December 11, 2011

Great Turnout for Mad River Beach Clean-up!

Thanks to all the volunteers who rallied on Saturday out to Surfriders Mad River beach clean-up.  Volunteers raked through several left over beach fires and collected thousands of nails with magnets.  We even found piles of burnt plastic and furniture..yikes!  By the end of the clean-up the beach was in much better shape!  Thanks again!

The thousands of nails found from beach fires are left over from people burning wood pallets. Burnt pallets leave a mess of nails making it unsafe to walk on the beach.

If you missed out on this months clean-up take note that Surfrider has a clean-up on the second saturday of each month.  Next month is our adopt-a-highway clean-up  on January 14.  We meet North of Trinidad off  HWY 101 on Seawood Drive road exit.  We always provide supplies!

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 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.


October 12, 2010

Update: new T-shirts, projects and more!

Happy Fall! Hope everyone’s enjoying the sunshine this week!

And when you’re out and about in the lovely days… or in a lovely daze, depending… don’t forget to represent! Currently at Greenhouse, we have the 2010 Matt Beard edition Ts and hoodies, with the 2011 Shawn Griggs version Ts on their way.

(We sure are lucky to have so many fine artists donating their work to Humboldt Surfrider – a shout out to 2009 artist Matt O’Brien, too, of course!)

In other news,

  • efforts to repair the pipeline to the Jetty shower are underway,

  • slow progress is being made on improvements at Moonstone and Camel Rock,

  • our Rise Above Plastics campaign is hitting back hard after California failed to ban single-use plastic bags,

  • we’re looking to partner with the Tobacco Education Network to end cigarette butt litter

  • and, of course, we continue to hold monthly film nights,

  • plus regular beach and highway clean-ups,

  • as well as pursue the best protection for our local ocean, beaches and waves.

    Not a member yet? JOIN! (Link goes to current Iron Surfer promotion page.)

    Already a member? A volunteer? A donor? A supporter? Any of all of the above – THANK YOU!

    As always, email with any questions or to get more involved.

    See you at the beach!

  • September 26, 2010 | 1 Comment

    Really nice story in the T-S on S4P and the Coastal Clean-up

    Matt Drange spent a few hours talking to folks at Surf 4 Peace about the contest, about Surfrider and about Ocean Conservancy‘s 25th annual International Coastal Cleanup Day.

    Thanks to all the folks who made Surf 4 Peace and the clean-up a great success! Special thanks to Debbie, Adrien and Jody, and to Pierson’s for donating even more supplies to Humboldt Surfrider.

    Also, please note, the Northcoast Environmental Center has a long history of organizing the Coastal Cleanup locally.

    Since the International Coastal Cleanup Day began 25 years ago, over 8 million volunteers have removed 135 million pounds of trash from beaches around the world.

    Trash in the ocean – from pervasive plastics to cigarette butts – is a huge, totally preventable problem. Help stop marine debris by stopping it at the source. Opt for reusable bags, reusable water bottles, reusable everything. When you do make trash, put it in the trash can. That includes cigarette butts! Support legislation aimed at reducing/eliminating marine debris. And stay tuned for our next Surfrider beach and highway cleanups!

    March 3, 2010

    Highway Clean-Up this Saturday!

    Time to maintain our little chunk o’highway up in Trinidad – join Humboldt Surfrider for a clean-up Saturday morning!

    Meet at the rest stop north of Trinidad at 9 a.m., this Saturday, March 6.

    (Ages 16 and over only.)

    Contact: for more info.

    February 3, 2010

    February Meeting Minutes

    View February’s minutes here.

    January 22, 2010

    Adopt-a-Highway volunteer day UPDATE postponed till Jan. 30

    Weather permitting, we’ll be cleaning up our Trinidad area stretch of highway Saturday, Jan. 30. Contact Adrien for details – we’ll send out a reminder email next week, too.

    March 19, 2009

    Trinidad Trash Stomp: Saturday, March 28

    Join the Humboldt Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation for The Trinidad Trash Stomp on Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m. to noon.

    Did you know 80 percent of the garbage found in the ocean is from a land based source? Let’s prevent the trash along Surfrider Humboldt’s Adopt-A-Highway section from adding to the statistic! We will be meeting at the northbound rest stop just north of Trinidad and just south of Patrick’s Point Dr. There, we will gear up, break into groups and hit the road.

    Can’t wait to see you there helping to keep our ocean clean!

    Any questions? Contact Kalei at