Bay Trail Funding TOMORROW???

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Aug. 19

Cliff and Emily talk with Karen Diemer about the fact that the California Transportation Commission staff has made the recommendation that funding for the northern portion of the Bay Trail be funded from the Arcata Skate Park all the way to Bracut Center. The vote will take place tomorrow. If this goes through, it bodes well for future funding for the entire project.

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Turns Out We Were Wrong About Stormwater

Coastal Currents / Wednesday, Aug. 13

Justin Boyes and Jessica Hall explain why keeping rainwater runoff close to where it fell is a win/win for builders and bees.

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Arcata Ridge Trail Plus

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Aug. 12

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.

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Throw Some Statues In The Ocean And See What Happens

Coastal Currents / Wednesday, Aug. 6

Marcy Cravat, director of Angel Azul, joined Jen & Mike to talk about her stunning documentary.

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Baykeeper's Bay Explorations

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Aug. 5

Cliff and Emily talk with Jasmin Sequra about "Baykeeper's Bay Explorations" exploring Humboldt Bay on boats, kayaks and from trails. More info at humboldtbaykeeper.org

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SD Coast Rail Trail & Red Shoulders

Happy Trails / Tuesday, July 22

Cliff and Emily talk with Chris Carterette of the San Diego Association of Governments about the Coast Rail Trail, funding and other projects in their community. Carterette also used to be the City Planner for Fort Bragg and compares trails work in Northern vs Southern California. We also discuss the current repaving project on the Safety Corridor between Eureka and Arcata in which the shoulders are being laid down with a brick red pigmentation.

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Trails In Trinidad

Happy Trails / Tuesday, July 15

This morning Emily and I spoke with Don Allan of the Trinidad Coastal Land Trust about trails in the Trinidad area, the Little River Trail and where we stand with this uncontested project.

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Free Boat Rides, Because the NEC Is Buying

Coastal Currents / Friday, July 11

Jasmin Segura of the NEC/Baykeeper wants to get you on a motorboat or kayak or whatever. Who cares. It's free! Guest host Dan Ehresman presides.

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Lemon Lemon Cherry

Live at KHUM / Friday, July 11

Chris and Anwyn of Lemon Lemon Cherry make good on their threat to play trad-jazz on the air.

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A Talk With Aaron Antrim

Happy Trails / Tuesday, July 1

This morning Emily and I spoke with Aaron Antrim of Trillium Solutions. Aaron used to live in Humboldt County, attended HSU and helped found Greenwheels. Aaron was instrumental in creating the JackPass program which allows HSU students to travel on HTA buses for free (paid for through a portion of student fees). Now Aaron runs Trillium Transit Solutions which works with transit agencies across the country and the world to make public transportation more efficient and easier for all people to use in both rural and urban areas.

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Closer And Closer To A Bay Trail!

Happy Trails / Tuesday, June 24

Cliff and Emily talk with Miles Slattery, City of Eureka Parks and Recreation director about the Eureka Waterfront trail. Where we are, the next three phases of the trail and potential funding that could complete the trail around the city by 2016. They will find out about the funding in August. Wish them (and us) luck! We also discussed all phases of the Bay Trail, and slough crossing options.

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Lacks Creek, McKay Tract, Bay Trail & More

Happy Trails / Tuesday, June 17

This morning I spoke with Dave Hayse of the Humboldt Trails Council about progress on the Lacks Creek Trail project. We also talked about the McKay Tract and the first phase of the McKay Community Forest. This weekend at the Humboldt Made Fair at Redwood Acres will be a great place to find out more. The Bay Trail and Hammond Trail were also on the agenda.

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Safe Routs To School

Happy Trails / Tuesday, June 10

Cliff talks with Jenny Weiss of RCAA and Melanie Williams, Active Transportation Expert. We talked about safe Routes to School, some of our successes and future plans, how getting to school is getting safer and easier and some tips on getting out and doing family riding this summer. Also discussed was a volunteer crossing guard program in Eureka.

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These Bay Swimmers Sound Totally Sane

Coastal Currents / Wednesday, June 4

Today's Coastal Currents topic is the Humboldt Bay Critter Crawl, a 4.5-mile swim from the Coast Guard Station to Woodley Island Marina on July 13. We'll check in with Taylor Daniels and Sarah Green, swimmers and co-organizers for the event.

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"A Cow Crossing The Sahara"

Coastal Currents / Wednesday, May 21

Dr. John Chapman is a rare bird: he's a scientist BUT he's a good communicator. He was also magnificently wrong about boat-bound critters surviving the quake-induced voyage from Japan to North America. These stray craft and their accidental passengers, pulled out to sea by the tsunami, are landing on North American shores at the rate of almost one a day. But now what? Chapman explains.

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