The Land restoration will occurs through a carefully planned strategy to re-plant and re-vegetate needed for native local wildlife to survive or repopulate the area. Following the removal of invasive weeds, local plants grown in the Conservancy’s native plant nursery are planted, followed by low-drip irrigation and consistent maintenance of the landscape as it matures and thrives. 60 different species are grown from seeds collected by Conservancy Stewardship staff helped by dedicated volunteers and annually plants nearly 23,000 seedlings in the Nature Preserve lands.
How can you maintain a beautiful garden and still be responsible with your water usage? Drought tolerant native plants are a key part of the solution to California’s severe water shortage. Not only are native species a beautiful alternative, they are the source of food and “housing” for native birds and butterflies. The hidden value of using native plants is they provide a home to birds, butterflies like the Monarch, bees and other pollinator populations are severely declining across the nation. Native species enable them to survive, provide materials for making nests and with materials for making nests and finding insects to feed their young. You can Go Wild for the Peninsula by buying native plants online from the Conservancy at pvplc.org/plant-sales.