The Humboldt Housing and Homeless Coalition will conduct a Point-in-Time count of people experiencing homelessness, during the morning of Wednesday, January 26, 2022. Volunteers are needed to help get as accurate a count as possible. Call 2-1-1 and staff can help you sign up, or visit the website: humboldt.pointintime.info to sign up...
The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services will host five regional virtual meetings, to gather input for the Mental Health Services Act Update. All meetings are via Zoom from noon to 1:30 p.m. The next meetings are for Eastern Humboldt on Wednesday, Jan. 12th ; and for Northern Humboldt on Wednesday, Jan. 19th. For more information about the meetings or to RSVP, Email: M H S A comments (at) C O (dot) humboldt (dot) ca (dot) us or call 1-707-441-3770.
Experts are featured in a Living With Fire lecture series via Zoom, presented by Friends of the Lost Coast, in partnership with the BLM King Range. Three lectures with Q&A are scheduled for January 11th, 18th, and 26th, from 6 to 7 p.m. each day. The Living With Fire series showcases a broad range of topics, from traditional use of fire to modern perspectives, plus helpful tips for making local wild-lands Fire safe. Visit the website: www.lostcoast.org for more information. You can also find zoom links on the Friends of the Lost Coast Facebook page...
Join your hosts Rochelle and Leann on the next KMUD Book Club as they talk about “The Red Tent” by Anita Diamant. This is a re-telling of the Bible story of Jacob and his wives through the eyes of Dinah, his only daughter. Just read or listen to the book, The Red Tent, then you can call in and share your thoughts on Thursday, January 27 at 5:00pm.
KMUD Community Radio is seeking local filmmakers for their upcoming Film Festival that will begin on March 13th. Mendocino, Humboldt, Trinity and Del Norte County film makers of shorts and full lengths of any genre, can send clips, trailers, and full length features on a flash drive or hard copy to: Lisa Luv, care of K M U D, p.o. box 135 Redway, CA 95560. For more information and to enter digitally, send a sharable file to: [email protected]. The Deadline for submissions is February 9th…
As part of the Clean California initiative, Caltrans will fund local beautification projects in with Clean California grants. Applications for grants of up to $5 million dollars are now available. Cities, counties, transit agencies, tribal governments and other governmental entities can submit proposals to address trash and debris and beautify public spaces. Caltrans will consider grant projects that beautify an area through landscaping, or facilitate cultural connections and civic pride within a community. Learn more or apply online at: cleancalifornia.com
There is a new grant opportunity for public agencies and non-profits, for maintenance and improvement of the Humboldt Bay Trail. Proposed projects must either: • contribute to funds • Broaden community involvement • Enhance public safety and comfort. Potential projects include stewardship, events, encouraging participation by under-represented groups, or other activities consistent with the Trail Fund priorities. Applications for Grant awards from $500 to $10,000 dollars are due by 5 p.m. on February 3rd, 2022. Larger requests may be considered. More information is online at : hcaog.net/announcements You can learn more and donate to fund the Trail at Humboldt County’s website: Humboldt Bay Trail Information.
The County of Humboldt is seeking to contract with a Firewise Coordinator to assist the communities of Salmon Creek and Benbow in achieving Firewise® status. The Coordinator will work with County and CAL FIRE staff, fire department representatives, and residents to fulfill the requirements of the Firewise USA® Program including wildfire risk assessments and multi-year action plans that address the risks identified. A Request for Proposals is open until January 18, 2022 for this limited-term, contracted position, expected to begin in February and continue through April 22, 2022. To apply, visit the website: humboldtgov.org/firesafecouncil
The County of Humboldt is seeking to contract one or more Wildfire Mitigation Coordinators as part of a grant-funded Coordination Team, to increase capacity and partnerships among local wildfire mitigation groups in service of the Humboldt County Community Wildfire Protection Plan. A Request for Proposals is open until January 31st, 2022 for one or more limited-term, contracted positions. Work is expected to begin March 2022 and continue through March 2023. For more information, please view the Request for Proposals online at: humboldtgov.org/firesafecouncil
The work of these three letterpress artists is on display at Partners Gallery, in Mendocino’s historic Beacon Building, January 6 to March 6, 2022. Receptions for the artists will be on Second Saturdays of January and February. The exhibit kicks off BAM!—Book Arts Mendocino!—a concurrent festival of Book Arts on the Mendocino coast. Find BAM! events at: www.tinyurl.com/bam2022 For more information, visit www.partnersgallery.com
The Jardin Santuario Community Garden in Arcata serves immigrants in ancestral Wiyot territory. If you came here from somewhere else, you are an immigrant to “Goo-Dee-Nee” (Goudi’ni), but all are welcome at the corner of 11th and F Streets in Arcata for multi-cultural community work days on Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Right now, Cooperation Humboldt and Centro del Pueblo are raising funds to build a greenhouse, and could win a matching grant. Please donate by going to Cooperation Humboldt on Facebook. Or search for j-a-r-d-i-n at: seed money.org
SoHum Health is organizing a winter clothing drive to support local people in need. Donations of new and gently used winter clothing, blankets, and sleeping bags are being collected at bins in Garberville: outside the Jerald Phelps Hospital Emergency Room, at the Garberville Pharmacy, and at Ray’s Food Place. Of greatest need are winter coats and wool socks. Donations will be distributed to the local homeless population to help them weather the winter, as part of SoHum Health’s new Program to help people overcome behavioral health challenges. For more info, call 707-923-3921