ENC Coastal Cleanup
Explore North Coast with the Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) held a coastal cleanup paddle at Tuluwat Island on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Around 14 people with canoes, sea kayaks, and sit-on-top kayaks met at 9 a.m. in the parking lot/boat ramp under the Samoa Bridge in Eureka.
With bags and trash-picking implements provided by the NEC, The group launched in the foggy morning on Humboldt Bay and paddled towards the island. While quite a bit of trash was gathered, there seemed less than last year’s amount — a hopeful sign. Some of the items on this venture were … another Christmas ornament, a golf cart, some tires, a nice but unsalvageable Carhartt jacket, lengths of irrigation tubing, the random tire, a bottle of Miracle Whip, and other flotsam and jetsam. The whole booty was picked up and removed courtesy of Hog Island Oyster Co.
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Many thanks to The Wiyot Tribe, the Northcoast Environmental Center, Hog Island Oyster Co., John Ash, Architect, all of our participants, and our hosts Brian and Lena.