2016 Volunteer Work Days
Now is your chance to help restore their natural beauty and resilience — and get to know the magnificent coastal bluffs of Pedro Point. Volunteers are needed on the third Sunday of the month (9:45 am – 1:00 pm)
- August 14
- August 21
- September 18
- October 30
- November 27 “Escape to the Headlands”
See the Volunteer Section for details on volunteer work days.
Volunteer Appreciation Hike October 23, 2016
We would like to celebrate your work on the Pedro Point Headlands, the end of the CA Coastal Conservancy Grant, and the beginning of the OHV (Off Highway Vehicle) grant work with a Volunteer Appreciation Hike:
Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
1.00 pm to 4.30 pm
Please meet at Castle Kitchen and Bath on San Pedro Ave by 1pm. Like always we will carpool up to the headlands.
Refreshments, beverages, and hopefully a sunset are planned.
At the headlands we will embark on our hike to the North Ridge with Mike Vasey who will share “his story” again about how special this native prairie grassland is as an ecological reserve and how the headlands was saved from development. Along the way Kathy Kellerman will be on hand to share with you the work that has already begun by Go Native to restore the erosion gullies and share with you the plans for this year and next on this special project funded by the CA State OHV grant. You will witness the early stages of switchbacks up the South Ridge Trail and the evolving On-Site Native plant nursery that is currently being built and stocked.
We will take time on our return to have a volunteer toast overlooking the ocean at the top of the Arroyo trail and if lucky we will see the sunset!
Special thanks as always to the PPCA for their continued generosity and support for refreshments, tool storage and meeting location.
Earth Day 2016: Celebrate Earth Day on April 23 11-2:30
Join The Pacifica Land Trust at the 2016 Earth Day of Action and EcoFest! We encourage you to participate one of the many beach cleanups to be held from 9:00 am – 11:00 am, then come enjoy the festivities. The EcoFest will be held at Linda Mar State Beach, South Parking lot this Saturday, April 23 from 11:00 am – 2:30 pm. Visit our booth to learn more about The Pacifica Land Trust’s environmental education and land trust activities. At this family-friendly event, you can also enjoy music, activities, food, and entertainment. Bike parking onsite and complimentary parking and shuttle bus available from Cabrillo School.
I Love Lichens Walk at Pedro Point Headlands
On Sunday, February 14, 2016 Headland enthusiasts joined docent Alf Fengler to look not only for our new California State Lichen, but also for a nice collection of other species of these fascinating double or even triple organisms. Participants learned to clearly identify our State Lichen and to recognize at least one member of each major lichen type (crusty or crustose, leaflike or foliose, shrubby or fruticose).
Image: Ramalina menziesii
© 2014 Alf J. Fengler
Plants of the Pedro Point Headlands
The Pedro Point Headlands is rich in native vegetation and hosts one of the most pristine coastal prairies along the California coast. The public was invited on August 30th to explore this property and join a Native Plant hike with lead by botanist, Pedro Point Headlands champion, and Pacifica Land Trust Board member Mike Vasey, PhD.