SU75 “The Marsh Project” Tribute to Stan Harris | 2020 – FREE
Time - 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Trip Leader(s): George Ziminsky, David Couch
Meet in the community center lobby.
In honor of Stan Harris, we would like to dedicate this event to him and his love for the Marsh. “Doc” Harris, an HSU ornithology professor emeritus, worked with the City of Arcata in their development of the internationally recognized artificial marsh wastewater treatment system. One of the five ponds of the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary was named after him in 2001, as one of the facility’s principals.
The City of Arcata boasts the crown jewel of birding on the North Coast, the Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary, where over 330 species of birds have been recorded. A leisurely paced trip introducing the marsh birds is perfect for anybody with an interest in nature. As part of the City of Arcata’s wastewater treatment process, this restored and constructed wetland area hosts an abundance of birds and other wildlife. An exclusive tour of the wastewater treatment facility with Wastewater Plant Operator and Friends of the Arcata Marsh board member David Couch is included in this event. Terrain mostly flat, but may be wet. Restrooms will be available at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center. There will be plenty of opportunities to use a spotting scope if you have one to bring.
This is a free community event, but registration is required to reserve your spot, no basic registration fee is required if you are ONLY signing up for free community events. There is a fourth grade minimum age to attend the wastewater treatment plant tour.