Arcata in the News
City of Arcata offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2013, in observance of Memorial Day. The national flag will be flown at half-staff from sunrise to noon in honor of all American soldiers who gave their lives in war. Offices will re-open at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28.
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The City's Environmental Services Department invites you to a guided redwood ecology hike into the Jacoby Creek Forest on Saturday, June 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Jacoby Creek Forest is normally closed to the public, so take this opportunity to experience this beautiful redwood environment and learn about its plant life from City staffers. Space is limited to 25 hikers, so please call (707) 822-8184 to reserve your space today.More about the Jacoby Creek Forest hike
Help your local governments improve their disaster response strategy by taking a quick online survey. In order for us to know how to best prepare everyone for natural disasters, we need to know how much YOU know and what you've already done to prepare yourself and your family. The questionnaire takes less than ten minutes to complete. Your help now can help us all stay safer later.Read about the County Hazard Mitigation Planning Survey
Twenty-five spirited students from Cindy Condit's AHS biology class cleared trash from Shay Park, Jolly Giant and Janes Creek on Saturday, May 11. They even rescued an alligator lizard trapped in a plastic bottle. The City (and the lizard) send out a big thank you to you all! The next volunteer work day will be on National Trails Day, Saturday, June 1, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. working on the Arcata Ridge Trail. For more information, call (707) 822-8184.More on the National Trails Day volunteer work day
Humboldt State University students, congratulations on a great year! When moving, remember to save money and the environment by reselling, recycling and donating any usable clothes, books and household items. The Environmental Services Department's handy "Moving? Don't Dump and Run!" flier has a great list of thrift stores and hazardous waste disposal facilities. Download the flier here, or get a copy at Arcata City Hall. Landlords, call (707) 822-8184 to get multiple copies for your tenants.More on recycling housewares