Herd of habitat-restoring goats and sheep move to Coastside Land Trust's Railroad Right-of-Way Conservation Easement, August 2014
Wavecrest Workday Join us on the coastal prairie for a habitat restoration workday at Wavecrest on Saturday, August 8 from 10am-Noon. We'll continue our work removing invasive plants around the coastal trail, picking up trash, and abating graffiti. Meet at the Smith Field Ballparks at the end of Wavecrest Road in Half Moon Bay. Wear layers, sturdy shoes, and sun protection. If you plan to participate in graffiti abatement, wear clothes that can get muddy! Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. What: Wavecrest Habitat Restoration Workday When: Saturday, August 8 from 10am-Noon Where: Meet at the west end of Wavecrest Road, HMB • • • 500 Goats and Sheep Return to the Historic Railroad Right-of-Way For the fourth consecutive year, a herd of 500 goats and sheep will graze the historic Railroad Right-of-Way Conservation Easement in Half Moon Bay. The habitat restoration herd will be moved from the county landfill near Poplar Beach to our conservation easement along Railroad Avenue in early August. Look for our email regarding the final move date and join us to see the move in person. Once on the easement the animals will slowly make their way north along Railroad Avenue over the next 5-7 days, kicking off our habitat restoration efforts on the property for 2015-2016. If you live along the easement and can donate water, please call 650-726-5056 or respond to this email. • • • CLT Granted Trail Planning Funds for a Wavecrest Extension On July 21, 2015 the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors granted CLT $260,000 for the design, planning, and permitting of a 2 mile extension of the California Coastal Trail in Half Moon Bay. The proposed segment will complete an important gap in the coastal trail system between the southern end of CLT's 50-Acre parcel and Redondo Beach Road. The next step for CLT is to hire a landscape architecture firm to design and plan the trail. CLT will also be working with the Peninsula Open Space Trust, San Mateo County Parks, the State Coastal Conservancy, and the City of Half Moon Bay on the project. ••••• California Agriculture Art Show Opening Join us for a night of art and refreshments during California Agriculture Art Show Opening and Artists' reception on Friday, August 14 from 5:00-8:00pm. You can meet the artists and experience California's rich agriculture resources through oil, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, and photography. All art is for sale. The show will run through October 23 at 788 Main Street, Half Moon Bay. Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday, 11am-2pm and Sunday, 10am-2pm.
Pacifica Performances presents Maria Muldaur, Saturday, Aug 8, 2015, 7:30 p.m., Mildred Owen Hall, 1220 Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica, in the building with the colorful mural. “Way Past Midnight” is a 50-year multimedia retrospective of Maria’s career. She and her band perform her iconic hits, including “Midnight at the Oasis” and “I’m a Woman” plus roots, jazz, blues, and gospel. Sponsored by our friends Crickett Jones and Marv Morganti. No free passes accepted for this show. Tickets are on sale at the door starting 30 minutes before the show, or in advance at http://www.pacificaperformances.org by Friday, 12 noon the weekend of the show. Seats for eight or more can be reserved with Visa or MasterCard by calling 650.355.1882 by Friday, 12 noon. Admission: $20 General; $17 Seniors and Students under 25 with current ID; $15 Members; $12 Senior and Students Members; Youths under 18 are free. Doors open 30 minutes before the show. For more information or a schedule, call 650.355.1882 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Mildred Owen Hall is wheelchair accessible.
Volunteers needed to help install posts, cable, and signs for western snowy plovers' return to Pacifica State Beach (Linda Mar). Meet Wednesday, August 19 at 9 a.m. at the beach. Pacifica Shorebird Alliance
All Pacifica Historical Society members and friends: Please join us at the GRAND OPENING of the Pacifica Coastside Museum at the Little Brown Church. At long last our building is officially open to the public. Come enjoy looking at the exhibits, inspecting the renovations, and sharing in this joyous event, Saturday, August 22 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Pacifica Beach Coalition hosts regular habitat restoration and cleanups at Pacifica beaches. If your school, group, or family can help, please call 650-355-1668. Supplies and support provided. Join Pacifica Beach Coalition to put your special talents to work. Become a Beach Steward for your favorite beach. Help with record keeping, writing articles, taking photographs, school presentations, media communications, fundraising, grant writing.
The labyrinth at Saint Edmund’s Church is available for all to enjoy as a place of peace and tranquility seven days a week. The gates open daily from 7 a.m. to dusk. The labyrinth is a metaphor for the spiritual journey as we search for the center and meaning of our lives. Since prehistoric times, the labyrinth has been a sacred path of meditation that confers real benefits to body and soul. It has been found in all religious traditions in various forms around the world. Saint Edmund's is at 1500 Perez Drive off Rosita Road in Linda Mar, Pacifica. Call 650-359-3364 for more information.
If you like to walk in San Pedro Valley Park and enjoy its flora and fauna, and you want to help maintain the park, drop by the visitor center and join the volunteer team called Friends of San Pedro Valley Park. Several times a year, experts present programs at the visitor center and guided hikes focusing on park wildlife, geology, and botany. Volunteers help maintain the hiking trails and wildlife habitat in the park.
Bay Area nature enthusiasts stay informed and list events on BAY NATURE. That’s easy to do with the online event submission form. Email your announcements, but please submit two weeks in advance. The calendar is the most comprehensive list of nature-related public activities in the Bay Area: hikes, talks, film screenings, workshops, restoration projects, special days at nature centers and science museums. Calendar events also feed into the interactive map.
Explore internship and volunteer opportunities year-round in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), including Pacifica's three national parks (Mori Point, Milagra Ridge, and Sweeney Ridge), plus Ocean Beach, The Presidio, and Muir Woods. Projects include planting, weeding, mulching, beach cleanup, trail maintenance, and more. Register online at PARKS CONSERVANCY. For more information, call 415-561-3077 or email email@example.com