Arcata in the News

Fri, Jan 30, 2015

How much do you know about stormwater pollution?

Help the North Coast Stormwater Coalition take their pollution prevention program to the next level by taking their Stormwater Survey. Take the survey online at or pick up a paper copy at Arcata City Hall's Environmental Services Department. Your input can make the world of a difference to the creatures that share our creeks and bays.

Read more about the 2015 Stormwater Survey
Take the 2015 North Coast Stormwater Coalition's Stormwater Survey
Sun, Jan 11, 2015

Foster Avenue Extension and Arcata Rails with Trails construction begins

Construction on the Foster Avenue Extension and Arcata Rails with Trails construction projects began on Wednesday, April 15. Construction for both projects will take place between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays. Both projects are anticipated to be completed by October 15, weather permitting. Click here for work locations, traffic detours and project updates. 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.

More on the Foster Avenue Extension and Rails with Trails construction
Ground broken on Foster Avenue Extension and Rails with Trails projects
Fri, Apr 17, 2015

Revised citywide smoking ban goes into effect today

Arcata’s revised citywide smoking ban goes into effect on Friday, April 17, 2015. The revised ban prohibits smoking within city limits unless actively passing through to another destination. A total smoking ban exists in the Plaza Area, including all outer perimeter sidewalks, at the Arcata Intermodal Transit Facility at 501 9th Street and at most City parks where everyone, including people who are actively passing through, cannot smoke. Read the revised smoking ordinance, Ordinance No. 1451, here.

More on the revised citywide smoking ban
Revised citywide smoking ban goes into effect Friday, April 17, 2015
Tue, Apr 14, 2015

Calling all artists! Design an Arcata stormwater drain mural

Protect our local watershed and show off your artwork at the same time! The City of Arcata is calling on local artists to submit stormwater drain mural design proposals. Three artists will be awarded $500 to bring their vision to life on Arcata's streets. All entries must be submitted by May 1. Click here for more details.

More about the Downstream Designs art contest
Calling all artists! Submit your stormwater drain mural design by May 1, 2015
Tue, Apr 14, 2015

Thank you to Saturday's 57 Janes Creek volunteers!

An inspiring turnout of 57 volunteers from AmeriCorps, the Humboldt Fish Action Council, Humboldt State University's Natural Resources Club, the U.S. Marine Corps and the general public came out to Saturday's Janes Creek volunteer workday. Volunteers removed over ten cubic yards of English ivy and five cubic yards of trash from illegal campsites from the creek bank, then planted over 200 willow sprigs and ten cottonwood trees. Thank you for your wonderful work!

More about Saturday's volunteer work day
Thank you to the Saturday, April 11, 2015, 57 Janes Creek volunteers!