Arcata in the News

Sun, Jan 11, 2015

Construction continues on Arcata Rails with Trails project

Construction continues on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on the Arcata Rails with Trails project until Wednesday, October 21, weather permitting. Contact the City's Public Works Department at (707) 822-5957 for more information.

West facing aerial view of Foster Ave., Jay Street and Sunset Ave. roundabout
Mon, Oct 12, 2015

Award winning storm drain murals unveiled Saturday, October 17

Take a storm drain mural walking tour this Saturday, October 17, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Pick up a map at the City's Farmers Market table and visit with four award-winning artists as you walk, bike or shuttle to their painted storm drain sites around Arcata. There will be fun stormwater pollution prevention activities for kids and adults. Call (707) 822-7091 for more information.

More on Saturday's storm drain mural walking tour
octopus holding plastic bottles, cigarette butts, and a "Drains to Bay" sign
Fri, Oct 9, 2015

October is Energy Awareness Month

October is Energy Awareness Month and the City’s Environmental Services Department wants to pass along energy saving tips you can use today to save money on your energy bill.

Tips on how to save energy and $$$
CFL light bulb
Thu, Oct 8, 2015

Help clean Janes Creek on Saturday, October 10

Join the Humboldt Fish Action Council and the Humboldt State University Natural Resources Club as they pull invasive ivy from alongside Janes Creek on Saturday, October 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet at the Trinity Baptist Church parking lot on Alliance Avenue directly across from the Murphy’s Westwood Market. Please wear work clothes and closed-toe shoes or boots. New volunteers are always welcome! For more information, call (707) 825-2163 or email

More about Saturday's volunteer work day
Young volunteers put invasive plants into large bag
Fri, Oct 2, 2015

Ourcata: Meet GIS Coordinator Brian Kang

GIS Coordinator Brian Kang has been with the City of Arcata for 17 years. What's GIS? It’s a map tied to a database. Thanks to Brian, people can go online, type in their address and see if their home sits in a flood zone or check out their property's zoning. Brian's map making skills helped the City garner about $16 million in grant funding to more than double its open space acreage in 18 years.

Our People...Our Community...Ourcata
Arcata GIS Coordinator Brian Kang smiles at camera standing on a riverbed