Friends of the Arcata Marsh Current Activities
Outreach Fundraising Hours & Directions References


Friend Of the Arcata Marsh (FOAM) is self sustaining through membership fees, donations, and the volunteer efforts of the surrounding community. FOAM fundraising helps to support implementation of the educational displays at the Interpretive Center, tours at the Marsh, and many other community projects (FOAM 2008). An example of an interpretive display is seen in Figure 2 below.

New Members Welcome!

FOAM is always accepting new members; the cost to join depends on the category of membership. (FOAM 2008)

    Annual membership types and costs are as follows:
  • Individual - $25
  • Family - $35
  • Senior or Student -$18
  • Best Friend - $100
  • Friend for Life - $750 (Life Members are acknowledged on a plaque in the lobby)

Figure 2: A map of the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary inside the Interpretive Center

Board Members

FOAM is managed by a board of directors. There are as many as eleven members on the board and are elected to three-year terms for a maximum of two consecutive terms. Elections for board positions are held every every September. The FOAM Board of Directors, as of May 2008, are (Upwind 2008):

  • President: Sue Leskiw
  • Vice-President: Elliott Dabill
  • Secretary: Janet Zich
  • Treasurer: Art Barab
  • Other Board Members:
    • Leslie Anderson
    • Ken Burton
    • David Couch
    • Lumei Hui
    • Robert Rasmussen
    • Lance Torgerson

The FOAM Board meets every second Thursday of the month at the Interpretive Center. The meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. and are open to the public.