April 22, 2011 | 1 Comment

Saving the Ocean, on PBS/KEET

A new series on PBS highlights our amazing oceans, the problems it’s facing, and what we can do to help. It premiers this Saturday, April 23rd, at 8:00 p.m. on Humboldt’s KEET-TV.

Saving the Ocean isn’t another doom-and-gloom environmental show. It’s about people solving problems—from overfishing to pollution to destruction of ocean habitat.

“There’s a lot to be excited and hopeful about in conservation today,” says Safina, founder of the Blue Ocean Institute and author of the critically acclaimed The View from Lazy Point and the upcoming A Sea in Flames, his account of the 2010 Gulf oil blowout. “Saving the Ocean brings attention to those places where things are going right—and what we can learn from them.”

Though oceans cover two-thirds of the planet, give us half our oxygen, and help feed us, most Americans don’t know what we can do to protect them. Saving the Ocean helps fill that gap by spotlighting marine conservation success stories around the world. The series combines investigative reporting with the best of nature, travel, and adventure television—including original, high-definition underwater photography—to bring advances in marine science and conservation to a broad audience.

“We want viewers to see that all is not lost with the ocean environment, and by extension the global environment,” says series producer John Angier, who also was executive producer of the long-running PBS series Scientific American Frontiers. “Things can change and we can be smart with our world.”

April 22, 2011

Happy Earth Day!

Be good to your Mama and her oceans!

Check out our Upcoming Events (to the right) to help us keep our lands beautiful!

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April 21, 2011

Highway Clean-up, Saturday!!

Time to clean-up our adopted stretch of the road!

Meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 23rd at the northbound 101 rest stop (a few of miles north of Trinidad, but before Patrick’s Point off-ramp). We’ll provide the gear. Must be 16 or over.

See the blog post for a map.

Contact Adrien if you have questions.

April 13, 2011

Plastic Bag Ban on HWMA agenda, Thursday night!

Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance at HWMA Tomorrow!

Join us at the Humboldt Waste Management Authority Board meeting tomorrow, Thursday, April 14th, at 6:30 PM at Eureka City Hall Council Chambers (5th and K St., Eureka) where they will be reviewing a county-wide plastic bag ban! We have been working with Baykeeper to show public support for a county-wide ban and need you to come out and show your support to the HWMA Board!

The plastic bag ordinance will be set-up buffet-style for each city within Humboldt County and we will ask for your support in the future to join us at your city council meeting to encourage the adoption of a plastic bag ban and paper bag fee.

April 9, 2011 | 1 Comment

Adopt-A-Highway Clean-up, April 23rd

Feel like doing more than just looking at trash and wishing it would go away?  Well, here’s an easy way to get involved and do something about the problem.  Join Humboldt Surfrider volunteers with our Adopt-A-Highway clean-up!  It might not be a beach cleanup, but most trash finds its way into the oceans eventually.  We’ll be meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 23rd at the northbound 101 rest stop (a few of miles north of Trinidad, but before Patrick’s Point off-ramp). We’ll provide the gear. Must be 16 or over.

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April 4, 2011

Meetings! Tuesday, April 5th

Join us on Tuesday, April 5 at our regular Surfrider meeting as well as a Rise Above Plastics meeting. We’ll be meeting in the Annex, aka The Pit, at the Plaza Grill in Arcata.

We’ll start at 6 p.m. discussing RAP, and the regular meeting will start up at 7 p.m. As always, the first 2 pitchers of beer are on us! Hey, bribery works.