Peninsula Beautification Project
The Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District and RCAA received funding through the Clean California Local Grant Program to implement the Peninsula Beautification Project. Clean California was established to beautify and clean up local streets and roads, tribal lands, parks, pathways, transit centers, and other public spaces. The Peninsula Beautification Project builds on the work done by the Peninsula Community Collaborative, a resident-based group aimed at improving well-being and safety. The project’s goals are to reduce and prevent dumping and littering, beautify and protect public spaces for recreation, and support the people who live and work in Manila, Samoa, Fairhaven, and Finnetown. Specific improvements include murals; physical barriers to minimize illegal driving on the beach; interpretive and wayfinding signs; a Humboldt Bay-wide litter abatement campaign; park and public recreational enhancements throughout the Peninsula; more play structures; a series of community cleanup events; and pedestrian safety improvements.