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    |    Canoe the Slough    |    Lay of the Land     |    Volunteer Days  |    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. 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. FREE. No RSVP necessary, unless otherwise indicated.

Thanks to everyone that joined us for fun walks in 2018. Please check back for more interpretive walks in the spring of 2019.

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Directions: Freshwater Farms Reserve, 5851 Myrtle Avenue in Freshwater (0.3 miles southwest of 3 Corners Market)


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.  

2019 Date: TBD - Thanks to all who joined us in 2018!

Fee: $45
Contact: Beth Bray
Phone: 707-822-2242
 


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.


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: 
​September 30, 2018 10am-12pm at Martin Slough
November 3, 2018 10am-12pm at Freshwater Farms Reserve

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


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.

October 13, 2018 - 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Annual Celebration, Fortuna River Lodge: Celebrate land conservation at our annual gathering at the Fortuna River Lodge. A delicious local meal, live auction and other entertainment will be included in the festivities. Tickets are $75 per person. 

November 15, 2018 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Pint Night, Lost Coast Brewery Taproom: Please join us for a fun evening featuring live music by Dogbone. Featuring a fun raffle and fresh popcorn!

December 14, 2018 - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Holiday Party, NRLT Office: Join landowners, conservation specialists, board members, advisors, staff and our members as we celebrate the holidays.

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