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Valentin Lopez: Stewardship as a Way of Life
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Valentin Lopez: Stewardship as a Way of Life

Valentin Lopez is and has always been a steward, selflessly caring for people and nature. From looking after his disabled grandmother and raising his children as a single parent to the restoration of indigenous landscapes, Chairman Lopez exemplifies an intentional sense of care, reciprocity, and respect toward others. He grew up in agrarian Santa Clara...

No Caterpillars, No Baby Birds
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No Caterpillars, No Baby Birds

By Maureen Draper The war on insects is not one we want to win, as Douglas W. Tallamy writes in his new book, Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard. I’ve been in the Green Foothills community for many years and thought other members of this wonderful community would...

Protecting Sacred Landscapes Recap
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Protecting Sacred Landscapes Recap

By Amah Mutsun Land Trust staff On the evening of August 5th, 446 guests attended the Protecting Sacred Landscapes online event to learn about the cultural and ecological importance of Juristac in Santa Clara County and Medicine Lake in Siskiyou County. A video of the full event is now available! The inspirational event was hosted...

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...

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