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Shelter Cove Boat Launch - NEW HOURS OF OPERATION STARTING APRIL 15, 2019

Click here for rates and more information about current and future District operations at this location and other Shelter Cover amenities and services.

Operations: The Harbor District maintains and operates the public boat launching facility at Shelter Cove.
The District’s tractor boat launch service plans to operate 7 days a week from 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM (WEATHER PERMITTING). Please call before you go to ensure the launch will be open:  (707) 273-2672.

Commerce, Recreation, and Conservation

Humboldt County's tidelands, bays, and estuaries have unique and diverse management needs. The Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District was created in 1973 to address these needs. The District oversees planned development of the harbors and ports within its boundaries, as well as protection of the natural resources located here. It is a countywide agency with permit jurisdiction over all tide, submerged and other lands granted to the District, including all of Humboldt Bay. For more info please visit our District overview page.

New Aquaculture Lease at Redwood Marine Terminal II

Click here for related documents.  The Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District is excited to announce a new lease with California Marine Investments, LLC (a subsidiary of Nordic Aquafarms) for 30-acres of the Redwood Marine Terminal II facility on the Samoa Peninsula for a potential land-based aquaculture project.  The Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the lease at a Special Meeting held on February 11, 2019, however it was made clear during the meeting that the lease is merely the first stage in the process for the potential project.  There will be an extensive period of community engagement and regulatory review before the project is ultimately given the green light.  Additional Information will be released as it becomes available.  Lynette Mullen is Community Outreach Contact for Nordic Aquafarms and can be reached at (707) 845-0467.

Humboldt Alert System Sign up

The new Humboldt Alert System is here!

If you signed up for notifications through VESTA Alert previously, you will need to sign up with Humboldt ALERT to continue your notifications. The former system will NOT transfer all your information over to the new system.

Humboldt ALERT allows the Office of Emergency Services to contact thousands of residents in minutes, so you can find out about an emergency right away using methods that you choose, such as email, phone, and text message.