Sea Level Rise 

Sea Level Rise Awareness

October is Sea Level Rise Awareness Month in Arcata, and we are embarking on a public awareness campaign through September and into October about potential effects of sea level rise in Arcata, and strategies the City Council is considering in response.

Here are some of the activities we encourage you to check out:

Sea Level Rise Art Contest. 

 The contest runs from September 1st to 25th and the winner will recreate their art at Pastels on the Plaza on October 7th.  Find out more information here.

Community Sea Level Rise Awareness Event - October 7th Beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Trail Walk.  

Join City staff on October 7th at 1:00 p.m. for a trail walk along areas affected by Sea Level Rise. The walk will start at the Marsh Interpretive Center parking lot and will visit areas currently affected during high and king tides, as well as expected impact areas.

Presentation and Feedback

 Meet at the Arcata Marsh Amphitheatre after the trail walk at 2:30 for City staff presentations, a question and answer time, and an opportunity to provide feedback that will be passed along to the City Council. Be part of the public process and make your voice heard!

Other Events

You can find City staff at the Farmer's Market on September 16th and 23rd, see the winning artist's work work at Pastels on the Plaza, and speak with City staff again on October 13th at Arts Arcata!  
Find out more information and get a list of all activities in our brochure!

Work should be 1' by 2' or similarly proportioned.

The Artist must be available on Saturday, October 7th to re-create the art at Pastels on the Plaza.  The City has purchased the space, and staff will be on site with Sea Level Rise information.

Works will be on display at City Hall as received and in October.

The winning entry will be announced on September 29, 2017.   

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Information from previous Study Sessions with the City Council:

Select to see information presented at the December 16, 2016 Study Session.

Select to see information presented at the February 6, 2017 Study Session.