Washington April, 2021

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by Dan Sealy, NEC Legislative analyst New Leadership  Transition for the new administration has been intentionally slowed by outgoing leadership. President Biden’s priority has been confirmation of officials in national security, economy and justice while conservation...

Mindful Mondays: Hope Punk

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Hope Punk as a Model for Climate Anxiety Resilience “Hope Punk is the idea that regardless of how wrecked something is, or how bad something might be, you just act in the right way, you...

Into the Wild 

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by Dan Sealy As a young man moving to Arcata from Oklahoma in 1970 to attend HSU, I had little-to-zero experience with the typical outdoor adventures that would be at my Redwood doorstep. Nor did...

Alliance of Mission-Based Recyclers

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by Maggie Gainer   While Zero Waste Humboldt appreciates several regional and national Zero Waste and recycling organizations, we are excited by a new coalition recently founded by four of the original pioneers of mission-driven, community-based...

Solutions Summit

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by Michael D. Pulliam REWILDING CANADIAN FARMS Topsy Farms on Amherst Island, Ontario, Canada, has rededicated an acre of their sheep pasture to the wild plants and animals that used to live there. "Rewilding" is a growing...

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...

On the Road for Climate Action- May 23

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  What: Informational Climate Change Lecture and tabling from other local environmental groups Where: Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Ln, Arcata, CA 95521 When: May 23rd, 4:30- 6:30pm On May 23rd, Friends of the Dunes and the...

Lawmakers Work to Ensure That the Next Stimulus Bill Is For The People, Not...

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Caroline Griffith Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragan (D-Calif) and 29 other House members are preparing legislation that would prevent the Trump administration from using stimulus funds to provide aid to the beleaguered fossil-fuel industry. The bill...

Nexus: No Climate Justice Without Racial Justice

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By Caroline Griffith "We know that there is no climate justice without racial justice. The exploitation of black people is the greatest extractive system of production of all time and in order to heal the...
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CNPS Happenings August 2020

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by Carol Ralphs Stay Updated: www.northcoastcnps.org  https://www.facebook.com/NorthCoastCNPS/ Join Yahoo! notification group by writing [email protected] ................................................................. Evening programs are not scheduled for June-August.  Recent programs are archived under the Education tab on our website.  For amazing photos of caterpillars and to...

Keep Bulldozers Out of the Wilderness: An Open Letter

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From a letter submitted to North Coast Water Board and Forest Service Officials You are receiving this notice of complaint because you are either responsible for signing off on all Red Fire suppression actions (Supervisor...

Nexus: What Matters to Me More Than Anything Else?

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Nerissa Moran What matters to me more than anything else? Leaving a habitable, sustainable world for my granddaughter. So I compost. Install solar panels. Charge my car with those solar panels. Buy locally-grown food and plant...

Beating the Winter Blues

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Brittney Morettini It’s December, and the first day of winter is right around the corner. Our daylight hours are getting less and less by the week, and many of us are feeling this change in...

Humboldt Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo): Charged with Regional Preservation of Open Space &...

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By Ali Ong Lee   International news has been featuring Brexit, the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union that draws more distinct lines at its borders.  National news has been featuring controversial politics, policies, and...

Get On Board for the Climate- New HWMA Director Will Need Climate Champion Stripes

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by Martha Walden for the What Now Coalition   California is cracking down on methane, a greenhouse gas that traps eighty times more heat than carbon dioxide. Any organic matter that rots under anaerobic conditions --...

Volunteer Spotlight: NEC Intern, Anneke Fischle

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  What inspires you to volunteer your time? While I was in college, I discovered the impacts marine debris has on the ocean, sea life, and beach communities. I specifically found it shocking that the Great...

Introducing the Marine Debris Identification Guide

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By Ivy Munnerlyn   If you’ve ever done a beach cleanup in Humboldt County, you’ve probably run across something that makes you ask “what on Earth is this”? It’s easy to identify a plastic food wrapper...
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CNPS Happenings — August 2021

      Stay Updated: www.northcoastcnps.org  https://www.facebook.com/NorthCoastCNPS/ CNPS welcomes everyone.  No expertise required. ................................................................. Evening Programs will resume in September--we hope in-person as well as via Zoom! ................................................................................................... Field Trips Pay attention to the plants wherever your August travels take you!  ...................................................................................................................... Native Plants for Your...

Poem: Invitation to Interstellar Circus Lovers

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Invitation to Interstellar Circus Lovers by Ellen E. Taylor   The purple swamphen  charts the flow Of Taurus mountain’s melted snow Deaf to din of Shock and Awe Atop her roost of reeds and straw. Reflecting fireball and star  Euphrates flows through...

Craft for the Coast Sponsors

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Support Craft for the Coast! Our 2nd Annual Craft for the Coast Trash Art Contest is an exciting new event that engages our local community through art, upcycling, trash cleanups, and community activism. Participants will...