Plastic Free July at Recology – July 21

Celebrate Plastic Free July with the NEC at Recology! July 21, 10 AM - 2PM We'll be hosting zero waste/upcycling workshops and offering facility tours of Recology. Come make beeswax wraps, liquid handsoap, and t-shirt headbands...

Baker Beach BioBlitz! June 8

Join the Trinidad Coastal Land Trust, the Northcoast Environmental Center, and Humboldt Marine Protected Area Collaborative Saturday, June 8 in a smartphone-powered bioblitz of the California coast. Participants will collect data on local species...

NEC Pints for Nonprofits: June 5

  Please join us at Mad River Brewery for World Environment Day where we will celebrate with music, drinks and environmental education! $1 of every MRBCo pint bought will go to supporting your Northcoast Environmental...

Hands Across the Sand – May 18

JOIN HANDS in opposition to new offshore oil and gas drilling in the Pacific Ocean! When: Saturday May 18th 11:30pm - 12:30pm Where: Moonstone Beach Who: Anyone and everyone who loves the ocean and coast! On May 18th...

Artists Wanted! Poster Design Contest for Coastal Cleanup Day

We are inviting artists to submit up to THREE full color design sized to be reproduced within the space of a 12" wide x 12" tall poster (note: art does not need to be...

Earth Day Beach Clean- April 20

Celebrate Earth Day with the NEC by joining us for a beach clean at Mad River Beach on Saturday, April 20th from 12 pm- 2pm. All cleanup supplies will be provided for this Zero-Waste event...
Birdathon flyer 2019

5th Annual Tim McKay Memorial Birdathon – May 4-12

Fifth Annual Tim McKay Memorial Birdathon May 4 - 12, 2019 It's time for our Fifth Annual Birdathon! This fun event benefits both the NEC and the Redwood Region Audubon Society (RRAS), and is a great way...

Clam Beach Clean Up- March 30

  After numerous winter storms, our local beaches need all the help they can get. We will be meeting at the North Clam Beach Parking lot on Saturday, March 30th at 1pm. With many collaborators, we...

NEC Pints for Nonprofits- April 5

  Please join us at Arts and Drafts for a fun, creative evening of upcycling workshops, music, drinks and environmental education! $1 of every pint bought will go to supporting your Northcoast Environmental Center. Come...

Spaghetti FUN(d)Raiser – March 9

Come celebrate 40 years of the Coastal Cleanup Day with us! The Northcoast Environmental Center invites you to attend this year’s spaghetti dinner, dance and silent auction FUN(d)Raiser at Bayside Community Hall on Saturday, March...

On the Trail of Tarka Film Link – NEC Movie Night – Feb. 7

Due to a DVD compatibility issue, the film On the Trail of Tarka was not able to be shown. If you'd like to watch the film online you can find it here. ___________________________ On Thursday, February...
Underwater Parks day beach clean

January 19- Beach Clean at Samoa Beach

Looking to make a difference in your community in 2019? Join us on Underwater Parks day for a beach clean and make an impact on your community and local marine life. We will be hosting...

NEC Open House mixer – Jan. 24

*Even though Congressman Huffman has canceled his Town Hall we'll still start our Open House at 4pm.  Hope to see you there! Celebrate the successes of 2018 and look to the year ahead! Enjoy tasty treats,...

NEC @ Garden Gate for Arts Arcata Dec 14

Support the NEC and our programs at Arts! Arcata on December 14. Join us at Garden Gate for some wine, tunes and a wonderful atmosphere! Wine proceeds go towards supporting the NEC and some of...

NEC Wilderness Film Night October 25th

The Northcoast Environmental Center presents a Wilderness Film Night October 25th at the Arcata Playhouse, 6-8pm. We will be playing A Letter to Congress, Forever Wild and Forget Shorter Showers. Concessions, raffle and discussions...

Ocean Night Tonight! October 4

  This Thursday, October 4th! Come out to Ocean Night! Following the successful Coastal Cleanup Day in September, the NEC will be hosting an Ocean Night at the ATL! We will have a small presentation wrapping...

Cher-Ae Hights Casino Expansion: HARP Meeting Thursday, 9/27 6:pm Trinidad Town Hall

Humboldt Alliance for Responsible Planning is holding  a public informational meeting on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Trinidad Town Hall. Listen to recent EcoNews Report where host Jennifer Kalt interviews...
City of Eureka Candidate Forum Flyer 2018

Eureka Mayor & City Council Candidate Forum – Oct 1 (Day 2 of...

Join us to hear from the candidates for Mayor and City Council (wards 1, 3, and 5) in Eureka. Questions will be asked by the following co-sponsoring organizations: • Humboldt & Del Norte Central Labor Council •...
City of Eureka Candidate Forum Flyer 2018

Eureka Mayor & City Council Candidate Forum – Sept 30 (Day 1 of 2)

Join us to hear from the candidates for Mayor and City Council (wards 1, 3, and 5) in Eureka. Questions will be asked by the following co-sponsoring organizations: • Humboldt & Del Norte Central Labor Council •...
Official poster for the 2018 Coastal Cleanup Day, featuring art by local artist Matt Beard.

Coastal Cleanup Day – Saturday, September 15

Saturday, September 15 will mark the 39th anniversary of the Northcoast Environmental Center’s Coastal Cleanup Day (internationally, it’s the 34th anniversary). As many of our readers know, Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) got its humble...

Coastal Cleanup Day Kick Off Party – Aug 30

Thursday, August 30th from 5pm-8pm join the NEC as we kick off our 39th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day with a Pints for Non Profits at Lost Coast Brewery's Tap Room in Eureka! For every...

Calling All Endangered Species Advocates – submissions due Sept 12

Calling all artists! Art submissions due September 12th Help the Northcoast Environmental Center advocate for the Endangered Species Act by submitting your original art pieces of endangered species! Submissions will be presented at the North...
Arts Arcata Wine Pour. Photo Credit Matej Novak, Flickr

Wine Pour at Arts! Arcata – Sept 14

Support the NEC and our programs at Arts! Arcata on September 14 Join us at Arcata Exchange for some great tunes, a little wine, and a wonderful atmosphere! Wine proceeds go towards supporting the NEC...
Anne Maher and Madison Peters carry the NEC banner in the 2016 Parade. Photo: NEC file.

All Species Parade – Saturday, September 15

Join us on September 15 at the North Country Fair where we will be hosting our annual All Species Parade! For over 30 years, this event has celebrated the diversity of life, community, and...

Ocean Night – Aug 2

Join us for August's Ocean Night at Arcata Theatre Lounge! Doors at 6:30pm, films 7-9pm. This month we are screening: "Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction is the first feature documentary to investigate the growing...