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Environmental Stewardship

E.C.O. Eureka is a branch of the City of Eureka’s environmental program.


In 2016, the environmental services division for the City of Eureka re-branded to encompass environmental and conservation opportunities for Eureka. Better known as E.C.O. Eureka.  Under this design, E.C.O. Eureka took on the existing roles of environmental services, which include waste services and development of the Eureka Waterfront Trail. E.C.O. Eureka also expanded to focus on community outreach and environmental education, community cleanups, special waste diversion programs, and hosting special events. Help promote sustainable lifestyle habits, clean and protect the beautiful land and marine ecosystems that surround Eureka, or help with our educational outreach campaigns.

Volunteer Your Time

Click the Clock icon to go to the volunteer application.

  • Join E.C.O. Eureka throughout the year at a variety of community clean ups including the Eureka Trash Bash! To stay updated be sure to like page.

  • Bring your neighborhood together for their own event. Arrange a trash cleanup in your neighborhood (E.C.O. Eureka can help with supplies and resources) A fun way to get outside and help clean the community while connecting with your neighbors and coworkers!

  • Help support the Redwood Region Audubon Society (RRAS) team by becoming a volunteer. RRAS advocates for local conservation efforts to protect wildlife by sponsoring educational field trips, monthly presentations, and events, initiating local campaigning for bird friendly communities/yards, and implementing habitat improvement plans. Contact volunteer coordinator Susan Penn at (707) 672-3346 or visit RRAS Volunteer Page

Voice Your Opinion

Click the Voice icon to go to see upcoming city meetings.

  • Provide feedback and suggestions on topics that you think are important to conserve Eureka’s environment (email:

  • We want to hear from you! Write op-eds for the E.C.O. Eureka newsletter or send in eco-related questions for the E.C.O. team to answer in the next newsletter.

  • Check us out on social media! Stay updated on E.C.O. events and news by following us on Facebook at: E.C.O. Eureka.

Invest in Your Community

Click the Invest icon to go to find out ways to donate.

  • Investing in E.C.O. Eureka helps support city-wide resources that keep our community clean and healthy! ​

  • Donate your goods! Part of our commitment to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle is to reduce purchasing new items by reusing other ones. Donate your gently used items to the following E.C.O. Eureka & C.A.P.E. collection programs so that we may share them with the community or recycle them.  Depending on the time of year we collect: books, Halloween costumes, and tableware (cups, plates, cutlery). 

Interested in learning more? Please click here to contact Empower Eureka!

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