Arcata in the News

Thu, Apr 17, 2014

Half-staff flag honors high school students, adults of Orland bus crash

In honor of the high school students and adults on their way to Humboldt State University who lost their lives in the tragic bus crash on Interstate 5 near Orland on April 10, 2014, the Mayor has ordered all flags on City property be lowered to half-staff and kept at half-staff through HSU's family remembrance event and candlelight vigil, to be lowered at the end of the day on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Why is the flag at half-staff?
Half-staff flag honors high school students, adults of Orland bus crash
Thu, Apr 17, 2014

Kids, come to a Humboldt Green Week Eco-Assembly on Monday, April 21

Bring your green-minded kindergartner through fifth grader to a free Humboldt Green Week kids event on Monday, April 21 at 10 a.m. at the Arcata Community Center. The Green Week Eco-Assembly features presentations by the Humboldt Beekeepers Association, Cutting Edge Tree Service, Nature Joe and the City's own Bayside Park Farmers. Snacks will be provided by Wildberries Marketplace and kids can take home stickers and redwood saplings to green their own corner of the earth. 

Kids, come to a Humboldt Green Week Eco-Assembly on Monday, April 21
Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Plant willows, native plants at Janes Creek for Earth Day on Saturday, April 19

Celebrate Earth Day early! Join Humboldt State University's mighty Natural Resources Club, the Humboldt Fish Action Council, the AmeriCorps Watershed Stewards Program and the City's Environmental Services Department as they shade out invasive reed canary grass and plant native plants at Janes Creekon Saturday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers meet at 9 a.m. near Creative Mathematics at 4001 West End Road, about 1/2 mile northeast of the St. Louis Road roundabout. Be sure to wear work clothes and closed-toe shoes or boots. For more information, call (707) 825-2163 or email eservices@CityofArcata.org.

More about Saturday's volunteer work day
Plant willows, native plants at Janes Creek for Earth Day on Saturday, April 19
Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Sign up today for 10 weeks of summer fun with Arcata Recreation

Register your 4- to 14-year-old in up to 10 weeks of summer fun. Choose between 11 different summer camps, or combine half-day camps tailored to fuel your child's particular passions. This year's camp line up includes Dance Camp, Marsh Explorers Science Camp, Skate Camp, Art Camp, Redwood Theater Camp, Adventure Camp and more. Sign up early as popular camps fill quickly. Register online, go to www.CityofArcata.org/Rec, or stop by the Recreation office at City Hall.

Read about Arcata Recreation's summer camps
sign up today for 10 weeks of summer fun with Arcata Recreation
Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Thank you to Saturday's Janes Creek volunteers!

Nineteen amazing volunteers from AmeriCorps, the Humboldt Fish Action Council, HSU's Natural Resources Club, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and community members rolled out, trenched and staked 250 feet of geotextile fabric on a berm separating Janes Creek from the Galachi field near West End Road on Saturday. Roughly 250 willow sprigs were planted to improve the streamside ecosystem and prevent the return of invasive reed canary grass. Thank you for your hard work! Help finish the project next Saturday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (707) 825-2163 for more information.

Thank you to the Saturday, April 12, 2014 Janes Creek volunteers!