Humboldt supervisors approve pilot project using Eureka biosolids
EUREKA- A pilot project to use Eureka biosolids at the sheriff's farm in Fortuna is moving forward.
The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to approve the use of city manufactured biosolids as an amendment to grow hay. The issue was brought before the board after community concerns that the biosolids and enhanced hay operation would attract unwanted wildlife to the sheriff's farm on Rohnerville Airport Property. If wildlife were to increase in the area, it could affect aircraft traffic. At Tuesday's meeting representatives with the county and city said they will monitor wildlife during the year long test project, while studying the impact of biosolids on the land.
"We'll do a small area and then through the period of time after the application we'll be checking for how it is effecting the area, what are the positives, what are the negatives, and then we'll come to a final conclusion and then decide where we'll go," said Bruce Young, director of public works with the City of Eureka.