Author: Alice Kaufman

Victory Over the Trump Administration!
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Victory Over the Trump Administration!

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve won our lawsuit against the Trump administration over their decision to abandon Clean Water Act jurisdiction for the Cargill salt ponds. U.S. District Judge William Alsup ruled on Monday that the Trump administration ignored its own regulations and misapplied the law in its decision. Now the Trump administration will...

Ask the San Jose General Plan Task Force to Protect Coyote Valley
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Ask the San Jose General Plan Task Force to Protect Coyote Valley

On October 29, the San Jose General Plan Task Force will have the opportunity to choose a new future for Coyote Valley — a future that’s focused on nature, not industrial development. Please email the Task Force to tell them to protect Coyote Valley! A New Vision For Coyote Valley Last year, the City of...

Stop the Lehigh Expansion
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Stop the Lehigh Expansion

In the foothills just west of Cupertino, the Lehigh Permanente Quarry forms a 3500-acre scar in the otherwise green and undeveloped hillsides of the Santa Cruz Mountains. For decades, mining operations there have discharged toxic selenium into Permanente Creek and contributed to air pollution, noise, and dust in the region. Up until now, Lehigh’s mining...

Help us pass Measure T!
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Help us pass Measure T!

Measure T, which will renew funding for the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority, will be on the ballot for most Santa Clara County voters this November. Volunteers are needed to help get the word out about this important ballot measure to protect and restore local open space! Volunteer for the Measure T campaign Measure...

Stop the Lehigh Expansion
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Stop the Lehigh Expansion

In the foothills just west of Cupertino, the Lehigh Permanente Quarry forms a 3500-acre scar in the otherwise green and undeveloped hillsides of the Santa Cruz Mountains. For decades, mining operations there have discharged toxic selenium into Permanente Creek and contributed to air pollution, noise, and dust in the region. Up until now, Lehigh’s mining...

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...

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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