Arcata in the News

Thu, Apr 24, 2014

Compete with other California cities and shrink Arcata's carbon footprint

Arcata is vying for the title of "Coolest California City" against 10 other cities in the Cool California City Challenge sponsored by Energy Upgrade California. Sign up for Team Arcata today at http://coolcalifornia.org/community-challenge and start cutting carbon emissions by bicycling or switching to CFL lightbulbs. The winning city receives prize money to cut its carbon emissions even further. The competition runs from April 1 through August 31. Sign up today and start saving energy! 

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Compete with other California cities and shrink Arcata's carbon footprint
Thu, Apr 24, 2014

Bring your old medicines and medical sharps to Saturday's free Rx roundup

Bring those old pills that are cluttering your medicine cabinet to the Saturday, April 26 Medication Round Up at Humboldt Waste Management Authority's Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 1059 West Hawthorne Street in Eureka. Workers will accept unused prescription and non-prescription medicines in original bottles with patient's name crossed out and medical sharps in red biohazard containers from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at no charge. Call HWMA at (707) 441-2005 for more information.

See the medication round up flier
Bring old meds to HWMA's medication roundup on Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Come to a neighborhood meeting on Arcata's Bicycle Boulevard

Find out more about the proposed Arcata Bicycle Boulevards on 10th Street and I Street. The City's Public Works Department and Transportation Safety Committee invite everyone to a neighborhood meeting on Thursday, April 24 at 4:30 p.m. at Arcata City Hall's Council Chamber. Bicycle commuters, drivers, neighbors and neighboring businesses are encouraged to attend. Bring your questions and comments. See the ABB webpages or call the Public Works Department at (707) 822-5957 for more information.

More on the Arcata Bicycle Boulevard
Come to a neighborhood meeting on Arcata's Bicycle Boulevard, 4/24/14
Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Build a nature trail at Arcata Elementary School on Saturday, April 26

Join Arcata Elementary School families and build the school's first nature interpretive trail at Sunset Creekon Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers meet at 9 a.m. at Arcata Elementary School at 2400 Baldwin Street, Arcata. Be sure to wear work clothes and closed-toe shoes or boots. Build something kids will enjoy for generations to come! For more information, call (707) 825-2163 or email eservices@CityofArcata.org.

More about Saturday's volunteer work day
Build a nature trail at Arcata Elementary School on Saturday, April 26
Sat, Apr 19, 2014

Saturday's Janes Creek work day a success, thanks to 36 volunteers

AmeriCorps, Humboldt State University's Natural Resources Club and Chi Phi Fraternity, Girl Scout Troop 90006, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the US Fish and Wildlife Service and Humboldt Fish Action Council were well represented on Saturday with 36 volunteers working hard at Janes Creek. Everyone pitched in to lay out and stake 300 feet of fabric and plant over 300 native plants and willow sprigs to shade out reed canary grass along the creek.Thank you to Doug Kelly for grilling burgers for everyone, to David Lam and Toni Longley for organizing the day and to the rain for holding off until most of the work was done.

Read about the next volunteer work day
Saturday's Janes Creek work day a success, thanks to 36 volunteers