On Friday, April 1, Ocean Conservancy, Humboldt Surfrider and Humboldt Baykeeper present an extra special Ocean Night at Arcata Theatre Lounge. This time, donations will go to The Redwood Regional Rotary Relief Super Fund to provide assistance to Del Norte County fishermen who lost their livelihoods following the tsunami damage to Crescent City’s harbor.
The event is all-ages, donation-based and includes a post-film raffle with a surfboard by local shaper Mark McClendon, a night at the Requa Inn and more!
Movies include Drive-Thru Japan, a “search for waves in the land of the rising sun” and Baja Wave Document, directed by veteran Hollywood film editor Chris Figler, portraying the efforts of WiLDCOAST and fishermen in Baja California to preserve the last wild coastlines of the peninsula.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., movies start at 7 p.m. To donate money or raffle prizes, call Jennifer Savage at (707) 477-8283 or Humboldt Baykeeper at (707) 268-8897.
On Saturday, Mar. 19 a public beach clean up will be held to remove tsunami debris from affected beach areas.
Volunteers are needed and are asked to meet at 1 p.m. at the Crescent CityWastewater Treatment Facility located at 210 Battery Street in Crescent City.
Please wear appropriate clothing for the event such as boots, gloves, and raingear. Trash bags will be provided.
All volunteers must register on the day of the event at the Treatment Facility and be sworn in as a Volunteer Disaster Servicer Worker. Persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and have parental consent.
If you have questions, please contact the Solid Waste Management Authority at(707) 465-1100.
This event is scheduled in cooperation with the City of Crescent City, Crescent City Harbor District, Solid Waste Management Authority and County of Del Norte.
The 8.8 earthquake in Chile has triggered a tsunami advisory.
Numerous tsunami waves have been reported in the Pacific, with one reaching as high as 7.7 feet in the central Chile coastal town of Talcahuano, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
Expected to arrive locally, at a height of about 1.5 feet, around 1:30 p.m.