Author: Justyne Schnupp

Growing, Rocking & Rolling Together
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Growing, Rocking & Rolling Together

We’re thrilled to be honoring Joan Baez at Nature’s Inspiration on September 24 at Coyote Ranch. Purchase your tickets today. Local: Palo Alto Roots Congratulations to legendary folk singer and activist Joan Baez for being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame April 7. We happen to know the humble seeds of her...

Tribute to our honoree will go to Bay Area Wilderness Training
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Tribute to our honoree will go to Bay Area Wilderness Training

Our annual Nature’s Inspiration celebration on October 9 promises great food, good company, and the sparkling presence of Yosemite Park Ranger Shelton Johnson. At this year’s Nature’s Inspiration we are presenting a $1,500 gift in tribute to Shelton. Our gift will be to Bay Area Wilderness Training for their Leadership Training program for outdoor educators. The youth BAWT serves are 85% youth...

A tribute to Kirke Comstock, CGF founding board member
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A tribute to Kirke Comstock, CGF founding board member

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Kirke Comstock, former Palo Alto Mayor and founding Board Member of Committee for Green Foothills. In an attempt to honor Kirke’s legacy, it is almost impossible to sum up the depth and breadth of his contributions to the preservation of open space here on the...

Win for wildlife in Menlo Park
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Win for wildlife in Menlo Park

Great news for wildlife in Menlo Park! The Menlo Park City Council voted to ban the use of drones in Bedwell Bayfront Park due to the impacts on wildlife, hazards to planes, and inconsistency with the park’s Master Plan. Committee for Green Foothills and other groups have been advocating with Menlo Park to ban drones and...

Win for creeks & wildlife in San Jose
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Win for creeks & wildlife in San Jose

After many years of advocacy, this week the San Jose City Council approved new policy and code amendments that will provide greater protection to creeks and riparian corridors, and also voted to study a city-wide bird-safe design program. The 1999 Riparian Corridor Policy Study, which established a 100-foot setback from riparian corridors as the general...

Nature’s Inspiration Venue: Runnymede Farm
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Nature’s Inspiration Venue: Runnymede Farm

By: Ron Erskine, Board President You have surely driven past the site of this year’s Nature’s Inspiration celebration many times, yet you may not know it is there. Just outside your car window on I-280 north of Woodside, Runnymede Sculpture Farm is home to a 120-acre open air sculpture museum. Nestled quietly in the oaks...

Support ban on drones in Bedwell Bayfront Park
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Support ban on drones in Bedwell Bayfront Park

On Tuesday, August 23, the Menlo Park City Council will consider a ban on drones in Bedwell Bayfront Park. Drone flights in this park pose a hazard to birds at the adjacent Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge, as well as to planes flying overhead to San Carlos and Palo Alto Airports. Please join me in urging...

35 comment letters sent in 24 hours. Thank you!
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35 comment letters sent in 24 hours. Thank you!

On Tuesday afternoon I sent an e-mail to Morgan Hill residents asking them to join me in requesting City Council remove their plans for the Southeast Quadrant (SEQ) from the draft 2035 General Plan and to work with the community to come up with a better plan. Within 24 hours, over 35 people responded to our...

Speak Up for Protection of Our Local Farmland
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Speak Up for Protection of Our Local Farmland

This Wednesday, July 27, the Morgan Hill City Council will vote to approve the Morgan Hill 2035 General Plan which includes 400 acres of Southeast Quadrant (SEQ) development plans and two new potential school sites. All this after public outcry to the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) to deny their proposal for sprawl into the...

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