EcoNews Vol. 43, No. 3 - Jun/Jul 2013

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EcoNews Vol. 43, No. 3 - Jun/Jul 2013


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- In This Issue -



Regular Features:

News From the Center

Kin to the Earth - Goldman Prize

Eye on Washington - D.C. Talk


Good News

Creature Feature - Oregon Silverspot Butterfly

Kids Page - Roly Polys, Pill Bugs, Sow Bugs, and Potato Bugs


Confirmed Japan Tsunami Debris Washes Ashore on the North Coast, and Get Ready for the Next Coastal Cleanup!

Keeping an Eye on Legislation

Selected works from a Nature Writing workshop with David Rains Wallace:
A Walk at Lanphere Dunes with David Rains Wallace

Pinus contorta ssp. contorta
Where Are We?

Protests Urge Gov. Brown to Ban Fracking

This Summer, Zero Waste is Fair Game

Whose Hand is Guiding the General Plan Update?

Humboldt Marches Against Monsanto

16th Annual Coho Confab on the Mattole River—August 9-11, 2013

Hike Into the Wild - Guided Summer Adventures


Online-only Articles:

Food Forest Layers Protect Your Garden From Drought

Transition Humboldt focuses on “Edible Communities” for Humboldt County

Los Angeles River Workshop Inspires Hope for the Watershed

Co-op Adopts New GMO Policy

Group Pages:

Zero Waste Humboldt - This Summer, Zero Waste is Fair Game

Humboldt Baykeeper - The Halvorsen Quarry Reclamation Plan: How an unappealing plan led to an appeal to the Board of Supervisors
SB405 Fails - Local Ordinances move forward

Friends of the Eel River - Summer Water Woes Require Responsible Use

EPIC - Connectivity and Compromise

Mattole Restoration Council - MRC Celebrates 30 Years

Sierra Club-North Group, Redwood Chapter - Science Project Recieves Awards, Public Land Grazing Internship, Jun/July North Group Outings

California Native Plant Society, North Coast Chapter - 31st Annual Spring Wildflower Show, Summer Field Trips and Hikes

Redwood Region Audubon Society - Least Sandpiper


Upcoming NEC Events:

Saturday, June 29 - Tsunami Debris Monitoring and Cleanup - Samoa Beach, 10am - Contact Brandon at for more information.

Sunday, June 30 - Tsunami Debris Monitoring and Cleanup - Point St. George Beach, 10am -
Contact Joe Gillespie at for more information.

Saturday, June 29 - 18th Annual Sand Sculpture Festival - Manila Dunes Recreation Area, 8am - 3pm -
Contact Dan at to join the NEC team, or visit for more information about the Festival.

Saturday, September 21 - 28th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day!
8am - noon.
Join an existing team, or start your own! Contact Brandon at or visit for more information, coming soon!