Seed Exchange Added to Free Compost Event

In addition to being able to pick up free compost, you can now pick up some seeds.

You already knew that we are offering free compost to help kick start your veggie garden this summer, but now we’ve added a seed exchange. Take some seeds, bring some seeds.

To take place in the event, all you need to do is show up with a shovel and container and take what you need. Compost is a nutritional amendment that helps supplement your soil so plants have all the nutrients they need to grow yummy fruits and vegetables.

Details:

  • July 4, 2020
  • 9AM – 1PM
  • At Recology in Samoa (555 Vance Avenue)
  • There will also be a seed exchange. Bring some seeds, take some seeds.

This event is first come first served until we run out. Please bring your own shovel.

This is for residential use only – NO commercial use.

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Community Services Offices Re-Opening

Community Services offices at the Adorni Center will be open beginning Wednesday, July 1st, 9am-5pm Monday-Friday for business transactions, paying camp & preschool fees, etc.

The fitness facility is NOT open at this time.

Additionally, Little Saplings & Community Services offices will be closed Friday, July 3rd in observance of the 4th of July holiday.

Update: Summer Camps Returning

This update reflects a new link for registration.

Summer Day Camps return July 6 – August 7!

They will include Camp Cooper (application & referral base only) and Camp Muni. 

Our summer day camps will look a bit different this year.  Group sizes will be smaller to accommodate social distancing, campers and leaders will wear masks, and temperature checks for campers will take place at the start of the program each day.

Both camps will operate Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm and are for youth ages 5-12 years. Camp Muni will be $120/week for Eureka residents and $130/week for non-residents.  There will be no half-day option this year. 

You can register and/or download applications here. (new link)

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FREE Compost on Food Independence Day

What better day to declare your food independence than on the 4th of July?

We are offering free compost to help kick start your veggie garden this summer. All you need to do is show up with a shovel and container and take what you need. Compost is a nutritional amendment that helps supplement your soil so plants have all the nutrients they need to grow yummy fruits and vegetables.

Details:

  • July 4, 2020
  • 9AM – 1PM
  • At Recology in Samoa (555 Vance Avenue)
  • NEW! There will also be a seed exchange. Bring some seeds, take some seeds.

This event is first come first served until we run out. Please bring your own shovel.

This is for residential use only – NO commercial use.

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Eureka Waterfront Virtual 5K Run in June

Where: Resolution Run 5K course, Eureka Waterfront Trail south of Del Norte Street. If you haven’t run this course before, you’ll find a map at this link. The course along with start, finish, and mile markers is spray-painted in blue.

When: June 1 to June 30, 2020. Run as many times as you want! We recommend racing during lower trail use hours: mornings, evenings, or weekdays.

How: Please observe all social distancing guidelines. We want to make this a pleasant experience for all trail users. Time yourself. Send your results with your name, age, and gender to hrray707@gmail.com.

Why: It’s FREE!  And there are prizes!! All finishers will be entered in a random drawing. One entry per person, but you may submit as many results as you’d like.

Brought to you buy Eureka Community Services, Humboldt Redwoods Running Association for Youth, and Six Rivers Running Club.

 

 

 

Download a flyer here.

Summer Camps Returning

Summer Day Camps return July 6 – August 7!

They will include Camp Cooper (application & referral base only) and Camp Muni. 

Our summer day camps will look a bit different this year.  Group sizes will be smaller to accommodate social distancing, campers and leaders will wear masks, and temperature checks for campers will take place at the start of the program each day.

Both camps will operate Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm and are for youth ages 5-12 years. Camp Muni will be $120/week for Eureka residents and $130/week for non-residents.  There will be no half-day option this year. 

You can register and/or download applications here.

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Get Out & Play Day Canceled for 2020

Sadly, Eureka Community Services has made the difficult decision to cancel Get Out & Play Day 2020 due to the COVID-19 Corona Virus Pandemic.

The current Shelter In Place order does not allow large gatherings and information that the City has been receiving does not indicate that these events will be allowed in the next next months.

We’ll be posting some of our favorite Get Out & Play Day memories on social media and will share some activities that you can do for your own Get Out & Play Day.  We’d love to see pictures!  Stay tuned for more info.  We look forward to getting the community together again when it is safe to do so.

Press Release: Status Of Local CRV Buyback, Garbage, Household Hazardous Wastes and Recycling Activities in Humboldt County

Press release: EUREKA, CA –  Businesses that support waste handling activities in Humboldt County are identified as “critically essential” under the current Covid-19 pandemic.  Following local, state and federal declarations of emergency, Humboldt Sanitation, Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA) and Recology have each modified operational schedules and practices to ensure the dependability of core essential services. Our primary focus is maintaining curbside collection services and disposal of garbage generated at our local transfer stations by Humboldt residents. In order adequately staff our modified operations, we have had to temporarily suspend portions of our business that do not represent critical infrastructure and essential services.  CRV Buyback is one of those activities.

CRV buyback operations are typically very busy with close contact customer and employee interactions.  Risks of exposure to coronavirus exist through the direct physical handling of used CRV beverage containers and cash payments to customers.  Staff typically assigned to CRV are needed to support our modified operational schedules. There are also unusual obstacles in maintaining 6’ social distancing and ensuring face covering requirements.  Making certain that onsite safety guidelines are followed by the public is beyond the scope of our employee’s duties. Because of these conditions, and the fact that there are other avenues of collection recyclable materials, buyback centers were closed in March and will continue to be closed.

We are actively monitoring conditions as the State of California and local governments move to relax the Shelter-In-Place orders. Humboldt Sanitation, HWMA and Recology will accept CRV containers when and if conditions allow. As operators responsible for handling Humboldt’s garbage and recyclables, we are committed to an incremental phased return of our non-essential services, and one that ensures the health and safety of our customers and employees during the pandemic, consistent with guidelines issued by the State of California’s Resilience Roadmap and public health officials.

Curbside Collection Routes

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