Celebrate Success!

We would like to take a moment and acknowledge the amazing support and dedication our volunteers and community members put into Eureka. Showing up for our neighbors, our community, and our planet is the greatest ways to show you care! 

Neighborhood Beautification: Eureka Live Art Walls

The City of Eureka and the Ink People collaborated to create the Eureka Live Art Walls. Public street art projects of this scale are more often seen in larger cities. A dynamic way to enliven and revitalize space, this outdoor art gallery features rotating work each month, allowing for artists to try and recognizing that art is truly a work in progress. The wall reduces vandalism by giving artists the chance to create complex pieces rather than quickly done tags or throw-ups. From stencils to wildstyle (styles of street art) This back to back style wall east of M Street and Waterfront Drive boosts almost 500 feet of paintings, all made by volunteers. Below are just a few examples of art on the wall. Check back for new work often. If you are or know artists interested in painting on the wall, please contact us at eurekaliveartwalls@gmail.com

E.C.O. Eureka and Empower Eureka tabled at the Sequoia Park Zoo's celebration on Earth day. The Zoo pulled in 3,838 visitors to celebrate Earth Day! Those who stopped by our duo booths participated in an E.C.O. scavenger hunt that highlighted the various ways the Sequoia Park Zoo is earth friendly. They also took a pledge with Empower Eureka in how they help make Eureka a better place to call home.

Waterfront Trail Work Day

The Inauguration of the Waterfront Trail Work Day was a hit! On the third Saturday of each month volunteers will have the opportunity to get out and help maintain the Eureka Waterfront Trail. Join the new Eureka Waterfront Trail North Trail Stewards meet us at X street (in front of the Blue Ox mill) between 9 and 11am for the next work day. The focus will be removing any trash and doing other maintenance related activities. Please bring your own water. We have some gloves but bring your own if you wish. New volunteers are always welcome! Rain or shine, we'll be there! For more info contact Dennis Houghton at, dbhedm@gmail.com.

Environmental Stewardship: Invasive Plant Removal & Native Replant

E.C.O. Eureka and Empower Eureka partnered with the California Conservation Corps to remove invasive ivy and blackberry at Cooper Gulch park on Saturday, April 21! The day was a great success with a variety of volunteers including; Humboldt Bay Fire, Target Volunteer Team, and dedicated community members.

Environmental Stewardship: Invasive Plant Removal

E.C.O. Eureka and Empower Eureka partnered with the Redwood Region Audubon Society to remove invasive Scotch Broom at the Wigi Wetlands on Saturday, April 7! THANK YOU to all the wonderful Environmental Stewardship volunteers who showed up for our invasive plant removal. With your help, we removed 1,200 lbs of invasive Scotch Broom, and cleaned 2,180 lbs of trash!

Environmental Stewardship: Invasive Plant Removal

E.C.O. Eureka and Empower Eureka partnered with the Redwood Region Audubon Society to remove invasive Scotch Broom at the Wigi Wetlands on Saturday, May 5! THANK YOU to all the wonderful Environmental Stewardship volunteers who showed up for our invasive plant removal we noticed major improvements since our last visit a month earlier. With your help, we removed 1,680 lbs of invasive Scotch Broom, and cleaned 480 lbs of trash!

Empower Eureka Representing at the Fourth of July!

Empower Eureka showed our support for our community by attending the Fourth of July Festival in Old Town Eureka! We were there all day making the connections with you, our community members. As one of the largest gatherings our community has we hope to have met you. Show your support for your community in return by joining the volunteer movement in a way that involves you!

Party for the Planet 2018