Your Week in Ocean: Drought Workshop, Kayaking Nightmare, Marine Protected …

October 1, 2014 - storage organizer

Happy Sharktober! Here is a tributary shark vs shark video for your observation pleasure:

Less Trash!

While sharks competence still be a healthy hazard to other sea life, one sold assumed sea ancient won’t be – during slightest not as much, not off a California coast.

As we competence have heard, Governor Brown sealed Senate Bill 270, effectively changeable Californians divided from regulating single-use cosmetic bags and toward some-more tolerable options. The switch isn’t immediate: vast stores have until July, 2015 and tiny business have until July, 2016. Further, furnish bags, grill to-go bags and bags to strengthen newspapers from sleet will all still sojourn available. If your internal wine store requires we to bag your booze, and we don’t have your own, we competence have to compensate 10 cents for a paper or reusable bag, that is a same order you’ll eventually find during groceries stores. 

Of course, many Humboldt grocers opted out of cosmetic bags years ago, some charity boxes as an alternative. Regular congregation of those stores seem to be doing only excellent transporting their groceries, though for those of we endangered about a change, here’s some tips:

Chico (and similar) bags are useful for those who tend to forget to move reusables since they overlay right adult and are easy to shave onto a purse or backpack. 

If we forget your bag and don’t wish to compensate a 10 cents per paper, only pitch all behind in a car, toss it a case of your car, afterwards squeeze your bags or boxes to unpack good during home.

Wondering how you’ll line your rabble cans or purify adult your dog poop now? You’ll still have all a aforementioned forms of bags, and bread bags, tortilla bags, etc. – banning a customary cosmetic grocery bags is one bid towards shortening rubbish and litter, though frequency a extensive elimination.

Like many other process changes, SB 270 seeks to solve what’s been a flourishing environmental and economic problem. Californians (and all humans) have a right to purify beaches, a healthy sea and directing a taxation dollars toward issues other than cleaning adult other people’s trash. The cosmetic bag attention is not entitled to continue imperiling those rights. This change puts adults first. 

Over 100 cities, counties and districts in California had already criminialized bags. Many other cities in a U.S. have as well. So have other countries. It’s been operative out only fine. If we have a specific doubt not addressed here, greatfully send me an email during jsavage@yournec.org. 

Coastal Currents: Drought Workshop, Kayak Smash Disaster

A giveaway “DIY Drought Solutions” seminar takes place this Saturday, Oct. 4 during a Arcata Community Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by Coastal Ecosystems Institute of Northern California, Humboldt County RCD, City of Trinidad, City of Arcata and more, a eventuality will residence low water-use and local plants, permaculture, greywater, rainwater collection and storage, LID techniques, and underline girl activities and ubiquitous H2O charge information.

Tune into Coastal Currents currently during noon (KHUM 104.7 FM, khum.com) for an talk with DIY Drought Solutions organizer Jill Demers, Project Manager and Humboldt Bay Initiative Coordinator, Coastal Ecosystems Institute of Northern California. Additionally, Coastal Currents will underline Daniel Fox, founder of a Wild Image Project, who is still doing a fundraiser for impecunious kids to get outside preparation during NOLS Alaska notwithstanding his paddle to San Francisco coming to a near-disastrous remarkable end

…at a final minute, only before reaching a indicate of no return, 3 large waves appeared, violation only 10 feet forward of me. we looked during a clouds of white seawater rising adult into a sky, a resounding of a waves crashing and unexpected it became transparent to me that there was no approach my feet would be touching silt this evening…

Marine Protected Areas Bring Money, Collaboration to County

The success of the 2010 one proposal for a North Coast Marine Protected Area was proven when it was strictly adopted by a California Fish Game Commission in 2012, though that was not a finish of MPA-based organisation efforts. The MPA Collaborative Implementation Project hosts a stakeholder assembly currently during a Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center from 3 to 5 p.m. to examination Humboldt County’s MPA resources and activities surrounding enforcement, overdo and monitoring. Ultimately a organisation will accept $10,000 toward initial collaborative doing projects. 

And more…

Governor Brown also sealed into law a check – sponsored by a possess Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro – banning genetically mutated salmon (aka “Frankenfish”) in California waters. KMUD news has a scoop. The PacOut Green Team spotless adult around Fernbridge, anticipating “multiple dump sites around a parking lot, lots of rabble in general; computers, clothing, grow trimmings, Styrofoam, tires, and carcasses. That’s right, carcasses. We found 3 deer dump sites. Pictures too striking to share.” Full story here.

On that note, we can join them this Saturday, Oct. 4 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Just do it.

Photo pleasantness PacOut Green Team

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