Author: Megan Fluke

Join Us to Celebrate Courage
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Join Us to Celebrate Courage

Hand in hand with our members, we fight for what is right. In our early years, many powerful people told us that protecting open space from urban and industrial sprawl was impossible. We even lost some pretty major campaigns at first. It’s easy to imagine that our heroic founders were dismayed by the forces working...

Nature’s Inspiration Venue: Wickett Ranch
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Nature’s Inspiration Venue: Wickett Ranch

We’re thrilled to be hosting this year’s Nature’s Inspiration at Jim Wickett’s redwood-forested ranch. Jim is a longtime member of Committee for Green Foothills, and over the decades has provided outdoor education on the property for youth in San Mateo County. The 400 acre ranch, above the town of Woodside, is surrounded by old-growth redwood...

Lennie Honored as Bay Nature’s Citizen Hero
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Lennie Honored as Bay Nature’s Citizen Hero

On March 31, Committee for Green Foothills’ advocate Lennie Roberts met a standing ovation as she accepted Bay Nature’s 2019 Citizen Hero Award. Introducing Lennie that evening was Reed Holderman, a veteran environmental conservationist, who praised her extraordinary work to save the San Mateo coast from rampant urban development. Lennie recounted for the guests at...

IPCC Report: Time’s Up
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IPCC Report: Time’s Up

Time is up. We have twelve years for every level of society to make “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes” to avoid disastrous levels of climate change. This instruction was made by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) in a new report released this week. It’s impossible to not look at my three year...

We Asked, You Answered: Why Does Open Space Matter?
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We Asked, You Answered: Why Does Open Space Matter?

Our conservation community agrees that open space and natural lands are important, but we have all arrived here from different paths. In late summer we sent out our annual survey asking for feedback from our members, and many of you responded with your reasons for prioritizing conservation in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.  We’ve...

Nature’s Inspiration: Megan Medeiros Speech
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Nature’s Inspiration: Megan Medeiros Speech

Welcome to our 15th annual Nature’s Inspiration! For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Megan Medeiros. I’m proud to say this is my 6th time welcoming you to this wonderful event as your Executive Director. It’s energizing to see so many people gathered in one place who care about protecting our region’s natural...

Outdoor Afro is recruiting for 2019. Is this for you?
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Outdoor Afro is recruiting for 2019. Is this for you?

This year Committee for Green Foothills celebrates Rue Mapp as one of our Nature’s Inspiration honorees. She is the founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro, a national nonprofit organization. With more than 60 leaders in 28 states, Outdoor Afro supports African American leadership in the open space movement and addresses the need for greater diversity...

A Letter From Our Executive Director
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A Letter From Our Executive Director

As I approach my 5-year anniversary as Executive Director of Committee for Green Foothills, I’ve been reflecting on what I want my legacy to be. It’s a good time to be asking this, too: we’ve just launched our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan process. Since 2013, we’ve won dozens of campaigns for open space and natural resources....

The Power of People
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The Power of People

Minutes before the first election results were released on June 5, 2018, Brian Schmidt of Greenbelt Alliance reminded me, “We did everything we could.” He was right. For months, we had poured all our spare time, energy, and resources into the campaign to defeat Measure B and pass Measure C. And with a 20% margin,...

Prop 68 wins, Measure B is defeated!
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Prop 68 wins, Measure B is defeated!

It’s a good day to be an environmentalist in the Bay Area.  Proving that people power can beat a well-financed opponent, we defeated the developer-backed Measure B and passed Measure C in San Jose. Measure B would have approved a gated development of luxury homes on 200 acres of open space in the Evergreen hillsides,...

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