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Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Wavecrest Workday

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Join us on the coastal prairie for a habitat restoration workday at Wavecrest.

Saturday, November 10th from 10 - 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.

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Show Opening & Artist's Reception
Sep
21
5:00 PM17:00

Show Opening & Artist's Reception

 Red-tailed Hawk, by Beau Gil

Please join us for the "Coastal Fall" Art Show Opening & Artist's Reception. Meet the artists and explore the beauty of Coastal Fall through their art. 

Friday, September 21, 5:00-8:00 pm.
788 Main Street
Half Moon Bay, CA

Gallery hours are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays 11AM - 3PM & by appointment.

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Coastal Cleanup Day
Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

Coastal Cleanup Day

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Join Coastside Land Trust and 60,000 other Californians as we come together to clean up our state’s beaches and waterways. Coastside Land Trust’s cleanup site will be Poplar Beach in Half Moon Bay.

When: Saturday, September 15 9AM to Noon
Meeting location: Poplar Beach at the west end of Poplar Street
What to bring:  Gloves, buckets, sturdy shoes, long sleeves, sun protection

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Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Wavecrest Workday

 Banner image showing workday details (also listed below), graphic of work gloves, graphic of trashbag.

Join us on the coastal prairie for a habitat restoration workday at Wavecrest.

Saturday, August 18th from 10 - 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. 

[Directions to Wavecrest Road]

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Aug
14
9:00 AM09:00

Welcome the Restoration Herd

 A restoration herd member from a previous year. A white sheep.

A little lamb told us the restoration herd will be on the move on Tuesday, August 14th. Join Coastside Land Trust at the intersection of Railroad Avenue & Poplar Street, Half Moon Bay around 9AM-ish to see the herd move to our Railroad Right of Way conservation easement. 

(Goats and sheep aren't great at calendaring, so we're crossing our fingers that they'll stick to this schedule. Any changes to the schedule will be posted on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram)

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Jul
27
to Aug 24

Call for Artists: Coastal Fall Art Show

 Red-tailed Hawk - by Beau Gill

Red-tailed Hawk - by Beau Gill

For our upcoming show, “Coastal Fall,” we are looking for pieces that reveal the ordinary and astounding beauty of our coastal environment from the shoreline to the barnyard. In keeping with our mission, we are particularly interested in works that focus on coastal land and/or those who inhabit its various environments. Artwork in all media will be considered.

We invite you and other artists you may know to submit. The submission period will be from July 27 to August 24 and the Jury's selection notification will be August 26 to 27. The show will run from September 21 to October 7, 2018.

Please click here for the application and instructions.
We look forward to seeing how you represent Coastal Fall.

 

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May
12
9:00 AM09:00

Wavecrest BioBlitz

Join Coastside Land Trust at Wavecrest Open Space for Wavecrest BioBlitz.

We welcome volunteers as leaders and participants in identifying as many living things (birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, butterflies, insects, spiders, trees, flowers, mushrooms) as possible along the Wavecrest trails. If you can help, please email Barbara Dye blkdye@gmail.com for more details and to sign up.

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Sponsored by Coastside Land Trust, Peninsula Open Space Trust, and California Academy of Sciences.

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May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Wavecrest Workday

 Volunteers pose with trash and invasive species removed from the Wavecrest property.

Volunteers pose with trash and invasive species removed from the Wavecrest property.

Join us on the coastal prairie for a habitat restoration workday at Wavecrest on Saturday, May 5th from 10 - 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. 

[Directions to Wavecrest Road]

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Apr
7
1:00 PM13:00

Seabird & Songbird Workshop and Walk

 White Crowned Sparrow; image credit: Lindsey Peterson

White Crowned Sparrow; image credit: Lindsey Peterson

Coastside Land Trust welcomes world-renowned birder Alvaro
Jaramillo on Saturday, April 7th as he presents Songbirds & Seabirds of
the coastside through an entertaining workshop and guided bird walk.

Workshop 1–2:30pm
Senior Coastsiders
925 Main Street
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Parking: Street parking is available on Main Street. You may also park in any non-numbered parking space that belongs to the building.

Walk 3–5pm
Wavecrest Open Space
End of Wavecrest Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Parking: Park at Smith Field on Wavecrest Road in Half Moon Bay.

Weather:
The workshop portion is inside. The current weather forecast is for the rain to end about 11:00am on Saturday.  The walk leaders will decide at 3:00pm whether to proceed with the walk portion of the event.

