The Watershed Heroes are almost here!

On Saturday July 26th, 2014, the new Watershed Heroes exhibit at Sequoia Park Zoo will open to the public for the first time. Zoo members get a sneak preview at 9am, and the Zoo will open as usual to general admission at 10am, with a ribbon cutting at 10:30. We at the Zoo Foundation are so excited that this, our biggest animal project ever, is finally almost ready!

The Watershed Heroes story started back in 2010, when we submitted a grant proposal to the California Department of Parks & Recreation, right after our last Association of Zoos and Aquariums accreditation. It seems fitting that we should be opening the exhibit as we approach our next accreditation cycle next year.

Sauvignon Blanc? Mais Oui!


From our friends at Sun Valley Floral Farms:

First Annual Humboldt Sauvignon Release Party


June 20, 4-7pm  •  Humboldt Bay Tourism Center, Eureka CA




Humboldt Famous for Sauvignon Blanc?



Taste for yourself at the First Annual Humboldt Sauvignon Blanc Release Party  on Friday, June 20th 4-7pm! The event is being held at Taste inside the Humboldt Bay Tourism Center at 205 G Street in Old Town Eureka. Two of the county’s most recognized producers of wine from Humboldt grapes, Briceland Vineyards and Winnett Vineyards are joined by the newest Humboldt winery, Sun Valley Vineyards in hosting the event.  The three wineries are partnering with Aqua-Rodeo Farms to pair fresh Humboldt Bay oysters with 100% Humboldt Grown Sauvignon Blanc to celebrate the 2013 release.

Humboldt Made Event Guide: Gift Giving

Wow, do we have it good here! No self-respecting Humboldt locavore should have to step foot in a big box store to get what they need for their next big event! We have an abundance of artisan quality, locally made products perfect for giving to the bride, groom, graduate, mom, dad, hubby or other special someone who's on your gift-giving radar. Here to walk us through the finer points of giving a Humboldt Made gift is local event planner and gift concierge Jodie Marynowski who (among other things) is known for arranging beautiful redwood crates full of locally made products. Jodie's company, JB Maryn, is a blessing to all of us who are out of time or inspiration. As the JB Maryn motto goes, "If you're out of time, use mine!"

Blacksmithing, The Art of Plastic



Plastic Arts are an art form which involve the physical manipulation of a plastic medium.



Humboldt Made Event Guide: Monica Topping Rocks Our World

Photo credit: Bob Doran

Monica Topping knows how to get things done. A Rutabaga Queen as well as former board member for Kinetic Universe and Six Rivers Planned Parenthood, member of the North Star Quest Camp for Girls organizing group, founder of Rock Chick Designs and mother of a toddler, she currently fills her free hours (hah!) as coordinator for North Coast Open Studios and Member Liaison for KHSU. With Open Studios coming up over the next two weekends, we corralled her into taking a few moments to talk about what makes Humboldt County such a special place for big events and what it takes to throw a successful one.