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CNPS Happenings: September 2021

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Stay Updated: www.northcoastcnps.org  https://www.facebook.com/NorthCoastCNPS/ CNPS welcomes everyone.  No expertise required. ................................................................. Evening Program   September 8, Wednesday.  7:30 p.m. "An exploration of Coastal Plant Communities and the Journey to Heal Them at Seawood Cape Preserve''.  Join reserve steward Jessie Bunkley for...
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EPIC: Honoring Priscilla Hunter and Polly Girvin with the Sempervirens Lifetime Achievement Award

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by Matt Simmons, EPIC Legal Fellow  At this year’s Fall Celebration, EPIC will be honoring Priscilla Hunter and Polly Girvin with the Sempervirens Lifetime Achievement Award. Priscilla and Polly are longtime Tribal and environmental advocates...

Difficult Decisions: Shopping Ethically Within Your Budget  

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By Rose Brazil Few with Dan Sealy So, you want to buy food using your ethical beliefs: locally produced, organic, no plastic packaging, fair employment, vegan. That is a lot to pack into a trip...

Industrial Timber Production Increases Fire Severity Risk (And Other Things That the Gov’t Doesn’t Want...

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By Tom Wheeler   Fire severity—how impactful a fire is to the natural environment—escapes easy explanation.  There is no one thing that determines fire severity, rather a variety of factors influence it. But looking across millions...

La ciudad de Eureka busca permitir que las aguas residuales permanezcan en la bahía...

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Presione soltar por Surfrider Foundation y Humboldt Baykeeper EUREKA, California - Surfrider Foundation, Humboldt Baykeeper y el Centro de Información de Protección Ambiental (EPIC) están pidiendo a la ciudad de Eureka que solucione un problema...

City of Eureka Seeks to Allow Sewage to Stay in Humboldt Bay 

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Press Release from Surfrider Foundation and Humboldt Baykeeper    EUREKA, Calif – Surfrider Foundation, Humboldt Baykeeper and the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC) are calling for the City of Eureka to fix an ongoing sewage problem...

Renewable Energy in Humboldt: What Next?

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By Caroline Griffith On August 9 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a harrowing report about the progression of human-caused climate change. According to the 195-member international expert panel, unless there are immediate...

Celebrate Coastal Cleanup Month with the NEC

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by Ivy Munnerlyn, Coastal Programs Coordinator Happy September! Coastal Cleanup Month has arrived, and with it plenty of opportunities to get outdoors and help keep Humboldt’s beaches and waterways free of litter. This year, we’re...

Dear EcoNews

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EcoNews has recently received multiple inquiries from concerned citizens about pesticide use in their neighborhoods. We turned to Patty Clary, Executive Director of Californians for Alternatives to Toxics (CATS) for advice.   Dear EcoNews, My garden in...

Craft for the Coast Trash Art Contest Winners

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What is Craft for the Coast? Craft for the Coast was the NEC's first annual trash art contest. This event strives to bring awareness to marine debris issues and give litter a new life. By...

News From the Center

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by Larry Glass and Carrie Tully   Cancellation of the 50th Anniversary Celebration We had our 50th Anniversary Celebration fully planned for August. We had it all figured out; a perfect location, awesome food, and a great...

Thanks to our Coastal Cleanup Month Sponsors!

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We want to give a HUGE thanks to the generous sponsors of Coastal Cleanup Month 2021! We couldn't put on this amazing event without the generosity and kindness of our amazing local businesses. Thank...

Solutions Summit

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by Michael D. Pulliam HSU'S COMMERCIAL SEAWEED FARM Humboldt Bay is host to California's first commercially-approved seaweed farm, thanks to a partnership between Humboldt State University and environmental nonprofit GreenWave. Pioneering solutions to numerous challenges in...

Get On Board For The Climate: Proceeding with Caution

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by Martha Walden for 350 Humboldt   Like everything else, aquaculture has its benefits and drawbacks. At a time when fisheries are collapsing around the world due to pressures on their wild stock, the ability to...

Eye on Washington August 2021

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by Dan Sealy For 50 years, EcoNews Documents That Change Is Slow Readers of the early EcoNews might be surprised and somewhat baffled that many, if not most, of the same topics of interest captured in...

Book Review: Working Together on Working Together, The ‘Prosocial’ Method for Building Cooperative Groups

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By Michael D. Pulliam   Why do people cooperate together? How can you help a group you care about to function well instead of stalling out to disengagement? How can our society cultivate more supergroups like...

Get Ready for Coastal Cleanup Month 2021!

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by Ivy Munnerlyn, Coastal Programs Coordinator   Well, folks...it’s that time of year again! At the NEC, August means one thing: Coastal Cleanup Day is right around the corner! After a challenging year, we couldn’t be...

Nexus: Food Holds the Power to Harm or Heal

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by Tamara McFarland, Cooperation Humboldt Food holds power. The power to heal or to harm. To connect or to divide. To restore or to exploit. With every bite we take, we register a tiny vote...
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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...
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Summertime and the Living’s Easy without Plastic

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  By Jess Barger, ZWH Projects Manager   You may be familiar with the statistic that about 10% of plastic waste generated in the U.S. every year is recycled. One type of plastic waste that continues to...
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War on Wild Horses on Northeast California’s Devil’s Garden Plateau 

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by Felice Pace, Redwood Chapter Grazing Chair    Over recent decades the number of reporters and editors delivering news to Americans has declined sharply. Staff no longer have time to fact check claims made by spokespersons...
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Clam Beach Pollution Mystery Solved?

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  Jennifer Kalt, Director   Last month, Clam Beach landed on Heal the Bay's “Beach Bummer” list of California's most polluted beaches yet again, getting an 'F' for water quality on the 2020-21 Beach Report Card. This is...
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Does Forest Service have an Obligation to Clean Up Hazardous Waste?

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New Lawsuit Launched Seeks to Compel Remediation of Public Land EPIC—together with our allies at the Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, Californians for Alternatives to Toxics, Northcoast Environmental Center, and Safe Alternatives for our Forest Environment—filed a...

La persistencia, convicción y ciencia ciudadana logran una victoria para el Chinook de Primavera

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Por Caroline Griffith Traducción por Johanna Rivera El miércoles 16 de junio, la Comisión de Pesca y Caza de California votó a favor de incluir el salmón Chinook de Primavera de Klamath en la lista de...

Persistence, Conviction and Citizen Science Lead to a Win for Spring Chinook

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By Caroline Griffith  On Wednesday, June 16, the California Fish and Game Commission voted to list Klamath spring Chinook salmon as threatened under the California Endangered Species Act. The listing came in response to a...