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Margaret MacNiven

Thank You Margaret MacNiven! Good Luck in Your Next Adventure!

After 17 years of volunteer service, first on our board of directors and then on the advisory board, Margaret MacNiven is leaving to start an exciting new chapter in January 2023 as one of two new members of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Board of Directors. Green Foothills board member Matthew Burrows says, “I’ve...

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Protect Our Local Environment for Generations

Green Foothills envisions a resilient region where wildlife thrives, everyone has natural beauty to enjoy, and communities live in balance with nature. With your support, we will work with our partners and nurture an inclusive movement to make this vision a reality. In the spirit of gratitude, Green Foothills is honored to share that it is...

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Healing in Nature

Photo credit: Preston Carter In celebration of our 60th anniversary, you’re invited to come together as part of the Green Foothills community and get outside with us. We will be led by local healers and docents who have curated meditative, healing experiences as we explore local ecology. As we work together to preserve and heal...

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5% of Nature’s Inspiration Proceeds to Support Community-based Organizations and Tribe

In addition to recognizing our honorees — Blanca Alvarado and Rod Diridon, Sr. — four special entities will be accepting mini grants from Green Foothills at Nature’s Inspiration on Sunday, October 3rd. Leveraging our annual celebration to highlight and support tribes and community-based organizations, the following entities were selected to receive 5% of proceeds generated...

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Planting Seeds for the Future: Mary Davey Legacy Society Info Night

Green Foothills’ Planting Seeds for the Future: Mary Davey Legacy Society Info Night was hosted last week. Here is the event recording: Through touching stories of how Mary impacted their lives, members of the Society shared how important it was to them to continue her legacy. Mary’s steadfast belief in, and work for, Green Foothills’...

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Nature: The Ultimate Mom Hack

Nature has been there for me long before I became a mom – playing in her streams, hiking her beautiful landscapes, and breathing her fresh air. And just like with our own moms we respect and appreciate her more as we get older and wiser. Nature – and her powers to soothe, inspire, heal and...

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Art Workshop: Restore Yourself, Restore Earth Recap

Thanks for joining us at Art Workshop: Restore Yourself, Restore Earth last week. Our sincere apologies for those who had issues accessing the event. Check out the full recorded event along with instructions on how to finish your Wooly Milkweed art piece. You can also use these steps complete your Wooly Milkweed (click the image to...

Creative Mindfulness Art Activity: Bright Words Mandala

Creative Mindfulness Art Activity: Bright Words Mandala

The following activity was in anticipation of Green Foothills’ annual celebration Nature’s Inspiration honoring Valentin Lopez, Chairman of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band since 2003 and President of the Amah Mutsun Land Trust. He is leading the fight to stop the proposed sand and gravel mine at Juristac in Santa Clara County, which is one...


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