City of Trinidad Harbor Area Planning Meeting 2

All residents and interested parties are invited to participate in a discussion about the future of the Trinidad Harbor Area. The City is currently updating its General Plan / Local Coastal Program and wants to gather input from stakeholders and the public regarding their vision for the future of the Trinidad Harbor and surrounding upland support area (parking, restaurant, etc…).

For your convenience, two Harbor Area meetings will be held: 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm with the same information provided.

Come share your ideas and concerns.

City of Trinidad Harbor Area Planning Meeting 1

All residents and interested parties are invited to participate in a discussion about the future of the Trinidad Harbor Area. The City is currently updating its General Plan / Local Coastal Program and wants to gather input from stakeholders and the public regarding their vision for the future of the Trinidad Harbor and surrounding upland support area (parking, restaurant, etc…).

For your convenience, two Harbor Area meetings will be held: 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm with the same information provided.

Come share your ideas and concerns.

City of Trinidad Solicits Input for Harbor Area Planning

Two Harbor Area Planning Meetings will be held on Monday April 17 at at Trinidad Town Hall at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm.

All residents and interested parties are invited to participate at 1:00 pm or 6:00 pm in a discussion about the future of the Trinidad Harbor Area. The same information will be provided at both meeting.  The City is currently updating its General Plan / Local Coastal Program and wants to gather input from stakeholders and the public regarding their vision for the future of the Trinidad Harbor and surrounding upland support area (parking, restaurant, etc…).

For additional information, please visit www.trinidad.ca.gov.

Come share your ideas and concerns.

Two grant proposals for $5.17 million to benefit Trinidad Bay

Storm water runoff from the City streets in the lower part of Trinidad, the harbor parking lot, and the HSU Marine Lab flow into Trinidad Bay without being treated.  Bacteria, metals and other pollutants in untreated storm water runoff threaten water quality and public health.  2015-03-06-02-07-17-2The State Water Board’s Storm Water Grant Program recently recommended for funding a pair of grant proposals that together will treat the storm water and eliminate discharges into Trinidad Head Area of Special Biological Significance using nature based solutions.   The Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria and the City of Trinidad worked cooperatively to develop the successful proposals to construct green infrastructure (also known as Low Impact Development or LID) to protect Trinidad Bay water quality.  Additional information about the Rancheria and City projects will be available soon.

TBWC Meets Monday July 18 at 6:30 pm

All are welcome at the Trinidad Bay Watershed Council meeting Monday July 18 at 6:30 pm in the Civic Club Room at City Hall.

Meeting topics will include:

Trinidad Bay Watershed Project Updates

  • Assistance Program for septic system repair and replacement – Clean Beaches Initiative Water Quality Restoration Program
  • Climate Change Planning for the General Plan Update
  • Citywide Green Infrastructure Project  to address drought, bluff stability and stormwater issues, funded by the Ocean Protection Council

News from Trinidad Bay Watershed Partners

Watershed Council Activities

 

Trinidad Fish Festival

Come by and visit the Trinidad Bay Watershed Council table and kids’ activities while you’re in town at the Trinidad Fish Festival.   We’ll have the information you need about water conservation, preventing water pollution and all about the Trinidad ASBS and watersheds.

Take a free tour of the lighthouse. It’s a working lighthouse and it’s only open to the public once a year. You can hike up Trinidad Head. Round trips start at 11:00 AM and end at 3:00 PM.

Discover Trinidad has this to say about the Trinidad Fish Festival:  “More than just great fish meals; this fun festival attracts artists and craftsmen from all over, who fill their booths with treasures. Bring the whole family and enjoy the beautiful views of Trinidad Bay. Enjoy our spectacular kids zone which will include surf & skate activities and face painting.”

Trinidad Bay Watershed Council Meeting

The Trinidad Bay Watershed Council and the City of Trinidad invite the public, agencies and other stakeholders to a presentation and discussion of the draft document Climate Change Vulnerability Report and Adaptation Response during our upcoming Trinidad Bay Watershed Council meeting on Tuesday, April 26 at 6:30 pm at the Civic Club Room at City Hall.   The draft Report is available here.

The report presents potential effects that could result from climate change, determines areas that could be at risk, and identifies preliminary adaptation strategies the City could adopt to mitigate the potential climate impacts. The Climate Change Vulnerability Report and Adaptation Response is being developed as part of the City’s Local Coastal Program Update Project, funded in part by the Coastal Commission.  During this project, climate change considerations and adaption responses will be incorporated into the General Plan / Coastal Land Use Plan as appropriate.

Following discussion of the Climate Change Report, we will hear news and updates from the Trinidad-Westhaven Watershed Partners and discuss TBWC participation at this year’s Fish Festival.

TBWC-Jan-2016-Meeting-notes

TBWC Quarterly Meeting

Please join us for the quarterly Trinidad Bay Watershed Council Meeting.  Meeting attendees will hear an update about the El Nino forecast for the upcoming months and Watershed partners will have an opportunity to provide updates about activities in the Trinidad-Westhaven area. There will be an introduction to the new Clean Beaches Initiative grant program that the City is starting to implement.   TBWC Agenda Oct 19 2015.

The Clean Beaches Initiative project will use water quality, land use and septic information to prioritize parcels in three watersheds for reduced cost septic system inspections to identify those that are failing or poorly functioning. Assistance to repair and upgrade those systems will be provided on a sliding-scale, income qualifying basis.

TBWC Quarterly Meeting

Please join us for the quarterly Trinidad Bay Watershed Council Meeting.  Attendees will have the opportunity to provide input on future watershed projects and priorities during a discussion about updating the Trinidad Bay Watershed Plan. Other meeting topics include a presentation of results of the City’s recently completed Stormwater Project and water quality monitoring in Trinidad Bay and watershed partner updates.

Share Your Ideas for the Trinidad-Westhaven Watershed Plan Update

Please help the Trinidad-Westhaven watershed partners update the 2015 Watershed Plan.  Much has been accomplished and many projects completed since the Integrated Coastal Watershed Management Plan was first completed in 2008.  It’s time to cross our accomplishments off the list and provide input about goals and priorities through 2020.  Please join our Watershed Plan discussion  at the Trinidad Bay Watershed Council meeting on July 20 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Trinidad Town Hall.