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Presentation to Sunset Cliffs Natural Park Council proposing native plant garden project for north end of Linear Park

Presentation to Sunset Cliffs Natural Park Council proposing native plant garden project for north end of Linear Park

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  • 1. Friendly Ocean-Friendly Gardening
  • 2. Shaw’s Agave Native Plants of San Diego Coast – Pt. Loma
  • 3. Lemonadeberry / Boxthorn Lemonadeberry / SagebrushLemonadeberry Native Plants of San Diego Coast – Torrey Pines, Pt. Loma
  • 4. California Sagebrush Native Plants of San Diego Coast – Torrey Pines City Park, Sunset Cliffs NP
  • 5. Buckwheats Native Plants of San Diego Coast – Black’s Canyon, La Jolla
  • 6. CompositesGoldenbush Goldenbush Sunflower Sea dahlia
  • 7. Gooseberry Boxthorn Maritime Chaparral Cliff spurge
  • 8. Barrel Cactus Lady Fingers Coast Cholla Chalk Dudleya Fish-hook CactusSucculent Scrub Native Plants of San Diego Coast - Torrey Pines SP
  • 9. Ground Covers Salt Grass Sand Verbena Sea Blite Wishbone Bush
  • 10. What’s wrong with this picture?
  • 11. Native PlantRestoration Garden?
  • 12. Linear Park (North End)
  • 13. Linear Park (North End)
  • 14. Our Goals:1. Promote publicawareness of nativeplant gardening witha high-visibilityrestoration garden.
  • 15. Our Goals:2. Set the “goldstandard” in nativegarden design,joining ecologicalfunction andaesthetics to create abeautiful, locallynative, sustainablegarden.
  • 16. Our Goals:3. Develop acommitted corps(core) of volunteerswho will establishand maintain thegarden and lead opengardening activities.
  • 17. Our Goals:4. Use the EntryGarden as an exampleand cornerstone forthe gradual restorationof natives throughoutthe Linear Park.
  • 18. Sunset Cliffs Natural Park Master PlanNative Plant Preservation and RevegetationMaritime Succulent Scrub, Southern Maritime Chaparraland Coastal Grasslands…. should be preserved, as well asexpanded and reestablished….In areas where native plants do not currentlyexist, revegetate with native plants.
  • 19. Sunset Cliffs Natural Park Master PlanNative Plant Preservation and RevegetationAdditional plant cover will:• reduce soil erosion• retain surface groundwater• provide cover for wildlife• enhance scenic quality
  • 20. Sunset Cliffs Natural Park Master PlanRestoration1. Restore the Park to its former natural state including theremoval of unnatural materials and elements.3. Define Park image … by creating enhanced Park entries withappropriate entry identification, landscaping and trail heads.4. Enhance Park image by providing for signage, …seating/restingforms, etc.… in an unobtrusive way.
  • 21. Sunset Cliffs Natural Park Master PlanPark EntryAn identifiable park entry or point of arrival needs to beestablished at the intersection of Sunset Cliffs Boulevard andAdair Street.Create a Park Entrance … to identify the Park and thebeginning of the proposed Sunset Cliffs Coastal Trail.
  • 22. Sunset Cliffs Natural Park Master PlanPark EntryBluff top entry shall include appropriate• Park identification signage• Accent native plants• Restoration of native plant cover• Seating forms and trail head furnishings of natural materials
  • 23. Sunset Cliffs Natural Park Master PlanNative Plant Preservation Program• Implement a comprehensive revegetation program to address functional needs (accent, shade, massing, screening, definition, etc.)....• Install accent landscaping to complement Park entry identification and interpretive signage.• Plant native shrub and groundcover massings to define pedestrian trails.
  • 24. Our Roles:Sunset CliffsPark Council• Advice and Consent• Institutional memory of SCNP• Liason with City• Outreach to Sunset Cliffs community• ??
  • 25. Our Roles:CNPS GardenCommittee• Recruit 6–8 “Garden Stewards” (6–8 hrs/mo.)• Raise funds for purchase of plants, etc.• Propagate more plants from cuttings and seeds• Hold educational gardening activities for CNPS members
  • 26. Our Roles:Garden Native• Design landscape plan for Entry Point Garden• Provide horticultural training to garden stewards• Outreach to professional landscapers• (Develop conceptual restoration plan for Linear Park)
  • 27. Issues:• Permits• Surface hardpan• Contour for drainage• Temporary irrigation• Trail constraints• Eventual removal of fill placed over cliffs• Vandalism, theft
  • 28. Next Steps:• Confer with City Parks Ranger• Design Entry Point landscape• Recruit CNPS volunteers• Raise funds• Propagate/ purchase plants• Planting Fall 2013
  • 29. Questions?Discussion
  • 30. Park EntryRestoration Garden