Arcata in the News
When moving in or out, save space in our landfills and take your reusable materials to businesses listed in "Don't Dump and Run--Recycle, Reuse and Donate!" the City's guide to Arcata's thrift stores, book stores, hazardous waste and recycling collection facilities. You can save a lot of cash by furnishing your new home with thrift store goods, too. The guide is available online here, at City Hall, the Arcata Library and Arcata laundromats.More on recycling and reusing
Watch a video of Stan Shaffer, Senior Maintenance Worker in the City's industrious Parks and Facilities Division. "I love seeing the direct results of my labor," says Stan. "Seeing children playing on a playground I helped build and seeing parents with smiles on their faces as children play." Watch a video of Stan's work day.Our People...Our Community...Ourcata
Watch this short video and learn how to reduce your property's stormwater runoff and improve its water absorption by breaking up concrete paths and driveways. Less runoff means less pollution, and now more than ever, we need to hang on to every drop of water. See all six instructional videos the California Water Board's Storm Water Program has produced on being a California Water Warrior.
Be a proud owner of a new, downtown Arcata home in Sandpiper Park, 115 South G Street. Thirteen out of 16 new units are already under contract or have been sold. These one-bedroom manufactured homes come with cathedral ceilings, fully-equipped kitchens, dual pane windows and tankless water heaters and are available for $59,900. Low- to moderate-income households may be eligible for financial assistance from the City. Monthly space rents at Sandpiper Park are regulated by the City of Arcata to maintain affordability. Come see these beautiful homes between 1 and 5 p.m. on weekdays and on weekends by appointment. For more information call (707) 478-7786 or (916) 399-4993.
The California Transportation Commission awarded the City of Arcata a $3.1 million Active Transportation Program grant to build a 3.2 mile long, multi-use trail from Samoa Boulevard to the Bracut/Highway 101 intersection. This project is part of a larger Humboldt Bay Trail, which stretches from the Arcata Skate Park to the Elk River trailhead of the Hikshari' Trail in Eureka, and will serve as a section of the California Coastal Trail.Read more about the Rail with Trail grant