Arcata in the News
The City of Arcata will receive two new, 35’ foot clean diesel transit buses in April 2014. These buses will replace two of our 12-year-old buses that have fulfilled their required lifecycles. The new buses feature the latest safety equipment, clean air technology and a more modern Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) styling. The City successfully obtained approximately $1 million in Public Transportation Modernization, Improvement and Service Enhancement Account (PTMISEA) grant funds for this bus replacement project.
Congratulations to Mark Wheetley, Arcata's new Mayor, and Michael Winkler, our new Vice-Mayor. Both were elected by the City Council to their new roles at a special Council meeting on Tuesday, December 10. In keeping with Arcata's Municipal Code, the Council elects a Mayor and Vice-Mayor from among its members at a special meeting each December. Both the Mayor and Vice-Mayor fulfill the duties of those offices for one year.
Before pouring anything into the street gutter or down the storm drain, remember that stormwater flows directly into creeks and Humboldt Bay. Your Environmental Services Department reminds you to let only rain go down the storm drain. Please put pet waste in the trash. Take used motor oil to Franklin's Service on Heindon Road in Arcata, and any unwanted pesticides, cleaners and paint thinners to the Humboldt Waste Management Authority's household hazardous waste facility at 1059 West Hawthorne Street in Eureka. Click here for more stormwater pollution prevention.How to let only rain down the storm drain
The City sends out a huge thank you to the 11 hardy souls from the Friends of the Arcata Marsh and the California Conservation Corps who braved the cold to dig out English ivy, teasel, cotoneaster and coyote brush from different parts of the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Thank you for improving the ecosystem at the Marsh!More about Saturday's volunteer work day
Want to give a gift to a loved one and the planet at the same time? Consider the gift of carbon offsets from Arcata Community Forest's Jacoby Creek/Barnum Tract, available now from TerraPass.com. For just $13.12 per metric ton, you reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases equal to a roundtrip flight from SFO to JFK or driving a midsize car 2,000 miles. Call (707) 822-8184 for more information or visit www.TerraPass.com/shop/Arcata.More about Arcata Community Forest carbon offsets