Author: Alice Kaufman

Redwood City Should Plan For Sea Level Rise
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Redwood City Should Plan For Sea Level Rise

Redwood City expects to update its Climate Action Plan this year, but so far the draft plan contains no specific actions for adaptation to sea level rise. We’re pushing for Redwood City to begin climate adaptation planning, including planning for restoration of the Cargill salt ponds. What’s Happening Redwood City has been developing an updated...

Saratoga Terminates Mountain Winery Annexation Project
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Saratoga Terminates Mountain Winery Annexation Project

Last week, the Saratoga City Council voted to terminate the Mountain Winery Annexation Project, which would have allowed a 300-room hotel to be built in a Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone in the Santa Cruz Mountains.  We strongly opposed the project due to potential impacts to the surrounding landscape and wildlife, as well as...

Thank County Supervisors for Supporting Telecommuting!
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Thank County Supervisors for Supporting Telecommuting!

Last week, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to explore new County policies that would encourage and facilitate telecommuting (working from home) for County employees and expand telecommuting options for everyone in the County, even after the COVID-19 shutdown period is over. Please use the form below to email the Supervisors to...

The Trump Administration’s Latest Attack on the Cargill Salt Ponds
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The Trump Administration’s Latest Attack on the Cargill Salt Ponds

Last fall, we sued the Trump administration over its failure to maintain Clean Water Act jurisdiction over the Cargill salt ponds in Redwood City. On March 12 of this year, at a time when most of us were focused on the growing seriousness of the coronavirus threat, the Trump administration was busy filing a motion...

Local Food = Comfort Food During COVID-19
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Local Food = Comfort Food During COVID-19

In these challenging times, we’re reminded how important many of the things we take for granted are. Although the produce sections at grocery stores are still well-stocked (unlike the toilet paper aisle), a growing number of residents are turning to local farms for their fruits and vegetables. Suddenly, community-supported agriculture (CSA) farm boxes — a...

Help Protect Our Mountain Lions
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Help Protect Our Mountain Lions

On April 16, the California Fish and Game Commission will vote on whether to grant protection to our local population of mountain lions under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). Please email the Commission using the form below, and ask them to protect our mountain lions! What’s Happening Staff at the California Department of Fish...

Time for Cargill to Join the 21st Century
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Time for Cargill to Join the 21st Century

Published in The Daily Journal on 3/11/20 Recently, Redwood City leaders were informed that Cargill and its development partner, luxury housing developer DMB Associates, would be conducting a poll of residents concerning potential development on the Cargill-owned salt ponds in Redwood City. These salt ponds, which stretch more than 1,400 acres of Bay tidal flats...

What’s in Store for Coyote Valley?
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What’s in Store for Coyote Valley?

On February 26, over 200 guests attended Green Foothills’ event The Future of Coyote Valley: An Evening of Celebration and Conversation to cheer the recent conservation victories in this valley and more importantly, to hear what local leaders had to say about what’s next. The message was clear: the work of protecting Coyote Valley is...

Tell County Supervisors to Protect Stanford Foothills
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Tell County Supervisors to Protect Stanford Foothills

Next Tuesday, February 11, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will consider whether to extend protections for the Stanford Foothills open space for 99 years. Please email the Supervisors and tell them to protect our open space! What’s Happening The County of Santa Clara spent two years reviewing Stanford’s application for a General Use...

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COVID-19

Given our present health crisis, Green Foothills will not hold any in-person gatherings until we know it is safe to do so. Your health and well-being are important to us and we are currently planning ways in which to engage you in the important work we do through other means.

As you know, we have worked together for nearly 60 years to protect nature close to home, so please enjoy the fruits of our labor if possible. Getting out into nature can help reduce anxiety and might even boost your immune system, so we strongly encourage you to hike, walk, or bike close to home.

To unite our community during this time when we can’t physically be together, we encourage you to share photos from your outings on social media* with hashtags: #GreenFoothills #stayhealthy

*If you are not active on social media but want to share your photos, feel free to send us an email with your favorite photos from your hikes