Author: Lennie Roberts

Half Moon Bay to Acquire Open Space Along Coastal Bluff
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Half Moon Bay to Acquire Open Space Along Coastal Bluff

Green Foothills applauds the Half Moon Bay City Council which voted unanimously to purchase six vacant lots in the oceanfront area just south of Kelly Avenue known as “West of Railroad” Planned Development (PD) area. We spoke up at the Council hearing in support of the Resolution of Necessity that would allow for the purchase...

People Who Give Us Hope: Jered Lawson and Nancy Vail of Pie Ranch
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People Who Give Us Hope: Jered Lawson and Nancy Vail of Pie Ranch

Visionary, inclusive, equitable, and regenerative are just a few adjectives woven into the community that Jered Lawson and Nancy Vail have built at Pie Ranch over the past eighteen years. Now, in addition to COVID-19, they face tremendous new challenges due to destruction of some critical parts of the farm’s infrastructure, including the historic Steele Ranch...

Reflections on the CZU Fires: How Do We Plan for the Future?
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Reflections on the CZU Fires: How Do We Plan for the Future?

In the midst of this catastrophic wildfire season, we need to reassess our approach to fire risk reduction. We cannot rely only on removal of fuel through prescribed burns or forest thinning; instead, we must also restrict new building in fire-prone areas and ensure that existing homes are made fire-resilient. It’s up to us to...

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...

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