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Mendocino Headlands Eradication and Restoration Team 

HEART works in Mendocino Headlands State Park, engaging with our habitat in a hands-on way by removing invasive plants. California Invasive Plant Council defines invasive plants as: “plants that are not native to an environment, and once introduced, they establish, quickly reproduce and spread, and cause harm to the environment.”
Removing invasive weeds opens up the space for native seeds to sprout and thrive. The diversity and the health of the ecosystem increase as a result of their removal. 

Painting by John Hewitt

Join us on Wednesdays

We meet every Wednesday from 11:00-1:00 somewhere in Mendocino Headlands State Park. If you want to volunteer, email Carrie at
One or two days prior to our workday, she will send out an email indicating precisely where we will meet that week, what tools to bring, and what we will be working on. This is boots-on-the-ground restoration work- come prepared with gloves, and layers, and ready to get dirty!


Our Plant Community

Removing invasives allows for the regrowth of native plants in the coastal ecosystems. Increased biodiversity and restored headlands help the area keep up with the repercussions of climate change. Click through the photos below to get to know the plants we are working to support. 

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