Trinidad Coastal Land Trust, California – Volunteer Vacations 2022
June 5 - June 11
Volunteers will work with trail supervisors on the Tepona Point Overlook trail, located along Scenic Drive on the stunning Trinidad coastline in northern California, where the redwoods meet the Pacific Ocean. This staircase trail provides public access to viewing the iconic offshore rocks of the California Coastal National Monument, glimpses of migrating grey whales, and plentiful seabirds. Although trail distances are only a few 100 yards, the terrain is very sloped as we will be working along a coastal bluff. Work will include replacing a dilapidated staircase with a stretch of crib steps, which will consist of demolishing the existing stairs, removing vegetation, installing crib steps and a safety railing, and removing invasive plants. Trail work will include manual lifting of work materials (lumber, gravel, and tools), trail step construction, filling in cribs with gravel, and clearing brush and ivy. The summer weather is moderate and enjoyable.
AHS acknowledges with gratitude that this project takes place on the traditional lands of the Resighini Rancheria, Yurok Tribe, Trinidad Rancheria, and Big Lagoon Rancheria peoples past and present. We honor the land itself, the Indigenous communities who have stewarded this land for generations, and those who continue to steward these lands today. AHS invites all volunteers to join us in our commitment to support and amplify the work of Indigenous communities as they work to dismantle the systems of oppression that these communities continue to face today.