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. The 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.
Take part in a Trinidad Seabird Citizen Science Project, a citizen science monitoring effort for seabirds of the Trinidad California Coastal National Monument. Humboldt State University professor Dan Barton and graduate student Shannon Murphy provide information about how to participate in seabird monitoring along the Trinidad coast this summer. Contribute to North Coast seabird conservation while learning about their biology. Two introductory meeting dates to choose from: Thursday May 19 at 530pm or Saturday May 21 at 1pm. See Upcoming Events for meeting listings.
Meeting location: 380 Janis Court, Trinidad 95570 (adjacent to Trinidad Library).