Purchase tickets below:

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Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

Wavecrest Workday

 A view of a trail within the Wavecrest property.

Join us on the coastal prairie for a habitat restoration workday at Wavecrest on Saturday, January 20th from 10 - 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. 

[Directions to Wavecrest Road]

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Art Show Opening & Artists' Reception: “Local Landscapes” by HMB High School Students
Dec
8
4:00 PM16:00

Art Show Opening & Artists' Reception: “Local Landscapes” by HMB High School Students

Join us on Friday, December 8th 2017 from 4-6 pm for our Winter 2017 Art Show Opening and Artists' Reception, at the Coastside Land Trust gallery at 788 Main Street, Half Moon Bay.

Coastside Land Trust has partnered with Half Moon Bay High School to showcase students’ inspired portrayals of the places that we coastsiders hold near and dear. Under the direction of art teacher Sean Riordan these talented young artists have created breathtaking coastal landscapes that will evoke wonderful memories of life on the coast while offering a fresh perspective of our coastal community and environment. The show will run from December 8th – 22nd  2017. Please call the office to arrange to see the show (650) 726-5056.

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Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

Purissima Old Town Site Tours

 A trail leading through trees at the Purissima Old Town Site

Join us at the Purissima Old Town Site for one of our small, docent-led tours to learn how one of the oldest Coastside towns disappeared. Enjoy a chance to see lots of native flora and fauna and learn about the history of the people who used to live on this site, located on the corner of Highway 1 and Verde Road, on the way to Elkus Ranch. There is uneven terrain and poison oak, so please wear sturdy shoes, long layers, sun protection and bring water. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are free.

Tour Dates: 
Saturday, September 9, 2017. Historical tours at 10am, 11am & noon
Saturday, October 7, 2017. Historical tours at 10am, 11am & noon
Saturday, November 4, 2017. Historical tours at 10am, 11am & noon.

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Sep
30
4:00 PM16:00

Coastside Concertos with pianist Mackenzie Melemed

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Coastside Land Trust Proudly Presents:

Coastside Concertos with pianist Mackenzie Melemed

When: Saturday, September 30, 4–5pm
Admission: Free
Where: United Methodist Church [map link]
777 Miramontes Street
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Join us for a very special performance by Mackenzie Melemed, “An excellent
young pianist.” -The New York Times. Mackenzie is playing for Coastside
Land Trust to show his love of the San Mateo Coastside.

Mackenzie, 22, began performing concerts at the age of 4, having fallen in love with music just a year before when his grandfather brought him a very small keyboard at a yard sale for just a dollar. At the age of eight, Melemed portrayed the young Mozart in the Discovery Channel series “Medical Mystery.” He has performed at The White House, Carnegie Hall, with the Boston Civic Symphony Orchestra and with the New England Philharmonic Orchestra. Mackenzie has given recitals throughout the United States, Czech Republic, China, Finland and Japan.

He has won numerous national and international piano, including 1st place at both the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition and the Iowa International Piano Competition. Mackenzie received his Bachelors in Music at The Julliard School of Music and is finishing up his Masters, also at Julliard.
 

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Sep
16
9:00 AM09:00

Coastal Cleanup Day

Join Coastside Land Trust and 60,000 other Californians as we come together to

clean up our state’s beaches and waterways. Coastside Land Trust’s cleanup site will

be Poplar Beach in Half Moon Bay

Meeting location: Poplar Beach at the west end of Poplar Street [map link]

What to bring: Gloves, buckets, sturdy shoes, long sleeves, sun protection

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Aug
26
10:00 AM10:00

Toast to the Trail - August 26th

Join the Coastside Land Trust to celebrate the planning and trail alignment for thefinal gap in the Coastal Trail through Half Moon Bay. Enjoy visiting with open space supporters,  review the trail planning maps, and participate in a tour of Phase II of the Wavecrest Coastal Trail. Bring your own champagne glass. Light refreshments. Coastside Land Trust will be 20 years old later this year. It is wonderful to celebrate CLT's milestone with Wavecrest Coastal Trail, Phase II.

Meet at the south side of Seymour Bridge.

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Bat Workshop & Field Identification - August 12th
Aug
12
6:30 PM18:30

Bat Workshop & Field Identification - August 12th

Learn about our coastal bats with bat expert Greg Tatarian, and enjoy field identification with echolocation and photos.

