Pedro Point Headlands Stewardship Program

The Pedro Point Headlands stewardship program is a volunteer initiative to preserve and restore this priceless open space. It is overseen by the Pacifica Land Trust and made possible by a stewardship grant from the California Coastal Conservancy.

Stewardship Projects


Come to the beautiful Pedro Point Headlands, for the Pacifica Land Trust Stewardship Project Dates on the fourth Sunday of each month, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

2024 Pedro Point Headlands Stewardship Project Dates

January 28
February 25
March 24
April 28
May 26
June 23
July 28
August 25
September 22
October 27
November 24
December No workday, Happy Holidays!

Monthly notices with project details are emailed 1 week prior to the workday and posted on this page. If you are not on the Pedro Point Headlands Stewardship Project Email List and would like to be included please sign up below.

Pacific Land Trust Stewards are pleasantly surprised by how good they feel, both physically, and mentally, after spending the day working with great people in a beautiful setting on such worthwhile land stewardship and trail maintenance projects. Projects vary from month to month. For example; collecting native seed, removing invasive species, cutting back vegetation encroaching onto trails, installing erosion control features on the land and on trails.

Steve Diers, the Pedro Point Headlands Project Manager and Stewardship Coordinator, will be the lead on these projects. 

Volunteers under 18 years of age need written permission from a parent or guardian, and an adult must accompany those under 16.

What to Bring

Projects will be performed in a variety of weather conditions, including light rain and in areas where poison oak and ticks may occur. Be prepared and take appropriate precautions:

  • Dress in layers and wear closed toe shoes, long pants, long sleeve shirts.
  • Bring: a backpack to carry: small tools provided, snack, water, gloves, tissue,insect repellent, sunscreen, etc.
  • Tools, gloves and extra water will be provided
  • If you are not vaccinated for COVID, you must wear a mask.
  • Everyone practice social distancing
  • Bathrooms are not available on site.
    Access Pedro Point Headlands one of three ways:
    1. Just for scheduled project days. Through the “green gate” just north of the Devil’s Slide parking lot and driving up a short hill to the meeting area at the main trailhead (see map below).
    2. By the informal trail (Future Coastal Trail) leaving from the dirt parking lot adjacent to the Linda Mar Ace Hardware  in Pacifica. This is about a 1 mile hike into the main trailhead. There is more parking space here than at Devil’s Slide north parking lot.
    3. By parking at the Upper Devil’s Slide parking lot immediately north of the tunnels and walking 1/4 mile north up the access to the main trailhead.

    Steve Diers PLT Project Manager & Stewardship Volunteers Coordinator and PLT Board Member Andrew Meiman.

    Photograph by Ellen Natesan PLT Boardmember.

    Steve Diers Bio

    Steve is a retired Ranger of 39 years. The bulk of his two Ranger jobs were building hiking and horseback trails. He completed the 60 hour California State Parks Trails Training to become a Trail Coordinator. As a 14 year EBRPD Ranger, he was the onsite supervisor for the construction of the narrow-gauge portions, water sources, campsites, signing and other developments for the 28 mile EBRPD Ohlone Wilderness Trail. He directed and worked with the EBRPD Sunol Trail Dogs Volunteers on trail and stewardship projects.

    As a 25 year EBMUD Ranger/Naturalist II Steve planned trail construction projects, notably for the 29.2 mile Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail (MCCT) and directed various trail construction crews over 23 years. He developed trail routes and construction techniques to minimize maintenance, erosion and biological impacts and maximize aesthetic values of trails. Steve also directed and worked with the award winning EBMUD Mokelumne Trailbuster Volunteers on trail and stewardship projects throughout his EBMUD career.

    Steve has received a Millennium Trails Certificate of Appreciation from the First Lady, Hillary Clinton in 2000. At the 2011 California State Trails Conference, he received the 2010 Lifetime Professional Achievement Award as a Career Trail Builder (25 yrs), Career Volunteer Coordinator (21 yrs), and as a Trail Advocate, as a Segment Coordinator and Chairman of the Mokelumne Coast 2 Crest Trail Council (18 yrs). The MCCT is a proposed 300 mile trail. He retired from EBMUD in 2015.

    Since May of 2021, he has had a partime job with the Pacifica Land Trust (PLT) as the PLT Project Manager and Stewardship Coordinator of the projects at Pedro Point Headlands. His wife, Stephanie, can always tell when gets home after working with PLT Stewardship Volunteers, because he is always very happy!




    If you enjoy the Headlands, please consider a tax-deductible donation to PLT.

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