Tag Archives: McDaniel Slough

Arcata enviro-leader Mark Andre leaving an incomparable legacy

Arcata enviro-leader Mark Andre leaving an incomparable legacy

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – For many, Mark Andre is as much a part of the Arcata Community Forest as its surviving old growth redwood trees, all of whom he knows personally. Now, those who haven’t imagined an Arcata without the mild-mannered Environmental Services director on watch are reluctantly adjusting to news

The Bar-tailed Godwit, Arcata Marsh Bird of the Year

Sue Leskiw Special to the Union ARCATA – “It was the most exciting and most frustrating experience I’ve had birding,” Max Brodie told attendees of the Friends of Arcata Marsh (FOAM) annual meeting on Sept. 24. As a relatively new birder who wasn’t able to get a photo of the rarity he spotted on July

Trees Planted, Trash Removed At McDaniel Slough

McDANIEL SLOUGH – Thirty volunteers representing the Americorp, Humboldt Fish Action Council, Six Rivers Nat’l Forest, Friends of the Arcata Marsh, CCC Fortuna Center and HSU Natural Resources club at the Saturday, Feb. 15 volunteer workday at the Mcdaniel Slough restoration site.  Volunteers planted 1500 willow sprigs on the north side of the freshwater ponds,

When The Natural Environment Was An ‘Eyesore’

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union Note: Two weeks ago, the City opened McDaniel Slough to the bay for the first time in 120 years. The previously landlocked wetlands will now complete its transformation from cow pasture to tidal estuary, and will again serve as habitat for birds, fish and nature-loving humans.  The environmental turnaround