Trinity Lake Revitalization Alliance
EIN #27-3114926, Charitable Trust #CT0170686
The grass-roots, non-profit Trinity Lake Revitalization Alliance, Inc. (TLRA) was founded in 2010 to help restore the economy of the forest communities adjacent to Trinity Lake—Coffee Creek, Trinity Center, and Covington Mill.
As a small rural forest community, the TLRA depends on our amazing volunteers and supporters to help us reach our goal to restore our area to its once vibrate past.
Meet the Trinity Lake Revitalization Alliance
The Trinity Lake Revitalization Alliance (TLRA) was founded in 2010 as a 501(c)(3) corporation in response to the dramatic increase and change in timing of water releases from Trinity Reservoir that began in 2005. The lower summer lake elevation has a direct impact on the North Trinity Lake economy.
TLRA’s mission is to facilitate the restoration of the Trinity Lake Region to its former vibrate days and ensure that change occurs in a thoughtful way, in harmony with the needs, values and desires of our community.
Since then, TLRA’s activities have expanded to include acting as a North Trinity Lake advocate on various other natural resources issues that impact our region, and marketing the rich assets of the region to visitors and prospective home buyers and builders.
TLRA is governed by a volunteer board of five community members and three non-voting volunteer corporate officers. All operating and community projects funds come from direct donations, the sale of North Trinity Explore It logo wear, and the proceeds of the annual Trinity Lake Wine and Jazz Fest held the third Saturday of July.
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In its economic development role, TLRA is
TLRA has several critical advocacy activities in progress. The biggest threat to the Lake is the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. In spite of overwhelming opposition from environmentalists, fishermen, family farmers, elected officials and the majority of Californians, the Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) on Thursday, May 16 unanimously adopted what it described as a "comprehensive management plan" for the Delta.
The DSC also certified the final Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (PEIR), despite opposition to the report from every single person who spoke during the public comment period, ranging from Delta farmers to a representative of the Metropolitan Water District. In addition, the Council adopted regulations that will implement the policies of the Delta Plan.
TLRA encourages everyone to oppose any Delta Plan projects and funding efforts to build the Peripheral Tunnels.
TLRA is watching the request from the Trinity River's restoration management council to release water again late this summer as a “preventive supplemental release” to avoid an adult fish kill due to the “ick” disease in the lower Klamath River. There is no scientific proof that the flows worked last year and no triggers are in place to keep the release from being just another arbitrary decision.
Advocating for better Trinity Lake watershed management is also a top priority. A thinned forest would allow more water runoff in addition to reducing the fuel load and the chance of catastrophic fires. Many organizations that TLRA participates in are working towards better forest management.
TLRA was active in this winter's visits from the US Secretary of Agriculture and USFS Chief Tidwell.
The Alliance received two Shasta Regional Community Foundationgrants last year-one from Redding Rancheria for a community BBQ and another from the McConnell Foundation to open a Visitor Center with an information kiosk in Trinity Center next to the Trinity Center General Store. The 3ft x 6ft propane/charcoal BBQ arrived this month and the visitor center is slated to open in July. The BBQ is the first component of a future, larger, event trailer with storage, cleaning sinks, and more cooking surfaces.
Other upcoming projects are gateway monuments on Highway 3 welcoming people to the North Lake and banner poles at the entrance of Trinity Center and Coffee Creek.