Delia Bense-Kang

Delia Bense-Kang is the Marine Protected Area Outreach Coordinator for the Northcoast Environmental Center, as well as the Chair of the Surfrider Foundation Humboldt Chapter. Born and raised in Arcata and a graduate of HSU, she has a strong connection to the local community. A life long love of surfing has contributed to her deep appreciation and vested interest in the North Coast. Delia enjoys bringing coastal news to the community and engaging people in protecting and enhancing the coast. 

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Delia Bense-Kang

Underwater parks, called Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), are important for the protection and improvement of our ocean's health. The MPA Collaborative Network began from a grassroots stakeholder driven effort. Delia Bense-Kang, MPA Coordinator with the NEC, talks with Calla Allison, Director of the MPA Collaborative Network, about how the network was started, current projects, and what the future holds. This unique network is a shining example of how local expertise can provide guidance at a statewide level.


  Zero Waste is a goal and a plan. Locally, Zero Waste Humboldt (ZWH) takes on challenges in progressing toward a Zero Waste future. Alec Howard, ZWH board member, discusses the Zero Waste Action Plan Draft, pedal powered composting, and how to live a zero waste lifestyle. Hosted by Delia Bense-Kang, MPA Coordinator for the Northcoast Environmental Center and Chair of Humboldt Surfrider.