Arcata in the News
National Pollution Prevention Week runs from September 15 through 21, and is a great time to learn how to keep household and toxic waste out of landfills and waterways. Instead of pouring old pesticides, paints and cleaning products down the drain, take them to the Humboldt Waste Management Authority's Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 1059 West Hawthorne Street in Eureka. For just $5 on the first Saturday of each month, you can dispose of up to 15 gallons of hazardous material, and keep fish, wildlife and our community safe.More pollution prevention tips
And thank you for doing battle with invasive ivy vines and blackberry bushes along Janes Creek this Saturday! Twenty-two club members cut and pulled out 13 cubic yards of twisted and spiny shrubbery to improve the riparian streamside ecosystem. (Click the link above to see a larger group photo.) The next volunteer work day is Saturday, September 20, at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary in celebration of United Way's Day of Caring and California Coastal Cleanup Day. Call (707) 825-2163 for more information.More about Saturday's volunteer work day
The Mad River Union, Arcata High School Pepperbox, KHSU 90.5 FM, Arcata Chamber of Commerce and City of Arcata present the 2014 Arcata City Council Candidate Forum on Thursday, September 18 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the D Street Neighborhood Center, located at 14th and D Streets in Arcata. The forum will be moderated by Mad River Union Editor-at-Large Kevin L. Hoover and will be broadcast live on KHSU. Submit a question for the candidates in advance to email@example.com. For more information, call (707) 826-7000.More on the Arcata City Council candidate forum
If you're wondering what's happening on Samoa Boulevard as you head toward Manila from Arcata, Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) is performing hydrostatic pressure tests on a natural gas pipeline. This is part of a system-wide program to ensure the safety of the transmission pipelines that deliver gas across the region. Click here for more information on PG&E's tests.
As a Public Works Engineering Technician, Martin Nelson drafts maps and plans for the city. His latest Arcata Bicycle Boulevard drawings help people understand how the Boulevard’s new signage and striping can make bicycle commuting safer. Martin is an amazing painter and went back to school to pursue his dream of studying art at Humboldt State University. “I love my drawing time at work,” he says, “and the variety of people I get to work with at the city.”Our People...Our Community...Ourcata