Author: Alice Kaufman

Coyote Valley Under Threat … Again
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Coyote Valley Under Threat … Again

By Alice Kaufman One of the last significant pieces of open space in the Santa Clara Valley is once again threatened by industrial development. Nestled between the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Diablo Range in south San Jose, Coyote Valley spans over 7,400 acres – that’s seven times the size of Golden Gate Park. This...

Speak up for riparian corridor protection and bird-safe design
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Speak up for riparian corridor protection and bird-safe design

Next Tuesday, August 23, the San Jose City Council will consider riparian corridor protections and bird-safe design guidelines. Please join me and support these protections and request the Council apply the voluntary bird-safe design guidelines to all riparian corridors, not just north of Highway 237. What’s Happening For years we have advocated with other groups...

CGF Endorses Urban Growth Boundary Initiative in Gilroy
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CGF Endorses Urban Growth Boundary Initiative in Gilroy

by Julie Hutcheson, Legislative Advocate Committee for Green Foothills (CGF) has endorsed the Gilroy Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) initiative.  If approved by voters, the new long-term planning boundary will ensure Gilroy grows in a manner reflective of residents’ vision for their community. The City Council would not be able to alter the UGB until the...

Do you ♥ Coyote Valley?
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Do you ♥ Coyote Valley?

Photo by Derek Neumann Nestled between the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Diablo Range in south San Jose, Coyote Valley filters our water, cleans our air, and provides habitat and a pathway for wildlife. Unfortunately, Coyote Valley is under threat of industrial development. Learn more about what is being proposed on the Coyote Valley project page. Show some love...

Update on Coyote Valley Distribution Center
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Update on Coyote Valley Distribution Center

Speak up for wildlife and farmland in Coyote Valley! The City of San Jose has announced that it will be scheduling a community meeting for the public to learn about, and give feedback on, a proposed warehouse and distribution center in North Coyote Valley. We will send out email alerts when the time and place...

Thank you Santa Clara County BOS
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Thank you Santa Clara County BOS

On Tuesday, October 6, county supervisors voted to require that the county take steps to protect wildlife migration corridors and native serpentine plant habitats from the negative impacts of building a solar power facility in North Coyote Valley. Santa Clara County is planning to construct several solar power “farms” at various locations, including a 9-acre...

Farmland Preservation in Santa Clara Valley Needed Now
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Farmland Preservation in Santa Clara Valley Needed Now

If it’s prime [farmland] and especially if it’s got water, it’s taken. – Pete Aiello, President, Santa Clara County Farm Bureau Pete Aiello’s words spoken at the Agricultural Summit in September underlined the serious need for farmland preservation in Santa Clara County.  The Summit was organized by American Farmland Trust, Committee for Green Foothills, and...

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Martial Cottle Park

With the news last Friday that construction is beginning on Martial Cottle Park, we are reminded of the loss of farmland in Santa Clara County and of the urgent need to preserve the farmland that remains.

Devil’s Slide Hike: A look at what’s been saved
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Devil’s Slide Hike: A look at what’s been saved

In celebration of the beautiful coast of San Mateo County and the successful campaign to build a tunnel instead of a freeway bypass at Devil’s Slide, over 40 people turned out to join Committee for Green Foothills on our hike through Rancho Corral de Tierra on Sunday July 14. Docents George Durgerian and Susie Bennett...

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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