Mike Dronkers / Thursday, April 25 @ 10:55 a.m. / Environment
- Mad River (Blue Lake) - 9am-1pm - Mad River Alliance - meet at Stardoughs
- Klamath River - 9am - Yurok Tribe - Meet at Yurok Main Office
- North Jetty (Eureka) - 10am-1pm - Humboldt Surfrider - meet at North Jetty Parking Lot
- Sequoia Park (Eureka) - Noon-2pm - Sequoia Park Zoo - pull ivy out of the park
- Manila Beach - 9:30am-12:30pm - Friends of the Dunes - meet at Manila Community Center
- Ma-le'l Dunes - 9am- Friends of the Dunes - Trail steward workday - meet at Young Lane lot
- Palco Marsh (Eureka) - Noon-2pm - Humboldt Baykeeper - meet at the end of Del Norte Street
- Samoa Beach - 1-3pm - Northcoast Environmental Center - meet at parking lot
- Are there others?
Don't miss the afterparty at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center. The Earth Day Hoedown is from 3-7pm. Music, food, drink and great company as volunteers and community members come together at the end of a day of beach clean-up and restoration activities. Free for those who volunteer that day and $5 for the general public.
[Photo: Northcoast Environmental Center]
Cliff Berkowitz / Wednesday, April 3 @ 9:06 a.m. / Environment
Cliff talks with Michelle Forys, enviromental scientist at Patrick's Point state Park about and Earth Day Event coming up on Saturday, April 13th.
The public is invited to come out and help remove nonnative invasive plants that are chocking out the natives disrupting the food chain for the native animals.
However, the biggest problem in Patrick's Pont is the ivy that is climbing the trees and doing them harm. All volunteers will be feed lunch and will have free admittance into the park for the rest of the day. Meet between 8:45am and 9am. Call 707-677-3109.
Hank Sims / Tuesday, April 2 @ 12:52 p.m. / Environment
It's unfortunate that the videographer below lets his focus drift while he shouts obscenity-laden abuse at the CHP, but the resulting video is pretty graphic in spots, anyway. It seems that the treesit extractors fired some sort of projectiles at their quarry -- rubber bullets, says "Emerald Triangle News," but perhaps we should take that as provisional.
UPDATE, 6:05 p.m: Caltrans sends in the following response:
Caltrans #1 goal is to ensure the safety of everyone in the Willits Bypass construction area. These protestors sitting in trees were formally notified more than a week ago that they were trespassing and given ample time to voluntarily leave without arrest. We have worked around them, safely removing as many trees as we could, but at this time these protestors needed to be removed so we can safely continue with our work.
This project was developed with public input and following all State and Federal laws. We stand behind this project which will improve interregional traffic, improve air quality, and improve fisheries and the local environment of the Little Lake Valley.
UPDATE 4/3, 3 p.m.: Well it looks like that first video was removed by its user. But the same scene documented in the lost clip plays out at about four minutes into the video below (and, actually, this newer vid is better since it chronicles more of the buildup.) -AG