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Community Forums to Discuss Highway 101 Widening at Richardson Grove
ARCATA, CA — The environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC) and the Save Richardson Grove Coalition announce two Richardson Grove Community Forums. The forums will highlight aspects of the Caltrans Richardson Grove Highway 101 Realignment Project that have not been publicly discussed or adequately covered in the Caltrans draft Environmental Impact Report. Each forum will feature presentations by panelists and a period for public discussion.
“The public hasn’t been given a chance yet to talk about this project and discuss the implications for our local community,” said Kerul Dyer, EPIC’s outreach director. “We invite everyone to come to one or both of the forums to talk about their concerns, ask questions and interact with their fellow community members.”
The Northern Humboldt forum will be held at the Bayside Grange in Arcata on Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sharon Duggan, EPIC’s staff attorney, will present at the Arcata event on the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process and how it is relevant to the proposed Richardson Grove project. The Southern Humboldt forum is at the Garberville Veterans Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. In addition to the presentations by panelists and public discussion, the forum will feature a performance of original music by local artist Jefferson Parson.
Topics for discussion will include environmental impacts, safety, economic justification, sustainable development, Native American concerns, impacts to local businesses and alternatives to the proposed plan. The event is free and open to the public.
Bringing sustainability to the bedroom courtesy of the SF Bay Guardian.
No more getting off on phthalates! Switch to hand-sculpted wood. Or glass:
“I have more glass dildos in my kitchen than I do in this store,” owner Samantha Liu told me mischievously. “I’d been using this stuff for years.” When I heard her say “kitchen,” my eyes instinctively fell upon her “Produce Collection”: halcyon dildos of garden-variety cucumbers, jalapenos, and bananas — plus a Chinese bitter melon and a cob of corn. “I’ve had people send me pictures with one of these in a fruit basket,” Liu said. Liu designs most of the toys herself and works with local glassblowers to materialize them into objects of desire. Borosilicate glass may not be the recyclable kind, but these crystalline baubles would be criminal to discard.
And you have solar powered vibrators. Handspun raw silk bondage rope. Etc.
Didn’t see anything about biodegradable condoms. I’m not sure that’s where anyone wants to cut corners on shelf-life, so I imagine the landfill issue will always be thrown under the bus there.
By the way, did you know that my blog is a whorehouse?
Humboldt Watershed Council is having its 13th Birthday Party & Annual Meeting
Friday, Nov 20 from 6 -9 + at the Bayside Grange (corner of Old Arcata & Jacoby Creek Rds.)
From 6 – 8 enjoy a Pot-Luck Dinner, No-Host Bar, Silent Auction, and these great Speakers:
Jeremy Wheeler, ED of the Mattole Restoration Council……………………..Mattole River and Watershe
David Hope, ED of the Friends of the Eel River…………………………………….Eel River and Watershed
Dr. Paul Trichilo, Dir of the Van Duzen River Project and FoVD……………Van Duzen River and Watershed
Greg King, President/Program Dir of Siskiyou Land Conservancy…………..Klamath River and Watershed
Aldaron Laird, Dir Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District…………………..Mad River and Watershed
Hawk Rosales, ED of the InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council………….Native Watersheds
From 8-9 the HWC will present a short program on its past and future activities and a quick tutorial on our recently launched “Interactive” website:
Followed by a short business meeting to elect its Directors for the next year. The current board is running for re-election and there is an open seat, so interested parties are invited to send their resume to HWC, PO Box 1301 Eureka, 95502 or attand the meeting in person. Following the election we will close the Silent Auction and announce Winners.
AND FINALLY, ABOUT 9 PM
The music will start, the bar will remain open, desserts and coffee will be served. This last hour or more is for YOU to relax and meet your neighbors from the next watershed…we are all connected.
For more information, contact: Bill Thorington, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 707-496-4703
THIS IS OUR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND FUNDRAISER…
BE PREPARED TO JOIN OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP AND ENJOY THE SILENT AUCTION!
HUMBOLDT COUNTY PREMIERE OF THE AWARD-WINNING FILM BLACK WAVE: THE LEGACY OF THE EXXON-VALDEZ
Wed, Nov 4 at the Garberville Theater
In the early hours of March 24th 1989 the Exxon Valdez oil super- tanker runs aground in Alaska. The incident becomes the biggest environmental catastrophe in North American history.
For twenty years, Marine Biologist Riki Ott and the fishermen of the little town of Cordova, Alaska have waged the longest legal battle in U.S. history against the world’s most powerful oil company – ExxonMobil.
This award-winning film tells us all about the environmental, social and economic consequences of the black wave that changed their lives forever.
Riki Ott – star of the film – will be present for Q&A and discussion after the film.
Democracy Unlimited is very excited to be collaborating with Riki on a campaign for a Constitutional Amendment to Abolish Corporate Personhood!
Doors open at 6:00pm for a reception with Riki and the staff of Democracy Unlimited. Wine and refreshments will be served. Film begins at 6:30pm.
