Habitat Restoration: Rockaway Switchbacks – Postponed

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Rockaway Switchbacks Habitat Restoration: Postponed

About the Restoration:

The Rockaway Switchbacks and beach bluffs habitat restoration project started in 2015 with the question “what if”. What if we could tip the balance toward native plants and restore native habitat here? 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 Rockaway Beach: the San Francisco garter snake, the San Bruno elfin butterfly, and the California red-legged frog. Habitat restoration is critical for preserving habitat for these endangered species.

Site Captain: Freidel Cohen
Where to Meet: We’ll meet at the south end of the parking lot by the bathrooms.
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: Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own favorite gardening tools, a shovel or hoe, and reusable garden/work gloves. Extra gloves and specific tools will be provided while supplies last.

More questions? Read our Native Habitat Restoration FAQs

Would You Like to Join Us? To make sure we bring the right amount of supplies, to be more efficient and conserve paper, please complete our online form. It will only take you a few seconds. Sign up here!