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Student Bird Art Contest entry deadline

March 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

For details about entry, awards, and prizes please go to  Godwit Days websitefor

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Godwit Days

April 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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FOAM Family Nature Crafts at Godwit Days

April 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join Friends of the Arcata Marsh for free drop-in family nature craft activities at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center, 569 South G Street. Possible activities include putting together wooden bird calls, decorating bird or otter masks, making Marsh critter ornaments (mallard, marsh wren, tree frog, river otter), coloring owl toilet paper tubes or rocks, and creating bird hats. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Masks are strongly recommended but not required inside the building, regardless of COVID…

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Arcata Marsh Clean-up

April 22 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Day by participating in Humboldt Pet Supply’s Marsh clean-up. Come by HPS, located at 145 G Street, on Friday to pick up supplies, then walk the Marsh at your leisure, picking up waste. Bring everything back to HPS by 4 pm to be weighed. The person with the most waste picked up wins a prize and every participant gets a goodie bag. This event is sponsored by Earth Rated and Earth Animal. Come do your part to improve…

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Birding & Biking the Arcata Bottoms

April 24 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

 April 24 Redwood Region Audubon Society is sponsoring a different type of field trip this Sunday between 8:30 and 11 am. Join Cal Poly Humboldt ornithology lecturer Sean Mahoney with your bike and binoculars as he navigates the flat roads in the Arcata Bottoms off Samoa Boulevard. You will stop frequently to check out the grassland species that call the Bottoms home, including blackbirds, egrets, herons, and often raptors such as kites and hawks. Contact sean.mahoney@humboldt.edu to sign up and get the meeting…

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2022 Student Bird Art Show at Interpretive Center

May 1 @ 9:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm

  2022 Student Bird Art Booklet Copies of winning artwork from the 19th annual Student Bird Art Contest are on display at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center. The contest, cosponsored by Friends of the Arcata Marsh and Redwood Region Audubon Society, received 656 entries from K-12 students throughout Humboldt County. Those who received cash prizes – 1st- through 3rd-place winners divided into age categories and five best bird in habitat awards – as well as honorable mentions are included in…

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Duck Teapot Auction

May 20 @ 8:00 am - June 1 @ 5:00 pm

Friends of the Arcata Marsh (FOAM) is holding an on-line Duck Teapot Auction. Thirty-one handcrafted, ceramic duck teapots created by Michael Harris in remembrance of his father, HSU wildlife professor Dr. Stanley Harris, will be up for bid. Species available are teal, merganser, pintail, canvasback, ruddy duck, long-tailed duck, redhead, black duck, and common goldeneye. Opening bids range from $30 to $40. All proceeds will go to support FOAM’s environmental education and community outreach activities. To participate, log on to…

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National Trails Day

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Humboldt Trails Council celebrates trails with information booths at Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center (also at Hikshari’ Trail and Bay Trail North). Visit Humtrails for more information.

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Humboldt Pet Supply Monthly Marsh Clean-ups

June 18 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

From now until October 15, our G Street neighbor is sponsoring pet waste/trash clean-ups at the Arcata Marsh every third Saturday. Stop by the store at 145 G Street to pick up supplies, then walk the Marsh at your leisure, picking up waste. Bring everything back to HPS by 4 pm to be weighed. Visit www.humboldtpetsupply.com for more info.

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Become a Board member by Friday!

August 16 @ 8:00 am - August 20 @ 5:00 pm

Interested in taking your FOAM involvement to a new level? Run for our Board of Directors. It’s a 3-year term beginning in October 2022. See the attached application form for details. (You must be a current member of FOAM to run.) FOAM Board Application

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