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…).

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Come share your ideas and concerns.

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 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.

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.

April TBWC Meeting

Your’re invited! The Trinidad Bay Watershed Council quarterly meeting will be on Monday, April 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p. m. at the Trinidad Town Hall, 409 Trinity St. in Trinidad. Meeting topics include water quality monitoring results for Trinidad Bay, watershed partner updates, plus discussion of future Watershed Council activities and upcoming projects.

Northern California ASBS Monitoring Reports Released

Trinidad Bay ASBS monitoring program results are availableLauncher Beach in three reports  about water quality studies of the Northern California Areas of Special Biological Significance.  TBWC member Steen Trump conducted much of the  sampling and analysis for the Regional Monitoring Group.

The  ASBS  reports present the results of water quality monitoring conducted from 2011 – 2014 by the City of Trinidad, the HSU Marine Lab, and other members of the Northern California Regional Monitoring Group.  These reports were developed by the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP) and funded by the State Water Resources Control Board.

See the Resources and Area of Special Biological Significance quick links for more information about the reports and Trinidad Head ASBS.