Arcata in the News

Sun, Jan 11, 2015

Foster Avenue extension, Rails with Trails construction continues through Oct. 9

Construction on the Foster Avenue Extension and Arcata Rails with Trails projects takes place between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays. Both projects are anticipated to be completed by Friday, October 9, weather permitting. 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.

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Foster Avenue extension, Rails with Trails construction continues through Octobe
Sun, Jul 26, 2015

Thank you to Saturday's Panorama Court trailhead volunteers!

Thank you to the 22 Humboldt Trails Council's Volunteer Trails Stewards and Retired and Senior Volunteer Program volunteers who carried logs to build 250 feet of new trail at the Panorama Court access to the Sunny Brae Tract of the Arcata Community Forest. A delicious lunch was provided by Maureen McGarry from RSVP. The next volunteer work day will be on Saturday, August 15, at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary. Please call 707-825-2163 or email for more information.

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a group of volunteers move a log in the Arcata Community Forest
Fri, Jul 24, 2015

Make getting around Arcata easier

If you walk, bike, drive, skateboard or use a wheelchair or bus to get around Arcata and have ideas on how to make transportation easier and better, the Arcata Transportation Safety Committee wants you as a member. There are also volunteer opportunities on the Planning and Historic and Design Review Commissions, and the Open Space and Agriculture, Historic Landmarks and Transaction and Use Tax Oversight Committees. Download committee application forms here, and commission application forms here. Be part of the solution!

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Fri, Jul 24, 2015

Weigh in on Sea Level Rise and the Marsh District on Tuesday, July 28

Learn about and discuss sea level rise and the Marsh District at the Planning Commission's Tuesday, July 28 meeting. The Commission wants your input on the Arcata Coastal Zone rule updates. The Coastal Zone is very big, making up one-third of the city's area, and the new zoning rules will be in effect for the next 20 years. The Local Coastal Program update will be discussed at Planning Commission meetings at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month through August. Call (707) 822-5955 or email for more information.

More about sea level rise and the Local Coastal Plan update
Weigh in on new Coastal Zone rules
Wed, Jul 15, 2015

Thank you to Saturday's Marsh volunteers!

Ten diehard volunteers from the Friends of the Arcata Marsh and the HSU Natural Resources Club, as well as our very own Vice-Mayor Paul Pitino spent Saturday pulling out invasive Himalayan blackberry plants from the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary. Enjoy thorn-free hiking around the Log Pond thanks to these wonderful people! The next trail building volunteer work day will be on Saturday, July 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information and meeting location, please call (707) 825-2163 or email

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Volunteers pull invasive Himalayan blackberry plants at the Arcata Marsh