The Humboldt County Association of Governments (HCAOG), in collaboration with Redwood Community Action Agency (RCAA), has developed a regional “prioritization tool” for examining the complex needs to get kids to school safely in Humboldt County.
Eureka's Grant and Alice Birney Elementary Schools recognized at the state level for their successful work around Safe Routes to Schools!
HumPAL, in collaboration with the Humboldt County DHHS Public Health Branch, facilitated a workshop on October 27th, 2012 at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center to help grassroots community groups share success stories and learn new skills to move their community projects forward. Participants were given the opportunity to network and learn about policy change, visual story telling, how to work with elected officials, ways to use media to get messages out, progress of the Jefferson School Community Center and much more.
A successful bike rodeo was held at the Ferndale Children's Center on September 29th, 2012 to give kids an opportunity to practice and learn bicycle safety skills. The rodeo offered a free bicycle check, helmet fitting instructions and provided free helmets to children who completed a bicycle skills course.
HumPAL is working in conjunction with the California SRTS Technical Assistance Resource Center (TARC) to develop content for a resource guide that California's rural communities and small town can use to develop and implement successful SRTS programs given local constraints.
Listen to Happy Trails with HumPAL's own Emily Sinkhorn on KHUM (104.3,104.7 FM and streaming live on the web at KHUM.com)
The Volunteer Trail Stewards began Summer 2010 as a pilot project for both the Hammond and Cooper Gulch Park in Eureka. They have evolved into two groups, one on the Hammond and the other at the Friends of the Dunes’ Stamps Nature Center trails, with plans to expand to new areas. Both groups tend the trails and can make online reports that are used for planning next work efforts.