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CNPS Happenings — Oct. 2021

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Stay Updated: www.northcoastcnps.org  https://www.facebook.com/NorthCoastCNPS/ CNPS welcomes everyone.  No expertise required. ................................................................. Evening Program   October 13, Wednesday. 7:30 p.m.  "Marvelous Mycoheterotrophs: The Beauty and Science of Floral-Fungal Freeloaders."  If you've ever been fascinated by a waxy, alien looking plant, you may...
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Celebrating Another Successful Bay Tour Season 

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By Jasmin Segura, Humboldt Baykeeper Bay Tours Coordinator As Bay Tours Coordinator, I have the privilege, through a grant from the California Coastal Conservancy, to play host to many members of our fine community by...

Forest Defense: A North Coast Tradition

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by Ellen E. Taylor Twenty-five years ago, Darryl Cherney remarked that he expected tree-sitting to become a national pastime. From his high perch in a fragment of the decimated coastal forests of the California northcoast,...
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Klamath Salmon in Peril:  State Water Board Poised to Curtail Irrigation in the...

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  By Felice Pace The Shasta and Scott Watersheds once produced the largest  number of salmon in the entire Klamath River Basin. The Shasta was particularly fine for Spring Chinook Salmon and the small streams and beaver...
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CAL FIRE Shirks Responsibilities by Delaying Surveys

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By Matt Simmons, EPIC Legal Fellow EPIC has noticed a disturbing trend in California’s private timber regulatory scheme. CAL FIRE has been approving timber harvest plans (THPs) prior to conducting necessary biological surveys for endangered,...

The End of the Line: A Spur Track to Nowhere

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By Caroline Griffith Here we go again. A Sept. 2 article in Lost Coast Outpost left many north coast residents wondering if they had been magically transported back to yesteryear: a shadowy LLC based in...

Letter to EcoNews: Police Reform and the Environment

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Police Reform and the Environment I recently read an interesting opinion piece in EcoNews from Matt Simmons, (Redwood Coalition for Climate and Environmental Responsibility), titled “The Link Between the Environment and Police Reform”.  It was...

Letter to EcoNews: Difficult Decisions

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Greetings Editor, As someone working in the grocery industry for over 25 years, ranging from working at tiny independent natural food stores and cooperatives to representing unionized grocery workers in both natural food cooperatives and...

OpEd: Distributed Solar Deserves a Closer Look

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by Ken Miller   Amidst the largely uncritical celebration of offshore wind (EcoNews, 9/21), Widespread Distributed Solar Photovoltaics (WDS) deserves an accurate representation.  WDS produces electricity from solar panels installed on the built environment where impacts have...

News From the Center

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by Larry Glass and Carrie Tully The staff here at the NEC couldn’t be happier about the way Coastal Cleanup Month went! With transitioning from a one-day mega event, to a month-long series of cleanups,...

Coastal Cleanup Month Week 1 Prize Basket

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Welcome to Coastal Cleanup Month! Our first cleanup is this Saturday at 11am at the Eureka Public Marina! Sign up at www.yournec.org/coastalcleanupmonth. All volunteers are entered to win a weekly prize basket!

Work Study: Office & Event Support

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Work Schedule: Flexible, must be available during some weekday hours for regularly scheduled meetings, and completing office-related tasks. Hours per Month: 20 hours per month Wage/Salary: $13.00 Wage/Salary Type: Hourly Employment Start Date: Negotiable Employment End Date: Last day of Work Study (December 22, 2021) POSITION...

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...

Participate in the Regional Transportation Plan Update and Help Move Transportation Priorities Forward

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 press release    The way we choose to move ourselves through the community can have major impacts on the local economy, public health and our environment. That is why the Humboldt County Association of Governments (HCAOG),...

Solutions Summit

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  Michael D. Pulliam MAINE TAXES PLASTIC PRODUCERS In July 2021, Maine became the first U.S. state to officially hold corporations fiscally responsible for their own plastic waste. A new state law in Maine instituted what is essentially...

Sequestration Is Where It’s At

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by Martha Walden for 11th Hour   We live with awesome forces of nature here in Humboldt County. Ocean, wind, and forest are wild, but they also have potential for stabilizing the climate. Ocean and wind...

Join Friends of the Dunes for Dune Ecosystem Restoration Team (DERT) Summer Nights

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Friends of the Dunes Relax and restore with the Dune Ecosystem Restoration Team (DERT) at the new DERT Summer Nights program, happening on the first Friday of every month from 5 to7 p.m. at the...

Eye on Washington: September 2021

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by Dan Sealy, Legislative Analyst    Recess is Over Congress took most of August and the first week of September off to return to their districts, meet with constituents and fundraise for the upcoming 2022 elections. (Yes,...

An NEC Remembrance…

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by Tom Leskiw Summer 1978 found me working as a hydrologic technician in Hayfork for the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. My primary duty was to walk streams and characterize their attributes that included gradient, total discharge...

Public Demands Logging Moratorium in Jackson State Forest

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Youth Lead March to CalFire Meeting Ft. Bragg -- Elders Disrupt, Shut It Down  press release from Redwood Nation Earth First! and Mama Tree Network    Ft. Bragg CA – Led by local youth, demonstrators carrying signs...

The Link Between The Environment and Police Reform

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by Matt Simmons, Redwood Coalition for Climate and Environmental Responsibility The Redwood Coalition for Climate and Environmental Responsibility (RCCER) calls for the establishment of a Citizens Law Enforcement Review Board. While RCCER is an organization...

How Can We Fix Our Recycling System? The Recycling Commission Has Some Suggestions

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by Caroline Griffith California has some of the most ambitious recycling and waste-reduction goals in the country, and by and large, Californians support these goals and want to see them implemented so we can reduce...

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...

Pressure for Truth in Packaging Over False Recycling and Composting Claims

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by Maggie Gainer, Zero Waste Humboldt   As consumers become more aware of the constant growth of single use plastics in the worldwide marketplace and the significant role that plastic production and disposal play in global...

CRTP: Let’s Build Homes for People, Not Cars

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by Colin Fiske Nobody knows how many parking spaces there are on the North Coast, but it’s a good bet that there are a lot of them. It’s been estimated that there are up to...