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Join the Humboldt Trails Council's Volunteer Trail Stewards, the Humboldt State University Natural Resources Club and the City's Environmental Services Department for a volunteer work day celebrating National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet at the concrete steps up from the corner of Margaret and Buttermilk Lanes. Volunteers will clear the path for part of the Lower Beith Creek Loop Trail in the Sunny Brae Tract of the Arcata Community Forest. Gloves, tools, food and beverages will be provided. Call (707) 825-2163 for more information.More about Saturday's volunteer work day
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.
Road repaving on 10th and I Streets begins Wednesday, Hilfiker water main work continues through Friday
Asphalt grinding and repaving begins on sections of I Street and 10th Street on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Work on the Hilfiker Drive water main also continues through Friday, September 26. Please anticipate delays and plan travel accordingly if driving through these areas. Thank you for your patience as we work to maintain our valuable city roadways and water system. For more information on construction and road work projects around Arcata, visit the Construction Projects page.
National Pollution Prevention Week runs from September 15 through 21, and is a great time to learn how to keep household and toxic waste out of landfills and waterways. Instead of pouring old pesticides, paints and cleaning products down the drain, take them to the Humboldt Waste Management Authority's Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 1059 West Hawthorne Street in Eureka. For just $5 on the first Saturday of each month, you can dispose of up to 15 gallons of hazardous material, and keep fish, wildlife and our community safe.More pollution prevention tips
And thank you for doing battle with invasive ivy vines and blackberry bushes along Janes Creek this Saturday! Twenty-two club members cut and pulled out 13 cubic yards of twisted and spiny shrubbery to improve the riparian streamside ecosystem. (Click the link above to see a larger group photo.) The next volunteer work day is Saturday, September 20, at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary in celebration of United Way's Day of Caring and California Coastal Cleanup Day. Call (707) 825-2163 for more information.More about Saturday's volunteer work day