Environmental Services

The Environmental Services Department is responsible for 4 areas of City services, facilities and resources: Click on a division below to learn more. 

1. Parks, Facilities, and Natural Resources Division

This Division (AKA also known as Community Services) oversees the City's recreation, natural resources, open spaces, parks, fields, government buildings and facilities, forests, wetlands and creeks, and trails. 

2. Recreation Division

The Recreation Division offers a wide array of programs, facility rentals, classes and community events for families and individuals of all ages and interests. 

3. Streets/Utilities Division

The Streets/Utilities Division is in charge of street construction and maintenance, water distribution and maintenance, wastewater collection, confined drainage ways, traffic control, and vegetation management. 

4. Water/Wastewater Division

The Water/Wastewater Division monitors, reports, tests, and treats all drinking water for the City of Arcata and the Jacoby Creek Water District. It also monitors, reports, tests, and treats all wastewater, including the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary's 55 acres of oxidation ponds and 225 acres of treatment and enhancement marsh. 

For information and to view a map displaying closure alerts for trails, roads, and open spaces click this link! 

Explore a resource category by clicking on the options below

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Video: Environmental Services Department OverviewWatch this 4-minutes video, which incorporates stunning videography along with an overview of the Environmental Services Department.

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