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Trash Craft Night April 2024

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Trash Craft Night When: Tuesday, April 23, 6-8 p.m. Where: NEC Office, 415 I St, Arcata Tired of getting that tire splash in the rain? Join us for an evening of collaborative DIY bike fender making! We’ve...

Upcycled Messages for the Earth Through Printmaking

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Upcycled Messages for the Earth Through Printmaking When: Monday, April 22, 2-5 p.m. Where: Redwood Roots Farm Cooperative, 45 Fellowship Way, Bayside Free event! Printmaking can be a tool used in any campaign including for environmental advocacy. In...

Celebrate Earth Day Bike Ride

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Celebrate Earth day with a Bike Ride! When: Sunday, April 21, 12 p.m. Where: Moon Cycles, 1905 Alliance Road Native nature appreciation, bike maintenance, and food!  

Earth Day Festival

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Earth Day Festival! When: Sunday, April 21, 1-7 p.m. Where: Pierson Park, McKinleyville Celebrate Earth Day with a lineup of live music, performances, workshops, activist trainings, food, tabling, booths, fun for kids, a bouncy house, and more!

Double Film Screening

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Double Film Screening When: Saturday, April 13, 2-5 p.m. Where: Arcata Playhouse, 1251 9th Street $5-$20 Suggested Donation Film One:'A'-t'i Xwee-ghayt-nish, Still, We Live On The tolowa dee-ni’ continue the journey of rebuilding their language, which lies at the...

Trash Craft Night March 2024

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Trash Craft Night! Help us make NEC buttons for Earth Day! When: March 19, 6-8pm Where: NEC Office 415 I St, Arcata What: Turn Trash into Art and hep us make NEC buttons for Earth Day! We have button...

Coastal Cleanup Month 2023 Recap

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  2023 Marked the NEC’s 44th year of Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) activities.                                      Since the pandemic the NEC has expanded coastal cleanup...

Humboldt Honey

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40 Years of Counter Culture and Rebellion! It's been 40-years since the iconic Humboldt Honey poster’s first publishing in 1983. Since that time, creator Ingrid Hart has never marketed or merchandised the Humboldt Honey,...

Bilingual Birding Bike Ride

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Why Is It So Hard To Get Around Without A Car?

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This is a series of articles written by Colin Fiske of CRTP about the history of how American communities were designed for cars. These articles describe the origins of traffic laws, the criminalization of...

Farewell Ivy!

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A huge thanks to Ivy Munnerlyn, the NEC's Coastal Programs Coordinator for the last two years! You were such an amazing part of our team. Best of luck on your next endeavors. "For 50 years,...

Hiring: Coastal Programs Coordinator

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Coastal Programs Coordinator Are you passionate about ocean health and trash issues? The Northcoast Env. Center is seeking someone who enjoys coordinating volunteers, engaging with local policy, and is knowledgable about citizen science. 20 hours/week...

Winter Giving 2022

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Dear Friend of the Northcoast Environmental Center, As we near the close of another year, we want to thank you for your ongoing support of the work we are doing at the NEC and for...

Creature Feature: Gray Buckeye

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The Gray Buckeye butterfly (Junonia grisea) is a common sight in meadows, on dirt roads, and around stream beds on the north coast. In the language of the Tolow Dee-ni' Nation, ch'vsh-k'i means "butterfly"....

Mindful Monday: The Blackened Shoreline

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“And I would travel with you 
to the places of our shame The hills stripped of trees, the marshes grasses s
oil-slicked, steeped in sewage; The blackened shoreline, the chemical-poisoned water; I would stand with you in the...

Creature Feature: Cedar Waxwing

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Cedar Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) are year-round residents in Humboldt county. Their distinctive black mask and yellow tail tips make them easy to identify. Waxwings are social birds, and can often be found foraging for berries...

Mindful Monday: Indigenous Peoples Day

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Happy Indigenous Peoples Day Let’s get right to it - the best thing you can do today to celebrate the folks whose land you’re living on is by taking actions that rematriate the land to...

Creature Feature: Sea Palm

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Sea Palm (Postelsia palmaeformis) is a type of kelp native to the Pacific coast of North America. Sea palms like to grow on rocky outcroppings, where they are constantly pummeled by waves. Their strong "stipe"...

Mindful Monday: The World Unconscious

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“The idea that all phenomena in the world possess subjective inner natures must be distinguished from the egocentric concepts of anthropomorphism (attributing human qualities to nonhuman forms of life), animism (humans attributing living soul...

Creature Feature: Douglas Fir

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The Douglas fir is an evergreen tree native to the Pacific Northwest in North America. The fir's native range consists of the coastlines of British Columbia to Northern California. The Douglas Fir can range from...

Mindful Monday: Animism

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“Even apart from issues of justice, some will see an immediate psychological obstacle to such a dialogue between the traditional and the modern. It has to do with the contrasting worldviews that divide the...

Compassionate Cleanups

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The NEC sees litter cleanups as a tool to stem the flow of trash that ends up in our waterways, but also as a way to gather data about where littler is coming from...

Creature Feature: American Dipper

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Dippers, or "water ouzels" are the only aquatic songbirds in North America. They forage for microorganisms in streams and rivers by walking under the water. Dippers have evolved features to help them survive in the...

Change 4 Change: Sept. 11-17

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This week we'll be tabling at Eureka Natural Foods (ENF) for their Change 4 Change fundraiser! If you round-up your purchase from September 11 - 17 at the Eureka or McKinleyville ENF stores that...

Creature Feature: Marsh Wren

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The Marsh Wren is a small songbird native to North America. The year-round habitat range of the Marsh Wren consists of the southern coasts of British Columbia to the coasts of Central California. With a...