Wetlands & Creeks Committee

The Wetlands and Creeks Committee was established in 1999 by the adoption of Ordinance No. 1292, which replaced the Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Committee and the subsequent advisory committee established in 1992 by Ordinance No 1183. The Committee's primary function is to advise the City Council and commissions on matters relating to policies affecting the creeks, riparian areas, wetland, and tideland resources of Arcata; make recommendations on the management of vegetation, recreation, wildlife, fisheries, creek, and wetlands restoration and enhancement projects;  provide environmental review on projects that may involve or affect a creek, riparian area, wetland, or tideland resource in Arcata; and to provide community outreach and education. The Wetlands and Creeks Committee’s powers and duties are outlined in Arcata Municipal Code Sections 2238 to 2241.

Meetings & Agendas

Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month, or at the call of the chair, at 6:00 p.m. in the Arcata Library Conference Room, 500 7th Street, Arcata. See the meeting agendas and archives. (As of February 2013, the Wetlands and Creeks Committee meets every other month, or at the call of the chair.)

Committee Members

The Wetlands and Creeks Committee consists of seven members who have interest, knowledge or experience in wildlife, fisheries, watershed management, wetland ecology, wetland/riparian botany, water quality, and/or Arcata's creeks.

Annual Reports to the Council

Wetlands & Creeks Committee