Next week’s meeting of the McKinleyville Community Services District Board of Directors looks like it could be a sleepy one, but you never know.
A full meeting packet is available for download at the MCSD’s website at: http://www.mckinleyvillecsd.com/
Among the items on the agenda is a new “right of entry” agreement with the McKinleyville Skate Park Committee. This would give the non-profit two more years to come up with the money and build the skate park at Pierson Park near the Sheriff’s Office.
The MCSD will also consider hiring a consultant for as much as $36,000 to study ways to bring the district in compliance with new standards for copper in its treated wastewater.
The meeting starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 16 at Azalea Hall, 1620 Pickett Road, McKinleyville.
From Troy Nicolini of the NWS:
You may recall the media flurry when Dr. Johnstone published his work back in January. Well, he is coming to the North Coast to present his findings. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about how this impacts the region.
When: Wednesday, June 16 between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m.
Where: National Weather Service office. 300 Startare Drive, Woodley Island, Eureka
POC: Troy Nicolini 707-443-0574 ex223
Dr. James Johnstone’s work is titled “Climatic context and ecological implications of summer fog decline in the coast redwood region.” The work was published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science in January 2010. Dr. Johnstone is a climate analyst with the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, with the Climate Impacts Group at the University of Washington. His work has several important implications for the ecology of the Redwood region and the food web dynamics for this portion of the Pacific ocean. Several species of fish, birds, and mammals managed by local agencies are influenced by the climate connections described by Dr. Johnstone. The abstract and a link to Dr. Johnstone’s website are listed below.
The raw press release:
The Event: A ceremony to celebrate the formal designation of the Hammond Trail as a portion of the California Coastal Trail
1. Remarks by community leaders and trail supporters
2. Ceremonial installation of California Coastal Trail insignia
3. Food and drinks
4. A chance to view some of the Hammond Trail’s new interpretive signs (developed by RCAA and local artist Gary Bloomfield), enjoy time on the trail, and share ideas for trail expansion
Location: North end of the Hammond Trail near the south Clam Beach parking lot
(near intersection of Highway 101 and Central Avenue in McKinleyville)
Time and Date: 10:00 to 10:45 a.m., Saturday, June 12, 2010
Sponsors: County of Humboldt
California Coastal Conservancy
Redwood Community Action Agency (RCAA)