Patrick’s Point parking problem

After a few months of getting nowhere immediately locally, I sent the following to John Woolley, former HumCo 3rd District Supervisor, current senior field representative to our State Assemblyman Wes Chesbro: Continue reading


PG&E WaveConnect update, public workshops

From PG&E WaveConnect rep Ian Caliendo:

I am writing to let you know about the status of the PG&E WaveConnect wave energy study project. The proposed project is to develop a small-scale pilot project that would allow several wave energy technologies to provide power to the coastal communities while demonstrating the potential for this clean renewable energy resource.To kick things off, we will be holding public workshops in Humboldt and Mendocino Counties as the first of a series of public involvement meetings for the proposed pilot project. The workshops will be in an open house format, providing an opportunity for the public to learn about the proposed pilot project, ask questions of the project team staff, and learn about how to get involved. Continue reading

Support Bike and Surf California!

From Scott Paynton:

Dear Friends and Family,

Bike and Surf California is ramping up and we are gaining momentum like never before. We have acquired several new sponsors (35 total), launched our online auction, scheduled two speaking engagements while on the trip, just did a radio interview, and are now on facebook and twitter. We are excited about the possibilities of this year’s ride, and the fundraising potential for the American Cancer Society. The economy may be down, but our spirits are up and it is because of the support from friends and family! Continue reading

fyi – Peninsula Clean-Up Day

14th Annual Peninsula Clean-up
Saturday, April 25
Manila Community Center
1611 Peninsula Drive, Manila

Volunteers needed to help with household, highway, community center, park, beach, and dune clean-up/beautification! Meet at Manila C.C. at 9am.

Brunch and lunch provided. Kids Activities by New Games.

Interested in volunteering? Email

Plastic tsunami

No, it’s not the name of some wacky new rock band – plastic in the water is the topic of a new video by the folks at

(h/t to Surfer’s Path)

Still using plastic bags? Opt for something better. Our favorite, Chico bags fold up small and are easily tucked into a purse or pocket. All the grocery stores offer inexpensive reusable cloth or mesh bags. If you sew, convert some old pillowcases. Instead of stuffing fruits and veggies into plastic, let the thick-skinned ones stay loose and tuck the more delicate into paper bags – then reuse or recycle those.

Suggestions? What works for you? How do you feel about efforts to ban single-use plastics?

Greenhouse movie night/party at Arcata Theatre – Friday!


First, thanks to everyone who came out to BlueGreen last week – the turnout was great and your Humboldt Chapter of Surfrider Foundation is once again humbled by your support.

Second, Monty’s throwing a major party at the newly remodeled and reopened Arcata Theatre Lounge this Friday night! If you haven’t been to ATL yet, it’s amazing inside! With pub food, beer and wine, and tiered table-and-chair seating, a huge screen and stage – super fun. In addition to showing the new film by Glas, Greenhouse has two bands (locals Lik’wefi and touring act LionSight) and a huge raffle (including a Patagonia wetsuit and Firewire board) happening. Tickets are only $6 and the event is all ages until the movie/raffle ends!

Hear Lik’wefi from a live performance on KHUM 104.3 FM:

All proceeds from the raffle benefit Humboldt Surfrider – thanks, Monty! – plus, we’ll have T-shirts and hoodies for sale. (This time, dark blue with white logos!)

More details throughout the week… as well as an update on the various issues and projects we have going on… which means plenty of volunteer opportunities coming up!

That was quick — Ben Keller audio

Thanks, Mike and KHUM!

KHUM’s Mike D. interviews BlueGreen’s Ben Keller

Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m.

Far North Climbing Gym, 10th and K streets, Arcata

See you there — and don’t forget the surfboard raffle!