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Kyra Brown: More Than Just a Bench
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Kyra Brown: More Than Just a Bench

Kyra Brown had been working at Youth United for Community Action (YUCA), a social justice and environmental justice organization, when her boss suggested the Community Advocates Leadership Academy (CALA).  “Oh, hey look. Is this something you’re interested in?” she quotes. “I had never heard of CALA, but when I saw the words ‘community advocates,’ I...

Ray Larios: Leading from the Back, For Now
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Ray Larios: Leading from the Back, For Now

Author: David Simon “You don’t just gain knowledge; you gain wisdom,” says Ray Larios of his experience in the 2020 Community Advocates Leadership Academy (CALA) cohort. Before applying to CALA, Ray was getting settled in his role with the Citizens Advisory Committee for Peninsula Clean Energy, and he thought CALA would be a good fit...

People Who Give Us Hope: Gratitude for Both New and Outgoing Board Members
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People Who Give Us Hope: Gratitude for Both New and Outgoing Board Members

  By: Jennifer Hetterly, Green Foothills Governance Committee Co-Chair Last fall, with several Green Foothills’ directors terming off the board, we published an article inviting the community to apply. We are deeply grateful for everyone who expressed interest and patiently went through our first open recruitment process. COVID-19 might have eliminated our in-person meetings for...

Giving Nature Some Breathing Room
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Giving Nature Some Breathing Room

By Edmund Sullivan, Executive Officer of the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency We all need room to breathe: a period of rest in order for us to regain or increase strength. Nature needs that too. And the additional stress brought on by climate change has some natural environments needing a little more time than others....

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...

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