Say NO to Navy Sonar and Explosives Testing, March 6
Ocean Night, Saturday March 8
Speak Up for Trails and Open Space, Monday March 10
Say NO to Navy Sonar and Explosives Testing
Thursday, March 6
The U.S. Navy is holding a public hearing Thursday evening regarding a proposal to increase training and weapons testing activities – including sonar and explosives – off the coasts of Alaska, Oregon, Washington and Northern California. The proposed training and testing is scheduled to take place from 2015 to 2020.
We believe this testing and training can be done in a far more environmentally responsible way that eliminates the unnecessary infliction of harm to countless whales, dolphins and other marine species by excluding areas critical to marine mammal foraging and feeding.
The Navy's hearing takes place Thursday, March 6 at 5 p.m. in the Red Lion Hotel, 1929 Fourth St., Eureka. Comments are accepted through Tuesday, March 25.
Speak Up for Trails and Open Space
Monday March 10
In recent weeks, the County Planning Commission re-reviewed the Conservation & Open Space Element, significantly weakening protections for streams and wetlands, trails, community forests, and open space.
On March 10 at 1:30, the County General Plan Update goes back to the Board of Supervisors. Our Supervisors need to understand that the current Planning Commission is only making the Update process more divisive and that it is up to our elected representatives to see the GPU completed by honoring over a decade of public input. We need better protections for streams and wetlands for recovery our imperiled salmon runs. We also need to send a strong message that trails and community forests are important to our quality of life throughout Humboldt County.