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The worldwide phenomenon that is Coastal Cleanup Day is 40 years old this year. On the cover of the North Coast Journal this week, Joe Abbott tells his story and the story of the beginnings of what would become Coastal Cleanup Day on the beaches of Manila in 1977.

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14 Environmental stories in 30 minutes – that’s the EcoNews Roundup!

On today’s EcoNews Report Roundup Larry Glass, NEC’s Executive Director, and Bella Waters, NEC’s Admin & Development Director, cover the following news stories:

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Northcoast Environmental Center

10 Environmental stories in 30 minutes – that’s the EcoNews Roundup!

On today’s EcoNews Report Roundup Larry Glass, NEC’s Executive Director, and Bella Waters, NEC’s Admin & Development Director, cover the following news stories:


Northcoast Environmental Center

  13 Environmental stories in 30 minutes - that's the EcoNews Roundup!

On today’s EcoNews Report Roundup Larry Glass, NEC's Executive Director, and Bella Waters, NEC's Admin & Development Director, cover the following news stories:

Jesse Palmer / Flickr

Mercer-Fraser, an engineering company based out of Eureka, is proposing the construction of a 5,000-square-foot cannabis manufacturing facility at their property on the Mad River near Glendale. The site is immediately upstream from Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District’s intake wells, which provide drinking water for 88,000 residents of Humboldt County. If the project is approved, drinking water for 2/3 of Humboldt County’s residents could be impaired.

Klamath Dam Removal in its First Stages

Jan 25, 2018
Matt Baun, Flickr / US Fish and Wildlife Service

The Klamath dams have been a source of debate and controversy on the North Coast for decades. In 2016, the Klamath River Renewal Corporation was tasked with gaining ownership and removal of four PacifiCorp dams on the Klamath River. Dave Meurer, Community Liaison for KRRC, discusses the history of the Klamath dams, how they ended up in the hands of KRRC, and how the process of their removal will continue.

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Coastal Cleanup Day has been a major volunteer event in Humboldt County for 38 years. It is the largest volunteer event in support of the marine environment worldwide and occurred this past Saturday.

Jensen Green / Volunteer

This month, California 2nd District Congressman Jared Huffman released a draft legislation for his public lands bill. The idea for a bill like this has been discussed for years, and includes restoration, conservation, recreation, and natural management efforts. Huffman had several public meetings to hear comment about this draft and give the opportunity for constituents to give support or feedback. In this EcoNews Report, I spoke with Jared Huffman about his bill, and then we hear selected portions of the Eureka public comment meeting.