Upcoming Events

Learn more about the Northcoast Regional Land Trust and the work they do in your community. Get out on the land - hike, paddle and explore!

Wetlands & Working Lands Interpretive Walks    |    Volunteer Days    |    Lay of the Land     |   Canoe the Slough   |    Other Fun Land Trust Gatherings!    |  

Wetlands & Working Lands Interpretive Walks

Put on some sturdy footwear and join the Northcoast Regional Land Trust  for a walk through the meadows, wetlands, and estuary of the Freshwater Farms Reserve and our Martin Slough property. Learn about the natural history of the bottomlands, and about the historic and current land use practices around the bay. Each walk features a special guest presenter covering a specific topic. Families are encouraged. Walk is approximately one mile over uneven terrain. Rain or Shine - dress appropriate for weather conditions. There can be standing water and saturated wetland soils, so rubber boots are recommended. Portable restrooms are available. No RSVP necessary, unless otherwise indicated.


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Directions: Freshwater Farms Reserve, 5851 Myrtle Avenue in Freshwater (0.3 miles southwest of 3 Corners Market) // Martin Slough, 900 Block of Pine Hill Road, Eureka

 Stewardship Volunteer Days

Freshwater Farms Reserve Nature Trail Stewardship Days: Join us at the Freshwater Nature Trail each month for a rewarding day of trail management and land stewardship. We meet in the Freshwater Nature Trail parking lot just south of the barn and then proceed out onto the trail. Please wear work appropriate clothing (closed toe shoes, gloves), and bring water. Tools are available for use. Visit the Humboldt Trails Council for a complete list of Trail Stewards sites (www.humtrails.org).

Martin Slough Stewardship Days: Join us at Martin Slough Conservation Property to help improve habitat for salmon and enhance agricultural land!

Upcoming Stewardship Dates: ​

August 10th- 2nd Annual Roll up your Sleeves up Work Day with Assembly Member Jim Wood

August 24th- BioBlitz and Stewardship Saturday at FWFR in collaboration with Friends of the Dunes

October 5th- Walk on the Wildside Interpretive Walk and Stewardship Day at FWFR

Contact: Karlee Jewell
Phone: 822-2242
Directions: Freshwater Farms Reserve, 5851 Myrtle Avenue in Freshwater (0.3 miles southwest of 3 Corners Market)
Directions: Martin Slough, 900 Block of Pine Hill Road, Eureka

Lay of the Land

Join the Land Trust and get the "Lay of the Land", a one-hour presentation that gives an overview on what we are doing to protect and enhance special places − our region’s farms, forests, rangelands, and natural areas. This event  is free and designed to introduce our community to the land trust model of conservation. In particular, the presentation highlights the Northcoast Regional Land Trust’s work – our mission, purpose, accomplishments, goals – and how you can get involved to help protect our wild and working lands.

Lay of the Land presentations are full of visually stimulating information and include a fun Google Earth tour of NRLT projects and a short documentary which shares stories about This Place We Call Home.

Lay of the Land presentations can done in our office or can be brought to you - at your home for a house party, to your place of work, to local schools,  to other non-profits or community organizations...we are open to all ideas. This presentation can also be formatted to fit your needs and time frame.

Contact: NRLT office
Phone: 822-2242
Email: Beth Bray
Directions: Land Trust office, 901 Samoa Blvd in Arcata (on the corner of Samoa and I Street).

Upcoming Lay of the Land Dates: None currently scheduled - Please contact our office if you would like to attend.

Canoe the Slough

Join naturalists and other supporters of the Northcoast Regional Land Trust on a paddle in kayaks or canoes through Humboldt Bay, Freshwater Slough and Freshwater Farms Reserve. This special interpretive paddle will allow you access to a network of beautiful slough channels and the majestic Humboldt Bay.  You will travel by tidal wetlands with herons and geese flying overhead.  

This five-mile paddle is not strenuous but requires sustained activity for the duration. Everyone welcome – families encouraged. All boats and gear will be provided by Humboats.  Dress warmly, bring water and a snack. Rain or Shine – severe weather cancels. Space is limited - RSVP necessary. RSVP with Brian at Humboats 443-5157 or brian@humboats.com.  

August 25th- Canoe the Slough 

September 22nd- Canoe the Slough and Sea Level Rise Tour

Fee: August - $55  September- $60
Contact: Beth Bray
Phone: 707-822-2242

Other Fun Land Trust Gatherings!

Join NRLT staff, advisors, board members and supporters at these fun community gatherings. Learn more about out work in conserving wild and working lands and celebrate your love of this place we call home.

September 7th- Intro into Birding at FWFR

September 25th- Pint Night at Redwood Curtain Brewing Co

October 12th-  2019 Annual Celebration at Fortuna River Lodge

November 6th- Volunteer Appreciation Event

November 20th- Pint Night at Mad River Brewery 

December 13th- NRLT Holiday Party


Contact: NRLT office
Phone: 822-2242
Email: Office