Author: Alice Kaufman

Protect Juristac From Sand Mine
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Protect Juristac From Sand Mine

Juristac, a critical wildlife corridor and sacred Native American landscape, is threatened by a proposed sand mining operation that would dig giant cavities hundreds of feet deep, destroying over 300 acres of habitat and blocking wildlife migration in and out of the southern end of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Juristac is also the most sacred...

Coyote Valley Victory: Persistence Pays Off
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Coyote Valley Victory: Persistence Pays Off

At the press conference in front of San Jose City Hall, Committee for Green Foothills’ Executive Director Megan Fluke – flanked by San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Peninsula Open Space Trust President Walter Moore; and Councilmember Sergio Jimenez – spoke on behalf of the environmental community on the historic land acquisition in Coyote Valley. On...

Stanford Foothills Fight Continues
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Stanford Foothills Fight Continues

Photo by Peter Drekmeier – Advocating for the Stanford Foothills back in 1999 For years, we’ve been advocating for the Stanford Foothills to be permanently protected. With Stanford’s recent withdrawal of their development application, we must continue the fight to get permanent protections for the Foothills. Please stand with us in our ongoing efforts to...

A Historic Victory For Coyote Valley
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A Historic Victory For Coyote Valley

Photo by Ronald Horii I’m excited to announce a major victory in the 40+ year effort to protect Coyote Valley. With a historic vote by the San Jose City Council on Wednesday, over 900 acres of land in North Coyote Valley will be permanently protected from development. We have reached this momentous occasion because of...

Protect Open Space in the Stanford Foothills
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Protect Open Space in the Stanford Foothills

On Tuesday, November 5 at 1:30 p.m., the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will hold its final hearing on Stanford University’s development plans. Please sign the petition and email the Supervisors “using the form below” to tell them to protect the Stanford Foothills from development! What’s Happening The Stanford Foothills, which stretch from Junipero...

AB 948 signed by Governor Newsom
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AB 948 signed by Governor Newsom

Photo Credit: Jim Gensheimer/Bay Area News Group Great news! The campaign to protect Coyote Valley got a big boost last month when Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 948, creating the Coyote Valley Conservation Program. “What Coyote Valley offers is irreplaceable: vibrant wetlands, an essential wildlife habitat and migratory area, active farmlands, a resource to fight...

We’ve Sued the Trump Administration
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We’ve Sued the Trump Administration

On September 24, Committee for Green Foothills, together with 3 other environmental groups, filed suit against the Trump administration over its actions in giving up Clean Water Act jurisdiction over the Cargill salt ponds in Redwood City. “We’re not going to stand by while Cargill uses the Trump administration’s eagerness to gut our environmental laws...

Action Alert: Stop Cargill – Protect Our Bay Shoreline
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Action Alert: Stop Cargill – Protect Our Bay Shoreline

Seven years ago, we stopped plans by agribusiness giant Cargill to build a massive new city of 30,000 people on top of the Redwood City salt ponds – historic San Francisco Bay wetlands that provide crucial habitat to tens of thousands of migratory shorebirds, and offer the region’s best opportunity for restoring San Francisco Bay....

An Inspiring Day For the Protection of Juristac
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An Inspiring Day For the Protection of Juristac

The beautiful landscape of Juristac (also known as Sargent Ranch) is under threat from a sand and gravel quarry. To gather strength to stop this destructive mining operation, hundreds of local residents, members of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, and other supporters gathered at Mission San Juan Bautista last Sunday, September 8, for the Walk...

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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