Mike Dronkers / Wednesday, Aug. 13 @ 12:32 p.m. /
Justin Boyd with the City of Eureka and Jessica Hall with GHD (and former Coastal Currents producer and co-host) know about runoff.
Starting next summer, new construction in Eureka will include elements of what's called Low Impact Development. It's looking pretty great. Cleaner water, less pavement, more greenery, higherp property values, and potentially cheaper construction costs.
Over the past decade, Low Impact Development (LID) has emerged as an innovative stormwater management approach with a basic principle that is modeled after nature: manage rainfall at the source using uniformly distributed decentralized micro-scale controls.
Portland has been on LID for a while now:
Low Impact Development (LID) is an inexpensive, simple approach to protecting water quality. The basic strategy is to conserve beneficial natural features of a site, its "green infrastructure," by avoiding unnecessary paving, grading, and soil compaction. LID often reduces the cost of development and maintenance.
- Key components of LID are:
- Minimize impervious surfaces, such as driveways, roofs, concrete pads, and compacted earth.
- Avoid soil disturbance and compaction.
- Protect and expand native vegetation.
- Minimize site clearing.
- Avoid direct connections between impervious area drainage and streams or storm drains.
Parc Güell is an example of Low Impact Development.
Mike Dronkers / Wednesday, Aug. 13 @ 11:30 a.m. / Klamath
Mike Dronkers / Wednesday, Aug. 13 @ 10:30 a.m. /
Larry Trask / Tuesday, Aug. 12 @ 1:10 p.m. / Cocktail
Due to an unfortunate episode when I was in high school, I don't drink a lot of rum drinks. But that's my loss, especially in the summer because keeping several varieties of rum in your liquor cabinet opens up a world of tropical drink capabilities. Today we're featuring a delightful summer cocktail that uses spiced rum and coffee liquor for a delicious cocktail
1 oz. Captain Morgan® Original Spiced Rum
0.5 oz.coffee liqueur
5 oz. cola
- In an ice filled collins or rocks glass combine all the ingredients.
- Stir to blend.
- Garnish with a lime wheel and/or cinnamon stick.
Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, Aug. 12 @ 8:42 a.m. / Trails
Emly and Cliff talk with Mark Andre about the Arcata Ridge trail, and the fact that it is close to completion. We explore what is left and the long journey and the process it took to get there. This trail was done mostly with support from community efforts and not public funding.
Cliff Berkowitz / Friday, Aug. 8 @ 9:36 a.m. / Animals
This morning I spoke with Tammy Falor who volunteers with the Humboldt County Animal Shelter. There have a flood of new dogs at the Animal Shelter has caused an over-crowded situation. There are many wonderful dogs ready to be adopted. There are also several that need some medical attention. The shelter will take care of that, but then those dogs will need to fostered. Fostering a dog is a great chance to test drive a pooch to see if you are a good match. Go to the Humboldt County Animal Shelter in McKinleyville to see them in person. You can also go to petharbor.com or Facebook or one of the many rescue groups in our area.
Cliff Berkowitz / Thursday, Aug. 7 @ 8:47 a.m. / Event
This morning I spoke with Mona Daily about the Stand Down Dinner & Auction coming up next Thursday, August 14th, 6pm at the Saphir Palace at Blue Lake Casino. This is the big fundraiser for North Coast Stand Down which will take place in October in Ferndale at the Fairgrounds providing services to veterans over a 3 day period.
This year's auction will have hundreds of incredible items available at the silent auction. About 6 high end items will be auctioned off live including a autographed photograph of Robin Williams as DJ Adrian Cronauer, featured in "Good Morning Vietnam" pictured above.
There will be music provided by Swing Set with Donna Landry, a no host bar at 6pm, dinner at 7pm. Amy and I will MC the evening.