After an evening of celebrating the arrival of the New Year, get outta town to Humboldt County for a leg-stretcher around the Arcata Marsh. Get some fresh air and spend a quiet afternoon looking for waterfowl, shorebirds and wading birds. This annual New Year’s Day event is led by naturalist Jenny Hanson.
The Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary is a world famous innovative wetland system built as a cost-effective and environmentally sound wastewater treatment solution. In addition to effectively fulfilling wastewater treatment needs, it provides an inspiring bay-view window to the benefits of integrated wetland enhancement and wastewater treatment.
Located at the north end of Humboldt Bay, the sanctuary is situated along the Pacific Flyway, a major migratory route for thousands of birds that breed in the far north and winter in California, Mexico, and Central and South America. These wetlands provide homes and migratory resting places for over 270 species of birds.
A grass-roots organization, Friends of the Arcata Marsh (FOAM), provides educational tours of the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary and wastewater treatment facility free of charge.
What: 3rd Annual New Year’s Day Stroll
When: Saturday, (Jan. 1), 2:00 p.m.
Where: Arcata Mash Interpretive Center, 600 South G St., Arcata
There’s winter fun to be had all over the North State, so visit the following sites for information about events in eleven north state counties:
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