Workshop

6:30-8:00pm
Coastside Senior Center
925 Main Street
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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Field Identification
8:00-10:00pm
Coastside Senior Center Carpooling from workshop

Questions? 650.726.5056 or info@coastsidelandtrust.org

Workshop and Field Identification tickets are available below:

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May
13
1:00 PM13:00

Wildflower Workshop & Walk

Join us for the Coastside Wildflower Workshop and Walk led by local botanist Toni Corelli. 

Toni Corelli is a botanist, environmental consultant and longtime member of the California Native Plant Society. She is the author of Flora of Edgewood Park, Rare and Endangered Plants of San Mateo and Santa Clara County, and Plants and Plant Communities of San Mateo Coast, written in collaboration with Avis Boutell and Nancy Frost. 

Workshop will focus on coastal wildflowers of San Mateo coast.

Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite in advance (see below)

Adults $15 workshop, $10 walk

Youth and Seniors $10 workshop or walk

Workshop Location and Time

Coastside Senior Center
925 Main Street
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
1 to 2:30pm

Walk Location and Time
Smith Field, west end of Wavecrest Road, Half Moon Bay
3 to 5pm

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Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

Wavecrest Workday

Wavecrest Workday

Join us on the coastal prairie for a habitat restoration workday at Wavecrest on Saturday, April 22nd from 10 - 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. 

 Volunteers celebrating a successful workday with the pile of trash pulled from the Wavecrest property.

Volunteers celebrating a successful workday with the pile of trash pulled from the Wavecrest property.

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Feb
4
4:00 PM16:00

A Concert with a View

A Concert with a View

Saturday, February 4, 4-5pm. Ritz Carlton Hotel, Half Moon Bay

The Coastside Land Trust and the Ritz Carlton Hotel are delighted to announce a free piano concert by the very talented Mackenzie Melemed in the hotel’s lovely Miramar Room overlooking the ocean. Do not miss this opportunity to hear this award-winning, Juilliard-trained pianist perform live.

Mackenzie Melemed is a Masters student at The Juilliard School of Music in New York City. Since the age of four, Mackenzie has performed more than 600 concerts for audiences around the world.

At age nine, he was asked to perform for President George Bush at a fundraiser in Boston. This led to him being invited to play at the White House during the Christmas holidays for five consecutive years. He has played at Carnegie Hall, with the Boston Civic Symphony Orchestra and with the New England Philharmonic Orchestra. He has given concerts in the Czech Republic and across China. In 2014, he won 1st Prize at the International Piano Academy Competition in Japan.

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Jan
28
10:00 AM10:00

Wavecrest Workday

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Wavecrest Workday

Join us on the coastal prairie for a habitat restoration workday at Wavecrest on Saturday, January 28 from 10 - 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. 

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Jan
20
to Feb 3

Winter 2017 Youth Art Show

We are excited to announce that the Coastside Land Trust gallery will feature artwork by Sea Crest School K-5th grade students in the 2017 Winter Youth Art Show. Through exploration of different techniques, art principles and themes, Khalid Birdsong has inspired and challenged our young artists to tell a story with each assignment. This year's show, curated by Janicee Forchini, shares these stories in a wonderfully diverse, intriguing and colorful collection of self-portraits, wildlife portraits, coastal landscapes, fantastical scenes and abstract explorations of shape, color and contrast. The show will run until Friday, February 3rd, 2017. Hours*: Weekdays 11am-2pm (*Call to confirm: 650-726-5056)

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Coastal Cleanup Day - Poplar Beach
Sep
17
9:00 AM09:00

Coastal Cleanup Day - Poplar Beach

Join Coastside Land Trust and 60,000 other Californians for the annual Coastal Cleanup Day! Coastside Land Trust's cleanup site will be Poplar beach. 

When: Saturday, September 17th; 9:00am - noon.
Meeting Location: Poplar Beach at the west end of Poplar Street. 
What to bring: Gloves, buckets, sturdy shoes, long sleeves, sun protection. 

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Aug
15
to Aug 22

Call for Artists: "Celebrating the Coast"

 Gilia Buds - by Beau Gill

Gilia Buds - by Beau Gill

For our upcoming show, “Celebrating the Coast,” we are looking for pieces that reveal the ordinary and astounding beauty of our coastal environment, from the shoreline to the barnyard.  In keeping with our mission we are particularly interested in works that focus on coastal land and/or those who inhabit its various environments. Artwork in all media will be considered.

