Mark your calendars and plan to join us for the January Trinidad Bay Watershed Council meeting to provide input about current and proposed projects in the Trinidad Bay watersheds, discuss issues of common concern, get the latest news from watershed partners and learn how to use nature based solutions to conserve water and prevent water pollution.
Information about the Septic System Repair Assistance Program will be presented, followed by a discussion about improving participation in the funding assistance program. Other meeting topics include the TBWC membership drive and updates about ongoing and proposed projects in the Trinidad-Westhaven watersheds to improve water quality, trails and reduce water use.
The first round of repairs/replacements for the Septic System Repair Program will be completed this fall. Meeting participants will be asked for suggestions about how to reach out to homeowners that could benefit from funding assistance to repair or replace failing systems in the priority areas of Parker Creek, lower Luffenholtz Creek and Joland Creek watersheds. The program provides funding assistance of 25% – 75% for Septic System/OWTS repair/replacement on an income based sliding-scale, funded through a Prop 84 Clean Beaches Initiative Grant.
Please join us for our July meeting to discuss issues of common concern, get the latest news from our partners and learn how to use nature based solutions to conserve water and prevent water pollution. Don Allan will give a presentation about the proposed project to construct the Little River Trail.
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
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.”
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.
The County has released for public review and comment several documents for the Onsite Wastewater Local Agency Management Program (LAMP). The Division of Environmental Health will hold an informational meeting at Trinidad Town Hall on Tuesday January 26 at 6:00 p.m. to answer questions about the draft documents. The news release is available here. The draft documents and additional information about the LAMP is available at the DEH Land-Use webpage.
Monday January 25, 6:30 pm at Trinidad Town Hall, the Trinidad Bay Watershed Council invites Trinidad and Westhaven residents to hear a presentation and discussion of several topics including the Septic System (OWTS) Upgrade Assistance Program. In addition to the assistance provided through the Clean Beaches Initiative Grant Program, several other financing programs will be introduced.
Next, the City of Trinidad wants to hear from the Trinidad-Westhaven community about what’s important to you so those issues can be considered and addressed in the City’s General Plan Update. Finally, agencies and Watershed Council partners will provide information about their activities in the Trinidad-Westhaven area. We hope to see you there!
The Trinidad Bay Watershed Council invites you to our quarterly meeting where we will discuss several topics including the Septic System (OWTS) Upgrade Assistance Program. Next, the City of Trinidad wants to hear from the Trinidad-Westhaven community about what’s important to you so those issues can be considered and addressed in the City’s General Plan Update. Finally, agencies and Watershed Council partners will provide information about their activities in the Trinidad-Westhaven area. We hope to see you there!
Two meetings in two days about Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS) at Trinidad Town Hall that you might want to attend. At the Trinidad Bay Watershed Council meeting 6:30 p.m. on Monday, there will be a presentation and discussion about a program to assist homeowners with failing septic systems in the Parker , lower Luffenholtz and Joland Creeks. Even if you’re not in the priority areas, there will be information about strategies to finance upgrades for your system.
Then on Tuesday the 26th, the County will be presenting their draft Onsite Wastewater Local Agency Management Plan. Please see the County Meeting notice for more information about that 6:00 p.m. meeting. The County will be accepting input about the draft regulation for OWTS in unincorporated areas of Humboldt County.
The City of Trinidad already has an OWTS Operating Permit system in place requiring regular inspections and maintenance of systems. With similar requirements for septic systems in Westhaven, we can look forward to cleaner beaches and better water quality in the creeks. Be proactive and make sure your system is operating properly. Join your neighbors at one or both meetings. Eradicate beach postings for bacterial contamination!