Humboldt Steelhead Days


Humboldt Steelhead Days is a winter celebration of “All Things Steelhead!” A 3 day event to promote river restoration and recovery of Humboldt’s iconic winter steelhead populations.

Day 1: Pint Night at Mad River Brewery

Join us at the kickstart of our HSD weekend! We'll be sharing information about our programs, events, and upcoming volunteer opportunities!
Mad River Brewery will be donating to Humboldt Steelhead Days during this night of great music and even better beers. So come out and drink while you donate!
• Live music!

• Win prizes!  50-50 raffles, silent auction items
• Humboldt Steelhead Days Hoodies, Hats, Patches, Stickers for sale

Day 2: Restoration Tours and Workshops

Tour 1: Powers Creek Riparian Enhancement Project Tour - $10 (kids free)

Tour 2: Green Diamond Property Tour - $10 (kids free)

Workshop 1: Introduction to Fly Fishing - adults $10 • kids $5

Workshop 2: Beginners Steelhead Fishing

Day of registration will be $2 more. Purchasing tickets early on our website helps us assure we have all of the materials needed for the quantity of participants. Also joining us will be CDFW and NOAA with information and activities at Mad River Brewery in sunny Blue Lake!

Day 2 Continued: Wild Reverence Film Showing

Did you miss your chance to see the film in Arcata last year? Well your chance to see it is here! And it's FREE!
We will be showing the film from 3:30-5 pm at Mad River Brewery in Blue Lake • Viewing is free!
This film is about chronicling the plight of the wild steelhead along the west coast of America.

Day 3: River Clean-up

The next Mad River Clean Up will be held on Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 from 10am to 1pm. Meet at the Logger Bar at 9:30am where coffee and bagels will be provided.

The Conservation Committee’s goal is to organize safe and educational river clean-ups to work towards improving quality of life in the community. We encourage community members to volunteer their time to leave a direct and positive impact on their watershed. Community members will be able to see first-hand the trash littering their watershed and the impacts of cleaning it up. The Mad River is the source of drinking water for approximately 65% of Humboldt County’s population and is a symbol of health in our community. It also provides habitat for numerous natural communities.

Clean-up begins at 10 am. Please arrive 15 minutes early so that tools can be dispersed and clean-up locations can be assigned. Gloves, bags, and buckets will be provided. Wear protective clothing and closed toe shoes. Coffee and bagels will be available for volunteers at the Logger Bar.

Sponsors and donors are always welcome to participate in future Mad River Alliance clean ups to help us pay for clean up equipment; such as pick up sticks, gloves, and dumpster rentals needed for our dedicated group of volunteers. Your company will be recognized and thanked profusely in all social media for your generous donation. You donate and we'll do all the work!

The more volunteers we can get involved, the bigger the dumpster we can get and the more trash we can pull out of the watershed!

From Mad River Alliance: Contact for more info., on how you can participate or donate.
For clean up site suggestions, visit:

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Day 3 Continued: Chili Cookoff

If you enjoy cooking, chili and local competition, then you’ll love the chili cook-off fundraiser! We are asking community members to cook up their best batch of chili and enter into our fundraiser for future river clean-ups. 

Cost of entry is free!

Cost of tasting is $5. All proceeds go towards future river clean-ups.

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