Nature’s Inspiration is Committee for Green Foothills’ premier celebration to honor an individual who has dedicated their life to protecting nature. Past honorees include Congresswomen Anna Eshoo and Jackie Speier; Congressman Pete McCloskey, Co-Founder of Earth Day; and Peter Douglas, former California Coastal Commission chief.
Our 2017 honoree is Joan Baez, local legend, famed American folk singer, songwriter and activist known for songs like ‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down’ and ‘Diamonds and Rust.’ She has used her talent to inspire generations of people across the world to rise up and make our world a better place. Join us for hors d’oeuvres and wine as we pay tribute to Joan in grateful recognition of her lifetime of environmental and social justice activism. Our venue, Coyote Ranch, is nestled in the beautiful Coyote Valley, the 7,000+ acres of threatened greenbelt between San Jose and Morgan Hill. Attire is outdoor fancy.
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Explore the Coyote Valley region by bicycle on a flat 25-mile loop. We’ll visit the Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve, bike across the valley floor, hop on the Coyote Creek Trail, and wave as we pass by Spina Farms (it’ll be pumpkin season so it’ll probably be too busy to stop there for long). Together we’ll learn more about the history, wildlife, water, and agricultural story of this area. Bring your bike, a helmet, sun protection, 1-2 liters of water, and a bag lunch. You may want to bring cash or card to buy something at the Spina Farm Stand. Speakers will include Deb Kramer with Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful and our very own Executive Director Megan Medeiros. Space is limited, RSVP today.
With sea level rise and a growing population, the California’s coast faces many challenges over the coming decades. Join us for a member appreciation event and discover some hope as we welcome Dr. Charles Lester. Formerly California Coastal Commission chief, Charles has been working in the field of ocean and coastal management for more than 25 years. He is currently at the Institute of Marine Sciences at UC Santa Cruz, researching and writing about sea level rise, coastal resilience, and other aspects of California coastal law and policy.