Tickets are $7-10 sliding scale. Children and seniors are $6.
The Institute for Sustainable Forestry will be hosting Mike Fay of National Geographic fame for his recent trek through the redwoods and associated reporting. I believe it is set for this Friday, October 30 at the Veterans Hall in Garberville. I will confirm the time, but I believe it starts at 6:00 p.m. and that food will be served. $10.00 donation.
I will clarify or add information as I receive it.
For Immediate Release:
October 22th 2009
Earth First! Co-Founder Mike Roselle Brings Road Show to Humboldt County
Long-time environmental activist Mike Roselle will be in Garberville on Nov. 2, 2009, promoting his new book Treespiker: From Earth First! to Lowbagging, My Struggles in Radical Environmental Action, co-authored with Missoula journalist Josh Mahan and published by St. Martin’s Press. The book details thirty years of provocative and innovative environmental protest, including the now famous Redwood Summer protests.
Mike Roselle is a co-founder of Earth First!, The Ruckus Society, and the Rainforest Action Network. He has also served as a senior campaigner for Greenpeace and Ralph Nader. Mike was instrumental in bringing Earth First! to southern Humboldt with his contributions to the campaign to save the Sinkyone as an intertribal park. While fellow Earth First! founder Dave Foreman is known for his conservative Republican roots, it was Mike Roselle who brought the Yippie strain into Earth First!
Mike will also be discussing his current series of direct action demonstrations against Mountaintop Removal Mining in West Virginia, considered by many conservationists as the number one environmental crime occurring in the United States today. A short video will be shown.
Mountaintop Removal is a particularly devastating form of coal mining where the entire top of a mountain is blasted off and pushed into nearby streams. To date 1,000 miles of stream have been buried, affecting 500 mountaintops and one-million acres of land in the oldest mountain range on earth. This form of mining began with a Bush administration change in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Act fill rule.
Veterans Memorial Building
483 Conger, Garberville
6 PM Please bring a potluck dish to share.
7 PM Mike Roselle reading, talking and answering questions. This presentation will be recorded by KMUD for either a live simulcast or later programming.
Mike will be introduced by new District One Congressional candidate Andy Caffrey, a long time friend and cohort of Mike. Caffrey, a 30-year veteran and co-founder of the U.S. Green movement, recently announced on KMUD’s “Thank Jah It’s Friday” that he will be campaigning against Mike Thompson in the 2010 Democratic primary. Caffrey is campaigning on a Climate Crisis platform to redirect federal bail-out dollars back to communities to rapidly build a Green infrastructure and to fully support Americans through the radical changes required to create it. Roselle and Caffrey are co-founders of STOP COAL NOW!
Mike will spend the day of Nov. 2 helping with the Fun Drive at KMUD, where you can meet casually with him and help KMUD at the same time. During the week preceding his arrival in Garberville, Mike will be calling in to various KMUD shows for spot interviews.
An Arcata reading by Mike on Sunday, Nov. 1 is still being set up. For information, call Andy Caffrey at 923-2114
This month’s National Geographic showcases an article by Mike Fay who trekked from the southern end of coastal redwood country to the north to document the health of the redwoods forests. I met him when he passed through Sohum and he had already the makings for a fascinating article. I’m not finding the article online yet, but the NG site has some information here and here. Heraldo also has some information here and here.
The Ukiah Daily Journal on the new direction of the Mendocino Environmental Center. The comments consist of a flame war initiated by the inevitable cheap shots against Bari.
Brings back memories. Not all good ones.
THOUSANDS EXPECTED AT ORGANIC PLANET FESTIVAL
Thousands of festival-goers are expected to delight in all-day music, scores of exhibits, dozens of workshops and tons of organic food that will be on display on the Eureka waterfront during the fifth annual Organic Planet Festival on Sunday, August 30.
The annual celebration of natural and non-toxic living at Halvorsen Park is the brainchild of Californians for Alternatives to Toxics (CATs), which has spearheaded the campaign against dangerous chemicals since 1982.
The serious theme of the end-of-summer party is how to transform every-day life from harmful to healthy. The bevy of exhibits will range from organic gardening techniques to alternative building materials.
Highlighting the festivities will be a keynote address by gardening guru Mike McGrath, host of the nationally syndicated radio show “You Bet Your Garden,” and an all-day lineup of music topped by legendary bluegrass artist Del McCoury and his band, and international reggae star Tanya Stephens.
The festival also will feature the world’s largest organic salad, an eco-organic fashion show, a kids’ village, a $1,000 grocery giveaway, door prizes and a donated food drive.
To discourage cars, a shuttle bus will offer rides from Arcata and there will be ‘valet parking’ for bicycles.
The festival runs from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tickets–$12 in advance or $15 at the gate–can be purchased at the Eureka or Arcata Coops, the Works in Eureka or Arcata and Wild Horse Records in Garberville.
For more information, visit www.organicplanetfestival.org or call the CATs office at 707/445-5100.