Bag Ban Might Actually Happen

Coastal Currents / Wednesday, Sept. 3

Surfrider's legal director Angela Howe discusses how, seemingly suddenly, California is on the cusp of landmark antiwaste legislation.


Sustainability at HSU

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Sept. 2

Cliff and Emily talk with TC Comet of the HSU Sustainability Office about a couple of innovative programs they have implemented. Zipcar is a short-term car rental program. Zimride, now in it's second year of existence is a student ridesharing program where students can post their availability with a car or desire for a ride.


Funding Funding Funding! Plus Maureen McGarry and RSVP

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Aug. 26

Emily and I talk about the transportation funding that was just announced to go to the Humboldt Bay Trail, Eureka Waterfront Trail and others including additional funding for more safe routes to school projects. Also Maureen McGarry talks about the R.S.V.P. program, volunteering and trail steward opportunities.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.