We invite you and other artists you might know to submit. The submission period will be from August 15 to 22 and the show will run from September 23 to October 7, 2016. Please click here for the application and instructions.

We look forward to seeing your visions of celebrating the coast.

 

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Jun
4
1:00 PM13:00

Songbird & Seabird Workshop and Walk

  Allen’s Hummingbird - Alvaro Jaramillo

Allen’s Hummingbird - Alvaro Jaramillo


Join Coastside Land Trust on Saturday, June 4th for the Songbird & Seabird Workshop and Walk. Tickets are available below through Eventbrite.

Songbird & Seabird Workshop - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Coastside Land Trust welcomes world-renowned birder Alvaro Jaramillo as he presents Songbirds & Seabirds of the Coastside through an entertaining workshop. Learn about behavior, field marks, ecology and migratory patterns of local birds. His new book "Birds of California" will be available at the workshop.
When:  Saturday, June 4th 1-2:30pm
Where: Coastside Senior Center - 925 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Parking: Street parking is available on Main Street. You may also park in any non-numbered parking space that belongs to the building.


Seabird & Songbird Walk - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Join expert birders from the Sequoia Audubon Society for a guided walk at Wavecrest in Half Moon Bay. Guided walks will be in small groups and explore coastal prairie and coastal shrub habitats along the area's undeveloped walking trails. Stable shoes are recommended. 
When: Saturday, June 4th 3-5pm
Where: Wavecrest in Half Moon Bay
Parking: Park at Smith Field on Wavecrest Road in Half Moon Bay.

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May
6
4:00 PM16:00

2016 Youth Art Show Opening & Reception

Spring Youth Art Show: "Inspired by Nature - Beauty in Optimism"

The Coastside Land Trust gallery spring 2016 show features artwork by Wilkinson School K-8th grade students. This collection of beautiful and thoughtful pieces explores how nature inspires these young members of our Coastside community. Please join us on Friday, May 6th from 4-7 pm for the Opening and Artists' Reception hosted by CLT staff and volunteers and Wilkinson School Art Teacher, Shenandoah Smith. Light refreshments will be served. The show will run from May 6-27. Regular gallery hours are Thursdays and Fridays 11am-2pm, or call to arrange to see the show, (650) 726-5056. The gallery is located at 788 Main Street, HMB. 

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Jan
29
4:00 PM16:00

2016 Youth Art Show Reception

Please join us on Friday, January 29th from 4-7 pm for our Winter Youth Art Show Opening and Artists' Reception. Coastside Land Trust has partnered with Sea Crest School to showcase a wonderfully diverse collection of beautiful, inspiring, humorous and intriguing pieces created by K-5th students. From serene coastal landscapes to pop-art portraits of wildlife, this show highlights the many different techniques and themes that Sea Crest School students have been exploring over the past fall and winter. Please join us for light refreshments and to view their work. The show will run from January 29 – February 11, regular gallery hours are Thursday and Friday 11am-2pm. The gallery is located at 788 Main Street, HMB.

January 29
4-7 pm
788 Main Street, Half Moon Bay 

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Dec
26
9:00 AM09:00

Purissima Old Town Site Tours - December 26th

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Join us at the Purissima Old Town Site for a small docent led tour to learn how one of the oldest coastside towns disappeared. Enjoy a chance to see lots of native flora and fauna and learn about the history of the people who used to live on the site. Wear sturdy shoes, layers, and sun protection. There is poison oak and uneven terrain on the property. For more information and to register find us on eventbrite .


When: Saturday, December 26th, tours at 9, 10 and 11 am
Where: Corner of Hwy 1 and Verdi Road (on the road to Elkus Ranch) 
What to bring: Water, wear sturdy shoes & layers, sun protection
Details: Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

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Nov
28
9:00 AM09:00

Purissima Old Town Site Touts - November 28th

Join us at the Purissima Old Town Site for a small docent led tour to learn how one of the oldest coastside towns disappeared. Enjoy a chance to see lots of native flora and fauna and learn about the history of the people who used to live on the site. Wear sturdy shoes, layers, and sun protection. There is poison oak and uneven terrain on the property. For more information and to register find us on eventbrite.


When: Saturday, November 28th, tours at 9, 10 and 11 am
Where: Corner of Hwy 1 and Verdi Road (on the road to Elkus Ranch) 
What to bring: Water, wear sturdy shoes & layers, sun protection
Details: Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

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