Gallery: Earth Day Cleanups

Mike Dronkers / Sunday, April 21, 2013 @ 12:36 p.m. / :), Community, Environment, KHUM

Humboldt Baykeeper's volunteers, along with the New Directions team, cleaned up western Eureka's marshland. Organizer John Shelter told KHUM that eight or nine homeless people had volunteered to help clean. [Photo: Humboldt Baykeeper]

According to Mad River Alliance's Dave Feral, over 70 volunteers turn out to clean up the river that Arcata, McKinleyville, and Eureka drink from. The group's Facebook Page says that over 150 tires were recovered. [Photos: Mad River Alliance]Volunteers helped rip out ivy and other invasive flora from Sequoia Park in Eureka. [Photo: Lost Coast Outpost]

Humboldt Surfrider, in conjunction with Humboldt Green Week events, scooped up several truckloads of garbage off the North Jetty beach and surrounding areas. [Photos: Lost Coast Outpost]

Also in action yesterday: Friends of the Dunes, Northcoast Environmental Center, Yurok Tribe and others. The community afterparty at the Humboldt Coastal Nature center was packed, with Gunsafe and Striped Pig Stringband [pictured] providing the Earth Day Olde Time Hoedown soundtrack. [Photo: Lost Coast Outpost]