Author: Alice Kaufman

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Video on the fight to save Cargill salt ponds

See the new video from Save the Bay, featuring Redwood City residents whose decades-long fight to protect San Francisco Bay is now focused on preventing agribusiness giant Cargill from developing over 1,400 acres of restorable salt ponds in Redwood City. Copy and paste this link into your browser to see the video:  http://bit.ly/Msr6wl

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Coastal Commission rejects Big Wave project, approves Local Coastal Plan update

CGF is pleased to report that the Coastal Commission voted unanimously on Wednesday to deny the Coastal Development Permit for the “Big Wave” project, a combined 8-building office park and 2-building residential complex for developmentally disabled adults on the coast next to Half Moon Bay Airport. The project’s massive, bulky buildings of up to 46...

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Santa Clara County moves forward with trail project process

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted today to approve a process for selecting a project to be built with the $10.3 million in Stanford mitigation trail funding, originally designated back in 2000 as part of Stanford’s mitigation for its planned development. The County will now issue a request for proposals and will accept...

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CGF Farm Tour: A Day Among Chickens and Artichokes

The CGF “Traditions and Innovations” Coastal Farm Tour last Saturday was a huge success! We’re all still talking here at the CGF offices about how much fun we had visiting Giusti Farms, TomKat Ranch, Fifth Crow Farm, and Pie Ranch. More than 50 guests joined us to hear the entertaining and informative presentations on sustainable...

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"Traditions and Innovations" – San Mateo Coast Farm Tour

Come join CGF as our farm tour returns to the San Mateo coast!  We’ll visit Giusti Farms with its traditional crops of artichokes, leeks and brussel sprouts; enjoy lunch at TomKat Ranch where rotational grazing is helping restore grasslands and reduce erosion; walk among the veggies and flowers at Fifth Crow Farm, a certified organic,...

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De Anza College students conduct wildlife research in Coyote Valley

Coyote Valley has long been known to be a vital wildlife corridor linking the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Diablo Range. Now, with publication of “Safe Passage for Coyote Valley,” students at De Anza College have brought attention to the role Coyote Valley plays in wildlife movements in South Santa Clara County: “De Anza students...

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Developer withdraws Saltworks development proposal

Big news on the Redwood City Cargill Saltworks project! At the May 7 Redwood City Council meeting, the Council announced that developer DMB Associates had officially withdrawn its application for development of the Cargill salt ponds. While this is very good news, the bad news is that DMB and Cargill are already planning a new development...

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The ongoing saga of the Cargill Saltworks project in Redwood City

The ongoing saga of the Cargill Saltworks project in Redwood City took an unexpected turn recently when Redwood City Councilmember Rosanne Foust requested the City Council to put an advisory vote on the November ballot, asking voters whether the city should continue with its review of the project. CGF Legislative Advocate Alice Kaufman wrote the...

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Stanford gets county nod to expand campus

The Almanac Online – April 8, 2009 Stanford gets county nod to expand campus Growth by 2035 could reach 2 million to 5 million additional square feet under ‘Sustainable Development Study’ plan By Gennady Shayner, Palo Alto Online staff Stanford University’s plans to build new academic buildings and houses on its campus received a major...

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Differing views of the quarry: Controversy a constant companion as cement makers continue operations

Los Altos Town Crier – March 25, 2009 Differing views of the quarry: Controversy a constant companion as cement makers continue operations By Bruce Barton The sight evokes a reaction that’s slightly less overwhelming than surveying the expanse of the Grand Canyon. Workers are mining a gigantic pit encompassing some 600 acres and plunging more...

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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