Little River blossom

Little River State Beach Beachgrass Removal

Join dedicated locals and naturalists as they weed out encroaching European beachgrass, which has displaced native species for decades. The remediation is intended to help protect rare plants and animals, such as coastal wildflowers and Western Snowy Plovers.

To reach the beach, five miles north of McKinleyville on Hwy 101, take the Crannell Road exit and head west to the beach frontage road. It will be the first parking lot on your left. It is adjacent to the southbound HWY 101 entrance. Organized by the California State Park’s North Coast Redwoods District.

Trinidad State Beach

Geology of Trinidad Beach

Learn the stories rocks can tell, led by Danny O’Shea, HSU Geology and Oceanography Lecturer. Danny is skilled at helping students of all levels relate to and understand the processes that shape the coast and create the dramatic
landscapes we enjoy.

Dress for the weather and enjoy this introduction to the geology and habitats of Trinidad State Beach during winter low tide when many of the rocks are more exposed. The walk will meet at the Memorial Light House across from Trinidad Beach. Reservations required, call 677-2501 to reserve your space. Sponsored by the Trinidad Coastal Land Trust.

moonstone beach. joey kyber

PacOut Green Team Scenic Drive Clean Up

The focus of this volunteer event is removing litter from the roadsides and turnouts along Scenic Drive in Trinidad. The group meet at the cul de sac parking area at the far south end of Scenic Drive.

Sign in starts at 8:45 am and cleanup at 9 am. Volunteers gather for agroup photo and raffle at 9:45 am and finish up at 10 am. This work day is sponsored by the Trinidad Coastal Land Trust and Pacific Outfitters.

 

 

 

Wedding Rock. Gary Todoroff

Patrick’s Point State Park Habitat Restoration

California State Parks invites volunteers to Patrick’s Point State Park for a habitat restoration volunteer event. All participants will receive one free day use pass to the park. Please ask the entrance station attendant for that day’s work site.

Removing invasive, non-native plants is a moderate activity and participants are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes for walking off trail, bring a lopper if you have them, hat, work gloves and water. The park has extra gloves and tools for volunteers. Work locations are less than a ½ mile hike from the trailhead. All ages welcome.