Arcata Community Forest Expands by 20 Acres

This is a press release from the City of Arcata:

Community Forest Expansion Sign Dedication

Arcata, CA – The City of Arcata Environmental Services Department is thrilled to announce that the City of Arcata has expanded the Arcata Community Forest by 20 acres.

The acquisition was made possible thanks to grants received from the CAL FIRE Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund and the California Resources Agency Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program.

The land was purchased from community members, John and Claudia Lima. The land acquired, known as the Lima parcel, is located east of Humboldt State University along Jolly Giant Creek and includes a quarter-mile segment of Jolly Giant Creek in addition to a popular hiking trail.

“I would like to thank the Lima family, CAL FIRE and Environmental Services Director Mark Andre for working together on expanding our Community Forest. Our Community Forest is one of Arcata’s crown jewels, and I hope our residents continue to enjoy what it has to offer with this wonderful new addition,” said Mayor Sofia Pereira of the expansion.

“We are grateful to John and Claudia Lima for working with the City to ensure that this parcel remains an open space redwood forest and managed as part of the Arcata Community Forest with public access,” added Mark Andre, City of Arcata Environmental Services Director.

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