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Protect Native Species! Join Our Linda Mar Habitat Restoration Event

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Pacific Beach Coalition

Habitat Restoration

The coastal sand dunes along Linda Mar Beach are among the most dynamic and fragile natural formations relying on our commitment to protecting and preserving them. Native plants are believed to host up to 400% more insects by mass as a food source than non-native plants. Restoration is vital to a healthy ecosystem and protects the beach, shorebirds, and wildlife. In Pacifica, restoration is critical for preserving habitat for the threatened western snowy plover and coastal bee populations on the Pacific coast.


Restoring this landscape involves removing non-native invasive plants and weeds (i.e., mustard, thistle, fennel and ox tongue) followed-up by planting locally sourced coastal native plants (i.e., yarrow, bee plant, coast buckwheat, seaside daisy and others) to maintain, increase and sustain biodiversity, and to stabilize hillside slopes. Three endangered species are found near this area: the San Francisco garter snake, the San Bruno elfin butterfly, and the California red-legged frog, and they need a native habitat to survive. Habitat restoration is critical for preserving habitat for these endangered species.

For more details, visit our website:
https://www.pacificbeachcoalition.org/next-habitat-restoration-sunday/

To sign up, fill out this form:
https://forms.gle/bcZCpQ4TJHLhvAne8

Site Captain: Michael Ayala, Freidel Cohen and Jeremy

Where to Meet: On the west side of Highway 1 at Crespi Drive stoplight on the morning of the event. You many also join in on the event after 10am by crossing Highway 1 at the stoplight, and heading north on the coastal trail bike path to join the team.

Driving Directions: Meeting spot is the surfers' beach parking lot at Rockaway Beach, Pacifica. From the intersection of Highway 1 and Fassler / Rockaway Beach Avenue traffic light in Pacifica, turn toward ocean onto Rockaway Beach Avenue. A very short distance, take the first left, Turning LEFT on to Old County Road. Continue on Old County Road past the Holiday Inn Express and into surfers' parking lot.

Parking: Free public parking.
Supplies:
BYO tools: bring your own reusable gardening gloves, pruning shears, hand trowel and shovel We will keep the numbers of volunteers very limited so please sign up in advance and we will send you a confirmation email
COVID-19 REGULATIONS
Please Wear your mask and respect social distancing to keep everyone and our Habitat Restoration site captains, safe and healthy.

More details about this location:
https://www.pacificbeachcoalition.org/take-action/linda-mar-habitat-restoration/

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About Pacific Beach Coalition

Location:

PO Box 932, PACIFICA, CA 94044, US

Mission Statement

The Pacific Beach Coalition is dedicated to preserving the ocean, coastal ecosystems and wildlife, with a focus on ending litter through advocacy, education, community building and citizen action. Be a volunteer and help us make trash extinct. Join us today! The Pacifica Beach Coalition is a 501(c)3 non profit organization.

Description

Primary programs include:

  • Weekly cleanups, rotating through the beautiful beaches in Pacifica, Montara and Half Moon Bay on San Mateo County's coast.
  • Monthly habitat restoration.
  • Earth Day Actions & Celebration.
  • Adopt-a-Beach Program coordination.
  • Education and outreach regarding the watershed, beaches and ocean.

Something for everyone to participate in. All ages and interests.

Children & Youth
Community
Environment

WHEN

Sun Oct 24, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

WHERE

Corner of Crespi Drive and Highway 1West side of Hwy 1 at the Crespi Drive stoplightPacifica, CA 94044

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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