Happy Holidays from Surfrider Humboldt! Support local!

Happy Holidays from Surfrider! We are honored to have such amazing folks working with us to do so much in our community. Next year is sure to rock as we continue riding the momentum wave of our monthly Ocean movie themed Nights at the Arcata Theater Lounge (1st Thursday of every month),  plastic bag banning, keeping our beaches litter- and poo-free, and more.

Still looking for gifts for folks who want to support community-oriented, ecologically-minded, independent stores and products? Besides joining or renewing your membership to Surfrider Humboldt, we are selling Chico Bags with our custom NEW logo designed by Shawn Griggs (see above) at Greenhouse Boardshop. These rePETE Chico Bags are made of 100% recycled materials! You can’t even say that about fruit cake.

Besides the Chico Bags and a few scattered Surfrider T-shirt sizes, Greenhouse has epic clothes, surf gear, skateboards, shoes, DVDs, and soooo much more for any persons on your list. They have been endlessly supportive of Surfrider, so do them a favor and check ‘em out! (Get a yummy snack at the juice/coffee bar while you’re at it.)

Here’s another idea for that surfer on your list. Humboldt’s own Matt Beard is compiling some of his fantastic artwork along with his musings about the surf culture in a new book entitled Eureka. You can view it online for FREE or order a copy.

And I’ll go ahead and do some plugging nepotism-style: my sister has a sweet sustainable fabric/hemp clothing company, moreTrees, and those threads are sure to win over anyone looking for some chic style while keeping true to their enviro-happy roots.

Stay safe, be warm, get merry. We love you!

 

 

Public Meeting and Rally against Navy Warfare Testing, Wed. Dec. 15, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

The U.S. Navy is coming to Eureka to discuss Warfare Testing.

Representatives from the Navy will hold a public meeting regarding warfare testing off our coast on Wednesday, Dec. 15th from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Wharfinger Building, and we NEED you there to be the voice for marine mammals and all marine species.

I requested that the Navy come to the North Coast to provide information for the community and answer their questions, said Congressman Thompson.

Warfare testing is known to kill whales, dolphins and other marine mammals and negatively impact human health. To learn more check out the Agricultural Defense Coalition website and PLEASE take a stand with us on Wednesday, Dec. 15th from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Wharfinger Building.

For meeting information contact Congressman Thompsons office at 707-269-9595 in Eureka.

Ocean Use Atlas online now

From NOAA:

The National Marine Protected Areas Center and Marine Conservation Biology Institute announce the launch of an online interactive data viewer for the California Ocean Use Atlas project.  Funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Resources Legacy Fund Foundation and NOAA, the Atlas project successfully mapped the full range of major ocean uses off California’s coast.  Unprecedented spatial information about ocean uses were collected through a series of participatory workshops involving regional ocean experts and users held between October 2008 and July 2009.

TODAY: KMUD interview on Navy Warfare Testing 1:30-3 pm

Listen in on KMUD, 88.3 FM, from 1:30 pm to 3 pm as Susan Radebaugh interviews Rosalind Peterson from the Agricultlure Defense Coalition about the Navy Training Range for Warfare Testing that is slated to begin off our coasts.  You can also listen online.  Time to get outraged, folks. Continue reading

Closures at Camel Rock

From the Humboldt North Coast Land Trust and CCC:

The Humboldt North Coast Land Trust and the California Conservation Corps will be making repairs on the trail to the south beach beginning December 7, 2010. The trail will be closed for approximately one week while repairs are made to the cable steps. We will also be repairing the rock wall of the overlook and the overlook will be closed. We appreciate your cooperation in staying off the trail and the overlook during repairs. Thank you for your patience and understanding while wemake these needed repairs.

Coastal Commission appointment today on Coastal Currents

Today at noon, Humboldt Baykeeper Executive Director Pete Nichols discusses the upcoming Coastal Commission appointment with Mike Dronkers on KHUM 104.3 FM. You can listen here.

This is a big deal, folks! Someone will represent the North Coast interests on the commission. So far, Third District Supervisor Mark Lovelace, a longtime advocate for the environment, has stepped forward as a nominee; we expect more nominees to come forth as well.

It’s all rather convoluted, so here’s some links for more info:

From the Nov. 24 Times-Standard.

Nov. 30 KMUD 88.3 FM 6 p.m. news report.

From today’s Times-Standard.

Outdoor gear swap

A big gear swap event at the Far North Climbing Gym on Friday, Dec. 10 and Saturday, Dec. 11 from 5 to 10 p.m. Entrance to the event is free with a beverage purchase from the Ski Lounge inside the gym.  This gear swap is for the purchase, sale and exchange of any kind of outdoor gear and clothing.  There will be booths from venders including Adventure’s Edge.
If you want to sell gear, it costs $5 to set up your own selling space, or you can sell on consignment for a 20 percent commission.
Call Patricia at (707) 702-1279 for more information.
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