Activist Corner

Introducing Humboldt Waterkeeper!

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New Name, Same Fantastic Bay Tours

Humboldt Waterkeeper

We have a new name! Humboldt Waterkeeper, formerly known as Humboldt Baykeeper, was founded in 2004 after the resounding defeat of a proposal for a Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) import facility on the Samoa Peninsula.

2023 Humboldt Bay Tours Program

From April to October, Humboldt Waterkeeper offers tours of Humboldt Bay and nearby coastal areas with a wide range of partner organizations, including Centro del Pueblo, a migrant and Latinx rights organization; English Express, the non-profit English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) school; the Indian Natural Resources, Science and Engineering Program (INRESP) department at Cal Poly Humboldt; The Studio & Canvas + Clay, an art program for adults with varying abilities; and the County Library summer reading program, the Humboldt County Transition-Aged Youth Collaboration, and Community Access Program for Eureka (CAPE).

CAPE is a fantastic program that provides access to a wide range of quality-of-life activities for all, regardless of their living situation or income. This past summer, we partnered with CAPE to provide the Humboldt Waterkeeper Summer Series for families served by the Betty Chinn Homeless Foundation, Eureka Rescue Mission, and Serenity Inn. Activities included Madaket cruises of Humboldt Bay, tours of the Humboldt Botanical Garden, and nature walks involving bird-watching and watercolor painting. To learn more about CAPE or make a contribution, visit www.eurekaheroes.org.

This year’s tours were funded by the California Coastal Commission’s WHALE TAIL ® Grants Program, the State Coastal Conservancy’s Explore the Coast grant program, and Humboldt Area Foundation. If you know of a community organization interested in Humboldt Bay tours, please contact Jasmin Segura, Bay Tours Coordinator, at [email protected].

For more info about our work, visit us at www.humboldtwaterkeeper.org. You can sign up for alerts and Bay-related news by sending an email to [email protected]