Arcata in the News
To honor the memory of Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday, December 5, 2013, the President of the United States ordered the United States flag to be flown at half-staff on all public buildings and grounds until sunset on Monday, December 9. The flag also flies at half-staff on Saturday, December 7, for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.Why is the flag at half-staff?
Let the City know what kind of play equipment and recreational activities you would like to see at Greenview's neighborhood park. Join park neighbors and Arcata's Parks and Recreation Committee for a visioning workshop on Wednesday, December 11 at 6 p.m. at the Arcata Community Center Arts and Crafts Room. Call (707) 822-7091 for more information.More about Greenview Park's visioning workshop
Want to give a gift to a loved one and the planet at the same time? Consider the gift of carbon offsets from Arcata Community Forest's Jacoby Creek/Barnum Tract, available now from TerraPass.com. For just $13.12 per metric ton, you reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases equal to a roundtrip flight from SFO to JFK or driving a midsize car 2,000 miles. Call (707) 822-8184 for more information or visit www.TerraPass.com/shop/Arcata.More about Arcata Community Forest carbon offsets
Join the Friends of Arcata Marsh and the City's Environmental Services Department for the final volunteer work day of 2013. Volunteers will meet at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary's South I Street parking lot (the first one on the left after passing Samoa Boulevard) at 9 a.m. and will remove non-native plants and trash until 1 p.m. Gloves, tools, food and beverages will be provided. Please wear work clothes and closed toe shoes or boots. Call (707) 825-2163 for more information.More about Saturday's volunteer work day
Be a proud owner of a new home in Sandpiper Park at 115 South G Street in downtown Arcata. Eleven out of 16 new units are already under contract or have been sold. These 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 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. For more information call 1-800-655-6600.More about homes in Sandpiper Park