Luffenholtz Beach Park is one of Trinidad’s most popular spots to view the magnificent Trinidad Bay and head. This property has been owned by the State of CA for decades. Up until two years ago it had been operated and maintained as a popular county park. Neither the State nor County have funding or resources to continue property upkeep. Over the past two years, Land Trust volunteers have spent many weekend hours cleaning up trash, graffiti, invasive ivy, trying to maintain the trails and promoting safe public use. We installed and maintain a doggy-waste collection station. We continue to host guided tidepool hikes for the public. Now with assistance from our local California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Land Trust is negotiating to officially steward (take care of, maintain) this property. In addition, a long term proposal includes a restricted transfer of this property to the Land Trust and a public infrastructure improvement grant with funding for a new ecofriendly restroom facility, parking lot improvements, picnic benches and new trail steps.
Taking ownership of this property makes sense. The Land Trust currently owns the popular Houda Point Beach property directly to the south, as well as the North Luffenholtz Beach property. Please note that management of this property for public use will take a long-term financial commitment and resources to cover annual maintenance costs. Consider supporting this effort via a donation to the Land Trust’s Land Stewardship Fundraising Campaign.
The Trinidad Coastal Land Trust is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting for the public benefit the natural beauty and character of Humboldt County from Little River to Big Lagoon.