The first-ever informational community forum hosted by Surfrider Foundation’s Humboldt Chapter succeeded! I don’t know exactly how many people showed up, but I’m guessing over 70. Standing room only! Our volunteer Paige let latecomers know how crowded it was and that the video would be available online, but still, people squeezed in and stayed. (And, yes, we expect to have video online by the end of the week, thanks to KSLG’s John Matthews.) Kalei, as usual, kept everything rolling along perfectly, this time with crudités, cookies and coffee.
The T-S did not show, but the McKinleyville Press and Eco-News did. Also, four members of the Humboldt Area Saltwater Anglers showed up. One of them, Larry De Ridder, wrote a summary on their website here.
County Supervisors Mark Lovelace and Clif Clendenen showed up. So did Arcata City Councilmember Michael Winkler. Maggy Herbelin of Humboldt Bay Stewards was there. Humboldt Baykeeper Exec Director Pete Nichols came. President of the Redwood Regional Audubon Society Ken Burton attended.
Four members of the Mendocino chapter came up for the event, as well! (And scored waves three times on their trip!)
Thanks so much to everyone who showed up, helped out and otherwise made the Wave Energy Forum a success! Special thanks to Pete Stauffer, Surfrider‘s Oregon Field Policy Coordinator, Ian Caliendo, PG&E, Jim Hastreiter, FERC, Peter Nelson, HT Harvey & Assoc. and HSU economist Steve Hackett. Also, thanks to DFG environmental scientist Vicki Frey, who wanted to be there, but was prevented due to the mandatory state worker furlough situation.
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