Get busy outdoors this weekend – rain or shine! (probably rain)

Arcata Ridge Trail logo, designed by Dave Held.

Arcata Ridge Trail logo, designed by Dave Held.

BACK TO THE BRAE Join the first Volunteer Trail Stewards Community Forest Work Day of 2016 on Saturday, Jan 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet at the east end of Margaret Lane at the southern trailhead to the Arcata Ridge Trail in the Sunny Brae Tract. Participants will remove non-native plants, do restoration work and repair water-damaged trails. Wear work clothes. New volunteers welcome. Rain or shine. Lunch provided. (707) 826-0163, [email protected]

UNTRASHING MANILA Volunteers are needed to help Arcata Sunrise Rotary and Friends of the Dunes clean up trash along State Route 255 in Manila on Saturday, Jan. 23 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Meet at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane in Manila for a brief safety talk before heading out to pick up trash. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. [email protected], (707) 444-1397.

PLANT PULL Help restore the Lanphere Dunes Unit of the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, Jan. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteers will remove invasive plants to make room for native plant diversity. Tools, gloves and snacks will be provided. Bring water and wear work clothes. Meet at Pacific Union School, 3001 Janes Rd. in Arcata to carpool to the protected site. For more information, contact [email protected] or call (707) 444-1397.

MARSH ECO-TOUR Friends of the Arcata Marsh (FOAM) sponsors a free tour of the Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. Meet leader Jean Santi at the Interpretive Center on South G Street for a 90-minute walk focusing on the ecology of the Marsh. Loaner binoculars available with photo ID. (707) 826-2359.

BIKE COMMUTERS MEET The Humboldt Bay Bicycle Commuters Association meets at Chapala Café, Second and C streets in Eureka, Monday, Jan. 25 starting at 6 p.m. with dinner (optional). Submit agenda items to [email protected] or call Rick Knapp at (707) 445-1097.

SLOW SPEED MARSH TOUR Friends of the Arcata Marsh (FOAM) sponsors a free tour for those who love the Marsh and want to enjoy seeing it at a slower pace than regular Saturday tours Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. The tour will last 45 to 60 minutes across even, level ground and is suitable to attendees of all ages who want to learn and like camaraderie. Meet leader Jane Wilson at the first parking lot on South I Street in from Samoa Boulevard. This tour is held the last Tuesday of each month. (707) 826-2359

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