Trinidad Bay Watershed Council Meeting – Ocean Friendly Gardens

Come hear about the how and why  of Ocean Friendly Gardening and the opportunity to create your own.

The Trinidad Bay Watershed Council invites community members to a discussion about improving wildlife habitat and water quality through Ocean Friendly Gardening on Tuesday, April 25 from 6:40 to 7:30 p. m. at the Trinidad Town Hall, 409 Trinity St. in Trinidad.  An Ocean Friendly Gardens incentive program will be offered in Trinidad through a grant from the Ocean Protection Council.  Meeting participants will brainstorm how to make this a really successful program.   Following this discussion, at 7:30, members will plan for new member recruitment, tabling at the Fish Festival, and Trinidad Bay Watershed partners will provide updates about their activities in the Trinidad-Westhaven area.

The January 2017 TBWC Meeting Notes are available here.

Ocean Friendly Gardens Incentive Program

Installing an Ocean Friendly Garden will help protect Trinidad Bay reduce water used for irrigation and enhance wildlife habitat.   Ocean Friendly Gardens use techniques including directing rainwater appropriately, soil improvement,  and selecting native plants that reduce the need to use garden chemicals and irrigation.

The City of Trinidad, Humboldt Surfrider and GHD are teaming up to offer an incentive program to help community members install their own Ocean Friendly Gardens.  A discussion to plan the program will be held at the Trinidad Bay Watershed Council meeting on Tuesday April 25 at 6:30 pm at Trinidad Town Hall.  For more details, see the TBWC Meeting Event Listing.

TBWC Quarterly Meeting

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.

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 Fish Festival

Come by and visit the Trinidad Bay Watershed Council table and kids’ activities while you’re here for the Fish Festival.   Pick up a bucket of water conservation items, while supplies last, and the new Trinidad Bay Report, hot off the press! Find the information you need about water conservation, preventing water pollution and all about the Trinidad ASBS and watersheds.

Wednesdays & Saturdays: Watering days for Trinidad Water Customers

All City of Trinidad water customers are now required to limit outdoor watering to Wednesdays and Saturdays. See the City of Trinidad’s Water Restrictions Notice to customers. In response to State requirements, on May 13 the City Council declared a drought emergency and implemented water conservation measures that include restrictions on outdoor watering. These restrictions apply to all Trinidad water customers, inside and outside of the City limits. The Statewide mandatory conservation measures are targeting a 25% reduction of water use throughout California. Please visit our Drought page.  Additional information is available by clicking on the drought tag below.

TBWC Meeting April 20 at 6:30 pm

Please join us at the next Trinidad Bay Watershed Council meeting on Monday April 20 at 6:30 pm at the Civic Club Room at City Hall.

The agenda will include participation in the Fish Festival , Trinidad ASBS water quality monitoring results, Trinidad Bay partner & watershed updates, and a look at the draft Trinidad Bay report.

For more information contact Becky at  January meeting notes are available here.

TBWC February 2015 Newsletter

Feb 2015 TBWC News:

What about the Drought?

Drought widget Feb 2015
February 20, 2015 Drought Meter for the Trinidad area

The Trinidad Bay Watershed Council presents the latest news from the Trinidad Bay Watersheds. We received some nice rain in December and February, however the drought is not over yet. California is still in one of the most severe droughts in recorded history.

This edition of the Trinidad Bay Watershed News provides you with a variety of information to help you prepare for the next dry season and alleviate some of the impacts due to the historic drought facing California and out Trinidad Bay coastal watersheds.