‘Help Beautify the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday’

This is a press release from the City of Arcata:

A volunteer and a California Conservation Corps member help remove invasive plants from the AWMS. Help clean up this premier wetland recreation area, a major stop on the Pacific Flyway, this Saturday, February 3, at 9 a.m. For more information, call (707) 825-2163. (Photo credit: City of Arcata.)

The City of Arcata’s Environmental Services Department and the Friends of the Arcata Marsh invite you to join them for the first Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary cleanup day of the year on Saturday, February 3rd, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. at the South G Street parking lot near the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center.

Participants will remove invasive plants such as fennel and stubborn pampas grass as well as trash, improving conditions for native plants and animals. Be sure to wear a long sleeve shirt, work pants and boots and bring rain gear and water. Gloves, tools, snacks and beverages will be provided. For more information please call (707) 825-2105 or email eservices@cityofarcata.org.



  • Can we beautify it by removing the 16-foot-wide paved “trail” that now crosses it? Or removing the people leaving large piles of trash in the bushes along it? I don’t mind the fennel or pampas grass…

  • unbridled phillistine

    Arcata treats their wastewater in those lagoons that are part of the marsh system and they loose control and dump sewer into the marsh every year! Nobody cares about that but we need to get out there and pick up trash! Gimme a break.

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