Scenic Drive Presentation

You are invited to a brief presentation “Assessment and Recommendations for a Scenic Drive Public Access and Recreation Master Plan” to be held at the Trinidad Coastal Land Trust office, behind the library. Four HSU students will be presenting their senior practicum class project they have been working on this past semester:

Please mark your calendar for this 1/2 hour presentation.  No RSVP required.

 

 

Trinidad Seabird Citizen Science Thursday Meeting

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.  Two introductory meeting dates to choose from: Thursday May 19 at 530pm  or Saturday May 21 at 1pm.

Meeting Flyer: Seabird-Citizen-Science-Project-Trinidad

Meeting location: 380 Janis Court, Trinidad 95570 (adjacent to Trinidad Library).

Participate in a Trinidad Seabird Citizen Science Project

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.

Flyer:   Seabird-Citizen-Science-Project-Trinidad

Meeting location: 380 Janis Court, Trinidad 95570 (adjacent to Trinidad Library).

 

 

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

Septic System Upgrade Programs Discussed at TBWC Meeting Monday January 25

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!

 

OWTS Homeowner Assistance Program Discussed at TBWC Meeting

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!

OWTS , Oh My!

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!

County Planning Workshop – Trinidad area Coastal Plan

The Planning and Building Department of Humboldt County invites you to attend a public workshop at 6:00 PM on Monday, November 9th, 2015 at the Trinidad Town Hall – located at 409 Trinity Street in Trinidad.  The purpose of the workshop is to share information and gather public input regarding the land use planning for approximately 130 privately owned Assessor’s parcels located on the west side of Scenic and Patrick’s Point Drive between Moonstone Beach in the south and Patrick’s Point State Park in the north.  For additional information please see Planning  Workshop Notice.

County Planning Workshop – Trinidad area Coastal Plan

The Planning and Building Department of Humboldt County invites you to attend a public workshop at 6:00 PM on Monday, November 9th, 2015 at the Trinidad Town Hall – located at 409 Trinity Street in Trinidad.

The purpose of the workshop is to share information and gather public input regarding the land use planning for approximately 130 privately owned Assessor’s parcels located on the west side of Scenic and Patrick’s Point Drive between Moonstone Beach in the south and Patrick’s Point State Park in the north.  The Coastal Commission did not certify the land use policies for this area with the rest of the Trinidad Area Plan in 1984 because the Commission determined that the Trinidad Area Plan’s coastal access policies were not adequate to protect beach accessways as required by Section 30211 of the Coastal Act. As a result, this area is not part of the County’s General Plan.

The County is conducting a review of available information from coastal access policies contained in other County LCPs; Coastal Development Permits approved by the Coastal Commission for this area; and mapped coastal access areas in the Trinidad area.  In addition, the County is reviewing background information for resources and services for this area to support the application of land use designation and zoning classifications for this area.  The proposed LCP amendment will be intended to establish land use policies and standards sufficient to address coastal access requirements.

The County is proposing to bring this area into the General Plan through an amendment of the Trinidad Area Plan.  We invite you to take part in a discussion of background information and a summary of the process to amend the General Plan and to provide your feedback on the process at the 6:00 PM workshop on Monday, November 9th.  You will have additional opportunities to participate in this process.  If you have questions in advance of the workshop you may call John Miller, Senior Planner, at 707-268-3781, or emailed them to jpmiller@co.humboldt.ca.us.

Land Trust Presentation: Trinidad Coastal Trails & Beautiful Beaches

 

Free Presentation & displays by Trinidad Coastal Land Trust:

Slideshow with Stunning Photos!  Enjoy an informational slideshow with stunning photographs of our local beaches and land trust holdings, including Camel Rock, Baker Beach and the Trinidad Cultural Center.  Learn about our local land trust, volunteer projects & our new Ned Simmons Gallery/office building behind the library.

Land Trust Presentation Flyer