Thank you to Ms. Condit's Arcata High School biology class!

25 students from Arcata High School cleaned up Shay Park on May 11, 2013.

Twenty-five spirited students from Cindy Condit's AHS biology class cleared trash from Shay Park, Jolly Giant and Janes Creek on Saturday, May 11. They even rescued an alligator lizard trapped in a plastic bottle. The City (and the lizard) send out a big thank you to you all! The next volunteer work day will be on National Trails Day, Saturday, June 1, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. working on the Arcata Ridge Trail. For more information, call (707) 822-8184.

May 17, 2013 

Celebrate National Trails Day:  Help build the Beith Creek Loop of the Arcata Ridge Trail on Saturday, June 1, 2013

The City of Arcata, the Humboldt Trails Council’s Volunteer Trail Stewards and the American Hiking Society invite you to celebrate National Trails Day by helping to build the Arcata Ridge Trail’s Beith Creek multi-user loop trail in the Arcata Community Forest’s Sunny Brae Tract on Saturday, June 1, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers will meet near the corner of Margaret and Buttermilk Lanes in Sunny Brae.

National Trails Day — the largest single-day trails and outdoor celebration in the country — consists of activities including hiking, biking, horseback riding, paddling, trail dedications, instructional workshops, park clean-ups, trail work projects and much more.

This year, volunteers at the trail building day can enter to win raffle prizes sponsored by the City of Arcata, Revolution Bicycle, Lifecycle, Pacific Outfitters, Adventure’s Edge, Humboldt Trails Council and the Humboldt Fish Action Council.

Gloves, tools, beverages and snacks will be provided and the Humboldt Fish Action Council will host a barbecue lunch after the work is done. Be sure to wear work clothes and closed-toe shoes or boots and to bring water and rain gear.

For more information, contact the Environmental Services Department at (707) 822-8184 or go to