Arcata in the News

Tue, Apr 21, 2015

Build a trail in the Arcata Community Forest this Saturday, April 25

Join the Humboldt Trails Council's Volunteer Trail Stewards and the Environmental Services Department as they pave the way for Water Tank Trail construction in the Sunny Brae Tract of the Arcata Community Forest this Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Margaret Lane trailhead concrete steps, up from the corner of Margaret and Buttermilk Lanes. Please wear a long sleeve shirt, work pants and boots and bring rain gear and water. Tools, gloves, snacks and beverages will be provided. Everyone is welcome! Call (707) 825-2163 or email for more information.

More about Saturday's volunteer work day
Build a trail in the Arcata Community Forest this Saturday, April 25
Fri, Jan 30, 2015

How much do you know about stormwater pollution?

Help the North Coast Stormwater Coalition take their pollution prevention program to the next level by taking their Stormwater Survey. Take the survey online at or pick up a paper copy at Arcata City Hall's Environmental Services Department. Your input can make the world of a difference to the creatures that share our creeks and bays.

Read more about the 2015 Stormwater Survey
Take the 2015 North Coast Stormwater Coalition's Stormwater Survey
Sun, Jan 11, 2015

Foster Avenue Extension and Arcata Rails with Trails construction begins

Construction on the Foster Avenue Extension and Arcata Rails with Trails construction projects began on Wednesday, April 15. Construction for both projects will take place between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays. Both projects are anticipated to be completed by October 15, weather permitting. Click here for work locations, traffic detours and project updates. Please follow all traffic control measures around the work sites, and contact the City's Public Works Department at (707) 822-5957 for more information.

More on the Foster Avenue Extension and Rails with Trails construction
Ground broken on Foster Avenue Extension and Rails with Trails projects
Fri, Apr 24, 2015

City offices close briefly on Thursday, April 30, for employee recognition ceremony

City offices will be closed Thursday afternoon, April 30, from 11:45 a.m. for the City employee recognition ceremony. Offices will reopen at 2:15 p.m.

Arcata City offices closed Thursday, April 30 from 11:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Wed, Apr 22, 2015

Watch a video on the newly completed Arcata Bicycle Boulevard

The City of Arcata is pleased to announce the completion of the Arcata Bicycle Boulevards (ABB) on 10th and I Streets in the downtown area. The Bicycle Boulevards create more bicycle-friendly routes to popular downtown destinations and encourage more bicycle travel within Arcata. Come and ride the ABB with us on Sunday, May 3, 2015, during the Bike Rodeo event. ABB rides are available at 10 and 11 a.m. Check out this new video outlining the Bicycle Boulevards' features. 

More on the Arcata Bicycle Boulevard
Arcata Bicycle Boulevards officially complete. Take a test ride today!