Jen Kalt, Humboldt Baykeeper Director
From April to October, Humboldt Baykeeper offers motor boat, kayak, and walking tours of Humboldt Bay and nearby coastal areas to community groups. This year, we led eleven group tours with our partner organizations, including Centro del Pueblo; English Express, the non-profit English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) school; Black Humboldt; Betty Chinn’s Blue Angel Village; the Indian Natural Resources, Science and Engineering (INRSEP+) and Umoja Center for Pan African Student Excellence at Cal Poly Humboldt; The Studio & Canvas + Clay, an art program for adults with varying abilities; Humboldt Asian & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity; Community Access Program for Eureka; and the Humboldt County Transition-Aged Youth Collaboration.
This year’s tours were funded by the California Coastal Commission’s WHALE TAIL® Grants Program, which supports experiential education and stewardship of the California coast, and by the State Coastal Conservancy’s Explore the Coast grant program, which provides coastal experiences for people and communities who face challenges accessing or enjoying the coast.
If you know of a community organization interested in Humboldt Bay tours, please contact Jasmin Segura, Bay Tours Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.