February 2021 EcoNews

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Soil Science Crossword

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Across Cropland left idle in order to restore productivity through accumulation of moisture The relative proportions of sand, silt, and clay particles in...

News From the Center

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by Larry Glass and Carrie Tully As we begin to celebrate our 50th anniversary here at the Northcoast Environmental Center, I am remembering my own...

The NEC at 50: A Half Century of Defending the Planet

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By Wesley Chesbro      On April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day was celebrated in Humboldt County with an Earth Fair held in Eureka. Concerned citizens...

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...

Behind the Scenes at the NEC

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Meet the minds and faces behind the NEC and learn what we've been up to. Chelsea Pulliam, the NEC’s Outreach Coordinator and EcoNews Graphic Designer...

Will the Site of the Ill-Fated Marina Center Finally Be Cleaned Up? Maybe

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by Caroline Griffith The City of Eureka has received a $300,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to assess Brownfield properties around the city, with...

Explore the Bay with Canvas + Clay

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by Jasmin Segura, Bay Tours Coordinator For several years, we have partnered with various groups to provide safe and educational tours of Humboldt Bay via...
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Red Flags for Greenwashing

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Margaret Gainer, President, Zero Waste Humboldt Board of Directors This year, Zero Waste Humboldt public education will emphasize the mindfulness needed to be a conscious...
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CNPS Happenings — February 2021

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Stay Updated: www.northcoastcnps.org  https://www.facebook.com/NorthCoastCNPS/ CNPS welcomes anyone interested in native plants to join our events.  No expertise required. ................................................................. Evening Program February 10, Wednesday. 7:00 p.m. "Forest Highway 1: Flowers,...

A Bittersweet Farewell

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by Casey Cruikshank After nearly three years at the Northcoast Environmental Center, I am making a very bittersweet farewell. The NEC provided an incredible space...

Del Norte Coastal Cleanup Recovers Over 2 Tons of Trash

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(from our friends at the Smith River Alliance) Fall Coastal Cleanup recovers over 2 tons of trash December Smith River NRA Cleanup recovers 900 lbs.   The Smith...
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The Northern Spotted Owl is in an “Extinction Vortex” And the U.S. Fish...

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by Tom Wheeler, Executive Director, EPIC   The northern spotted owl, the most iconic species of the struggle to protect the West’s temperate forests, has entered...

A Second Chance for Eel River Salmon and Steelhead?

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by Victoria Brandon, Sierra Chapter Redwood Chapter, Chair   For many years Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has operated the “Potter Valley Project,” a hydroelectric facility...

Kin to the Earth: Susan Masten

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by Geneva Wiki Susan Masten is known to many people by many titles: Former Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of the Yurok Tribe; Past-President of the National...

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...

From Protest to Citizen Science, Rainbow Ridge Conservation Takes Many Forms

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by Caroline Griffith   On December 15, Humboldt Superior Court dismissed charges against four elderly Mattole residents, Jane Lapiner, David Simpson, Ellen Taylor and Michael Evenson...

The Intersection of Capitalism, Ecological Destruction, and Art: An invitation to Artists Dismantling Capitalism 

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By Guest Author, Hayley Connors-Keith   Think of a box with unrecyclable materials that won’t decompose effectively in the environment. Let’s say capitalism is that box...

Eye On Washington: February 2021

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by Kennth Mort, 2020-21 NEC Environmental Policy Intern Sedition Watching the events unfold at the United States capital on January 6 was surreal to say the...

Insurrection and White Privilege

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by Dan Sealy I live part-time  in the Washington D.C. Metro area. I’ve learned that increased helicopter activity over our home typically is bad news....

‘How We Win’: The Social Change Playbook

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  Michael D. Pulliam     Whether we are looking to alter a policy at the local transit agency or overthrow a violent dictator, George Lakey's 'How We...

Get On Board for the Climate: Can We Stop Worrying Yet?

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by Martha Walden for 350 Humboldt   The huge federal spending bill that was passed during the hectic last days of 2020 included an unexpected breakthrough...

Short Bits of Interest and Positivity

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by Michael Pullium HISTORIC REPRESENTATION IN WASHINGTON In the December issue of EcoNews, we noted that progressives were calling upon the incoming Biden administration to name...