Coastal sand dunes are among the most dynamic and fragile natural formations relying on our commitment to protect and preserve 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.
To support the newest native plants during this drought, we recently invested in two water tanks with piping to carry the water down the trails on both the Linda Mar and Rockaway sides of the coastal trail to the newly planted areas. If we can get the plants through the drought they will become established by the next rainy season and we can expand the planting area with new native seedlings. Soon they will start repopulating on their own. We need your help to cover the cost of these tanks and the piping!
Restoring our coastal landscape involves removing non-native invasive plants and weeds (i.e., ice plant, radish, mustard, thistle and ox tongue) to make way for planting coastal native plants (i.e., beach sage, seaside daisy, CA Aster, coast buckwheat, strawberry and so many more) to maintain, increase and sustain biodiversity.
PBC has been doing habitat restoration work on the hills between Linda Mar and Rockaway Beach for more than 25 years. Over the past five years, PBC volunteers removed 100,000 pounds of invasive species (i.e. weeds!), and planted 5,000 native plants. Your help to fund our watering system will make all of the difference in the world!
To learn more, please visit https://www.pacificbeachcoalition.org/faq/native-habitat-restoration-faqs/.
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