Humboldt Baykeeper—Learn to Row. Art Exhibit for 25th Oyster Festival, Humboldt Bay Explorations Tours
Learn to Row with Humboldt Bay Rowing Association
June 6 is National Learn to Row Day, and the Humboldt Bay Rowing Association invites the public to participate in this free event that will introduce them to the joys of rowing. After a quick introduction to technique, participants will row on Humboldt Bay in an Olympic-style, 8-oared racing shell. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Adults and youth age 11 and up are welcome. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. Visit www.hbra.org to register online for Learn to Row Day.
The Humboldt Bay Rowing Association boathouse is on the Eureka Waterfront near the Samoa Bridge. The 14th annual National Learn to Row Day is sponsored by USRowing and Concept2. Locally, the Humboldt Bay Rowing Association has teamed up with Humboldt Baykeeper for the first “Row for Clean Water” event on Humboldt Bay. Our goal is to encourage people to get out on the water to appreciate Humboldt Bay and work with us to protect clean water, which is essential to rowers everywhere.
Bay-Centric Art Exhibits Celebrate Upcoming 25th Arcata Oyster Festival
Through June 22, the Arcata Main Street Oyster Festival presents an art exhibit at the Plaza Grill in Arcata in celebration of Humboldt Bay featuring artist Cynthia Hooper and her work, “A Negotiable Utopia: The Humboldt Bay Project,” along with Aldaron Laird’s show, “Aldaron’s Walkabout: A Photographic Exploration of Humboldt Bay.”
Cynthia Hooper’s short documentary video projects focus on the extraordinary complexity one can encounter in familiar and everyday environments. This exhibit includes videos and essays about Humboldt Bay’s natural resource economy, its restoration and conservation initiatives, and its water and transportation infrastructure.
Aldaron Laird, an environmental planner and photographer, spent 130 days walking, kayaking, exploring, and mapping 102 miles of Humboldt Bay shoreline. His photos portray vistas from his walkabout as part of a study examining sea level rise and its impacts on Humboldt Bay.
This special exhibit is presented in conjunction with Arcata Bay’s Oyster Festival on Saturday June 20. Don’t miss the annual celebration of Humboldt Bay oysters with restaurateurs, volunteers, merchants, and visitors indulging in local food, drink,
music, and art.
Explore Humboldt Bay/ Explora la Bahía
Interested in exploring Humboldt Bay while paddling a kayak or from the deck of a motor boat? Baykeeper has partnered with the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center and the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District to offer tours covering a variety of topics on Humboldt Bay. Thanks to a grant from the California Coastal Conservancy, our staff and docents lead tours in Spanish and English. Boat tours are for ages 8 and older. Space is limited and reservations are required.
Upcoming motor boat tours with the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District are scheduled for 9:30 to 11 a.m. on these dates:
Friday, July 17
Saturday, August 15
Saturday, September 26
Saturday, October 10
Stay tuned for additional tours, including kayaking on Elk River and hikes along Eureka’s Hikshari’ Trail. Bay Explorations tours are fun, informative excursions on and along Humboldt Bay led by knowledgeable volunteer docents trained in ecology and history of the bay and its inhabitants. Getting out on the Bay and the Coastal Trail are great ways to spend a morning with family or friends, not to mention the best opportunity to see first-hand the waves and wildlife that make this place special.