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Committee for Green Foothills Advocate Lennie Roberts Receives New Honor
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Committee for Green Foothills Advocate Lennie Roberts Receives New Honor

By Margaret MacNiven, Green Foothills Advisory Board Member On Tuesday, September 17, the San Mateo County Historical Association will honor Committee for Green Foothills Legislative Advocate Lennie Roberts. Lennie will be the recipient of the Museum’s 2019 History Maker award for her more than 50 years of work as the most skilled defender of the...

My Summer Interning with Committee for Green Foothills
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My Summer Interning with Committee for Green Foothills

Our Burlingame Shoreline Park petition signature gathering got a big boost this month with the help of Verona Teo, Mia Jerphagnon, and Jackson Boro. These three summer interns have been instrumental in our community outreach efforts to send a strong message to Governor Newsom, the Burlingame City Council, and the State Lands Commission that a...

The Original Pack Rat
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The Original Pack Rat

By Nancy Reyering, Committee for Green Foothills Board Member. Originally published May 2015. My husband and I lived in Woodside for 30 years before we understood that the little igloo of sticks at our property line was a woodrat nest. Discovering this and learning more about the behavior, skill, and value of this charming but...

Rue Mapp Remembers
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Rue Mapp Remembers

Rue Mapp is the founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro, the nation’s leading, cutting edge network that celebrates and inspires African American connections and leadership in nature. To find out more about Outdoor Afro, the nonprofit network that she created, follow this link.  Rue will be honored at our annual celebration, Nature’s Inspiration, along with Steve...

Steve Abbors Speaks
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Steve Abbors Speaks

Serving as the General Manager of Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District for almost a decade, Steve Abbors helped the agency create a 40-year plan and pass a $300 million bond to fund it; he recently spoke to us about favorite experiences and local hikes.  Along with Rue Mapp, CEO of Outdoor Afro, he will be...

30 Ideas for a Nature-Minded New Year’s Resolution
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30 Ideas for a Nature-Minded New Year’s Resolution

By Bryan Beck, Board Member New Year’s Eve has always been one of my favorite holidays. Not just because of the champagne, but I appreciate having time to reflect on the past year and think about the year to come. Though I don’t always hold to them, I’ve found that a good New Year’s Resolution...

Vinod Khosla Continues Effort to Destroy California’s Coastal Program
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Vinod Khosla Continues Effort to Destroy California’s Coastal Program

By Mark Massara On Thursday, June 15, a three justice panel of the California Court of Appeals became the sixth California court to hear lawyers for Vinod Khosla complain that having to apply for a permit amounts to government “takings” of private property along California’s coast. Based on the Court’s questions and skepticism expressed during...

Nature’s Inspiration Venue Brought to Life
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Nature’s Inspiration Venue Brought to Life

By Ron Erskine, Board President All of us at Committee for Green Foothills are extremely excited about this year’s Nature’s Inspiration celebration on September 24; and with good reason. Number one, of course, is that we will be honoring Joan Baez, a truly remarkable and influential woman. But we are also pleased to be hosting...

Guest Post: CALA made me a more strategic community organizer
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Guest Post: CALA made me a more strategic community organizer

We are now accepting applications for our Community Advocates Leadership Academy class of 2017-2018. Apply today. Deb Kramer has been interested in the environment since she was a child. Having lived in California her whole life, with fires, floods, and droughts, the environment was “always on her mind.” She says she “always felt a connection...

Guest Post: CALA taught me to speak up for my community
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Guest Post: CALA taught me to speak up for my community

Uriel Hernandez always felt a bit cynical about influencing local government in his hometown of East Palo Alto. As he explained it, “The political and development processes always seemed so murky to me. Then I found the Community Advocates Leadership Academy in 2016.” Growing up, Uriel noticed how different the cities surrounding East Palo Alto...

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