The Great Shasta Rail Trail
Happy Trails / Tuesday, Sept. 29
This morning Emily and I spoke with April Gray, President of the Great Shasta Rail Trail Association and Ben Miles, Board member and Treasurer of said organization. This is a rails to trails project that has been in the works for the past 10 years between the towns of McCloud and Burney. This is a 50+ mile span. Just recently about 35 miles of this rail trail has opened to the public.
September 23 Coastal Currents
Coastal Currents / Thursday, Sept. 24
Delia and Larry speak with Dr. Brian Tissot, Director of the HSU marine lab regarding the lab's mission and accomplishments over a 50-year period.
Explore The Coast!
Happy Trails / Tuesday, Sept. 22
This morning Emily and I spoke with Denise Newman, Senior Planner with NRS and RCAA about the 2nd annual Explore the Coast event taking place on the Hikshari Trail on Sunday September 27th.
September 16 Coastal Currents
Coastal Currents / Thursday, Sept. 17
Jennifer Savage, Delia Bense-Kang, and Larry talk with Beth Frink regarding the Wine By The Sea event.
Cooper Gulch, Lacks Creek & ENF Waterfront Run & Walk
Happy Trails / Tuesday, Sept. 15
This morning I spoke with Dave Hayes, President of the Board of Humboldt Trails Council. We spoke of activities going on at Cooper Gulch in Eureka, also the new beginner mountain bike track at up at Lacks Creek and the plans for developing the full property with a 15 mile mountain bike trail. We also talked about the Eureka Natural Foods Waterfront Run and Walk coming up on the 27th.
Art Reeve - Dows Prairie School Trail
Happy Trails / Tuesday, Sept. 8
This morning Emily and I spoke with Art Reeve, Deputy Director of Humboldt County Public Works about the new Dows Prairie School Trail and the process that led to it. Also new 15 mph school zone speed limits are discussed.
Coastal Currents: The Problem With Microbeads
Coastal Currents / Thursday, Sept. 3
Jen Savage and Larry discuss the problems associated with microbeads that are found in some beauty and personal care products.
Mary Burke - CalTrout & Friends of the Arcata Marsh
Happy Trails / Tuesday, Aug. 25
This morning Emily and I spoke with Mary Burke of CalTrout and Friends of the Arcata Marsh. We looked at the School Road Trail in McKinleyville and how restoration and public access don't have to be on opposite ends of the spectrum.
August 19 Coastal Currents
Coastal Currents / Thursday, Aug. 20
Jen and Larry talk with Tibora Girczyc-Blum about upcoming Scrap Humboldt event.
August 12 Coastal Currents
Coastal Currents / Friday, Aug. 14
Jen and Larry talk to BayKeeper's Jen Kalt about decommissioning the former nuclear power plant.
Coastal Currents: Pelicans and Documentaries
Coastal Currents / Thursday, Aug. 6
Jen and Larry are joined by Monte Merrick of Humboldt Wildlife Care Center and Bird Ally X, and they discuss, among other topics, the documentary "Pelican Dreams"
Eureka Waterfront Design Charrette & Trails Update
Happy Trails / Tuesday, Aug. 4
This morning Emily gave an update on the Eureka Waterfront design charrette dealing with public space and walkability in Eureka. We also looked at the Bay Trail and the fact that Arcata is already beginning paving the most northern end. We also looked at the timeline on the Eureka Waterfront Trail and looked down the road to the day when you will be able to ride continuously from the Park and Ride at Elk River Road all the way to Arcata.
Fischer Ranch Interpretive Trail
Happy Trails / Tuesday, July 28
This morning Emily and I spoke with Greg Orsini, General Manager of the McKinleyville Community Services District about the creation of the Fischer rance Interpretive Trail and what led to its creation. We also went over the many other trails and parks managed by the CSD.
Sea Star Wasting Disease
Coastal Currents / Wednesday, July 22
Jana Hennessy, a master's student at HSU, discusses a disease afflicting west coast sea stars.
Get Out & Play
Happy Trails / Tuesday, July 21
Today Emily and I spoke with Ashley Taylor, Recreation Coordinator with the City of Eureka Parks and Recreation Department. The will be a full day of free activities for the whole family to enjoy. More info at getoutandplay.com. We also talked about the Eureka Waterfront Trail Project. This will extend what is now the Hikshari Trail fully around the city of Eureka from one end to the other on the waterfront. The projected completion date is 2018. Emily also mentioned that the upcoming Humboldt Bay Marathon is looking for volunteers.