Author: Lennie Roberts

Calling for Stop in Processing “Dunes at Half Moon Bay” Application
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Calling for Stop in Processing “Dunes at Half Moon Bay” Application

On April 23, Green Foothills, Sierra Club Loma Prieta, and Surfrider sent a letter to the Half Moon Bay City Council requesting they decline to process the proposed “Dunes at Half Moon Bay” development application. We are optimistic that the Council will heed our letter as well as the many compelling voices of opposition that...

Conservation Grazing on the San Mateo Coast
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Conservation Grazing on the San Mateo Coast

Commendations to the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD) Board members for their unanimous approval of a five-year conservation grazing lease with the Markegard family on the 953-acre Toto Ranch, just south of Tunitas Creek on the San Mateo coast. Conservation grazing is distinguished from conventional ranching in that its primary purpose is to carry...

Remembering Ruth Spangenberg
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Remembering Ruth Spangenberg

For over a half century, California has been at the leading edge of the wave of environmental activism, and, not surprisingly, the Bay Area has provided numerous leaders in this effort. The majority of these enviro-pioneers were talented and dedicated women, many of whom were housewives and mothers. These visionaries recognized that the post-World War...

People Who Give Us Hope: Joaquin Jimenez
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People Who Give Us Hope: Joaquin Jimenez

Joaquin Jimenez, a member of the Latino Council of Half Moon Bay, is working on an exciting new venture to establish a farming cooperative for farmworkers, called Rancho San Benito.  The project will allow farmworkers who work at coastside farms to also raise their own crops during off hours or on days they are not...

Dunes Beach: Let’s Keep Up the Pressure for Preservation
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Dunes Beach: Let’s Keep Up the Pressure for Preservation

Despite a virtual tidal wave of opposition to the proposed massive hotel and RV park complex at Dunes Beach, developers Steven Weed and John Vidovich have not heeded the public’s call to work with the city for protection of this important open space. It’s imperative we continue to remind the Half Moon Bay City Council...

Dunes Beach is Treasure Deserving Protection
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Dunes Beach is Treasure Deserving Protection

Published in the Half Moon Bay Review on 1/29/20 The scenic open space west of Highway 1 at the Surf Beach/ Dunes Beach area just north of Frenchmans Creek, is a treasured iconic landscape. This 48-acre site is one of the few places in Half Moon Bay where you can see the ocean from Highway...

Oil Wells in San Mateo County?
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Oil Wells in San Mateo County?

San Mateo County has some of the oldest oil fields in California dating back to the 1880s. During the past several decades, Green Foothills opposed many new oil wells proposed on prime agricultural land where farming is the principal allowable use. We supported San Mateo County’s Ordinance, enacted in the 1980s, that restricted new oil...

Remembering Gary Gerard
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Remembering Gary Gerard

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of our founding board members, Gary Gerard. Gary died on July 22, 2019 in his home in Emeryville, CA at age 96 of natural causes. It was Gary who coined the name Committee for Green Foothills. He proposed the name during the initial...

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