Pedro Point Headlands Habitat Restoration workday Sunday, August 25th 9:45AM to 12.30PM
Native Plant Hike: Pedro Point Headlands with Jake Sigg and Mike Vasey Sunday, August 25th 12.45PM - 3.00PM
All is right at the Pedro Point Headlands. The fog has sent needed moisture to the native plants. Spring flowers have gone to seed, yarrows, flowers, grasses and lizard tail have dried up, and now the coyote bush, sage, and coffeeberry plants are swelling up with fruits and seeds.
There are two opportunities in August to enjoy, give back, and learn about the Pedro Point Headlands and all are welcome. There will be a Habitat Restoration work day and/or a Native Plant hike on Sunday, August 25th for anyone up for hiking and working on the rugged steep hilled property with spectacular vistas and breathtaking incline and declines.
To pitch in and help us restore habitat on August 25th, please meet at the Pedro Point Firehouse on 1225 Danmann Ave in Pedro Point District at 9.45am. We will load up tools and carpool up to the headlands to collect seeds, remove french broom and invasive's, and water newly planted plots on the middle ridge. We will work until 12.00 and then have refreshments. Volunteer can either return to the firehouse or continue on with the Native Plant hike. The Habitat Restoration work day is sponsored by the Pacifica Land Trust, funded by the CA Coastal Conservancy and supported by the Pedro Point Community Association.
If you prefer to do the Native Plant hike only, please meet at the Pedro Point Firehouse at 12.45pm. There we will meet you and take you up to join the other group on the headlands. For the Native Plant hike, plan to explore the unique biological reserve of plants at the Pedro Point Headlands just above Devils Slide and hear from two Bay Area men famous for their work with and knowledge of these native plants. Mike Vasey and Jake Sigg will team up to lead this hike to the northern most headland peak to see the famed coastal prairie land just below. They will talk about the special plants making up the habitat you will find here. Nootka reedgrass (Calamagrostis nutkaensis) and Californa fescue (Festuca californica) flourish here in association with huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum) and a number of other berry-bearing shrubs as well as abundant flowers and succulents.
We highly recommend the hands-on restoration as by far the most fun and effective way to learn native plants and their ecology," said Jake Sigg. "Pacifica Land Trust's ongoing stewardship of this dramatic place where Montara Mountain meets the ocean has transformed some of the former motorcycle trails and several slide areas. You will enjoy seeing and hearing about their work."
Volunteers and hikers are encouraged to wear long pants, long sleeve shirts and sturdy shoes. Hiking poles can be helpful for the down and up hill trail segments.
Yes, all is right on the headlands. Another season is coming and anyone participating in the Native Plant hike or working on the habitat restoration projects will yet again witness the amazing transformation of the plants and the place over time. And who knows, hearing about the special coastal bluff and coastal prairie habitat from two champion ecologists just might make it even better.
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