PRESS RELEASE. Sunday, Dec. 6th, 2020 from the Midcoast Community Council.
During 2020, the restoration team has been conducting invasive plant management and seed collection and propagation. Major restoration tasks at the site during the first two weeks in December will require some heavy equipment (supervised by biologists) and will include:
- Removal of ice plant (~6,400 sf), ornamental shrubs, and wood chips.
- Recontouring of mounded soil.
- Planting ~ 7,400 native plants of seven different species, which Go Native propagated from site-collected seed.
Due to the dry weather forecast, the new plantings will be irrigated this first season. Restoration work will continue over the next four years.
Vallemar Bluff lies along the spectacular rocky shoreline north of Juliana, west of Vallemar, in Moss Beach. The undeveloped 2.5-acre property is zoned RM/CZ (Resource Management/Coastal Zone) and has popular trails, a cypress grove, and rare coastal prairie habitat.
The grasslands of Vallemar Bluff are an increasingly rare native plant community known as ‘Coastal Prairie’. Some very rare plants grow here including “coast yellow leptosiphon” which grows nowhere else in the world.