For all restoration projects, only native plants are used and the Half Moon Bay Native Plant Nursery supplies plants for the Coastside parks and beyond.

In early 2015, the nursery received a $5,000 grant from the California State Park Foundation to renovate the nursery.  Combining the grant funds and donations from local businesses, park staff and volunteers were able to take the weedy plot of land into a well-kept gravel work area with new potting tables for the plans and storage for tools to protect them from the harsh salt air.

In addition to awarding the grant that made upgrading the nursery possible, the California State Park Foundation provides ongoing support for the nursery and the parks through its Park Champions Program.  The program organizes volunteers to help with State Park projects, including native plant restoration, and the nursery supplies them plants to be used for their restoration work along the coast.

To showcase the dedication and year-round work of the volunteers at Half Moon Bay’s native plant nursery and the Park Champion’s program through the California State Park Foundation, Half Moon Bay State Beach has been hosting Coastal Wildflower Day since 2014.

Native plants are currently available to the public two times each year; during the Coastal Wildflower Day Festival, and at the Pigeon Point Light Station Anniversary Celebration in November.

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