Author: Megan Fluke

We Are Now “Green Foothills”
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We Are Now “Green Foothills”

On behalf of our board and staff, I have the joyous privilege of announcing a number of exciting changes we have made that reflect the evolution of our organization and will engage more people in the movement to protect our local natural environment. These changes are a culmination of 18 months of intensive listening and...

Recruiting: 8 changemakers to apply for Leadership Academy
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Recruiting: 8 changemakers to apply for Leadership Academy

Launching in January 2020, the Community Advocates Leadership Academy (CALA) will grow regional leaders to be a strong and effective advocate for the natural environment while making meaningful progress toward diversity, equity, and inclusion in their advocacy and public service. Our goal each year is to form a cohort of 20-25 people who represent the...

8 Big Moments of 2019
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8 Big Moments of 2019

We asked a lot of you this year. You signed petitions, sent letters, collected signatures, attended meetings, and donated generously. You made a difference. On behalf of all of us with Committee for Green Foothills, thank you for what you made possible. Below is a timeline of our favorite moments from this year. 8 Big...

$20,000 Match Challenge for Leadership Academy
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$20,000 Match Challenge for Leadership Academy

This week I was sitting down for tea with Karen Grove, a Menlo Park resident and community leader, sharing information about our reimagined Community Advocates Leadership Academy (CALA). At the end of this conversation she generously decided to put up a $20,000 match to ensure this program launches in January 2020. Her gift ensures we...

A Day to Remember: Nature’s Inspiration 2019
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A Day to Remember: Nature’s Inspiration 2019

Thank you to the 300+ people who joined and supported us at our 16th annual Nature’s Inspiration on Sunday, September 22. With the breathtaking scenery of Wickett Ranch, talented musicians like Jerry Hannan, and our wonderful community, it was a beautiful day in so many ways. Many commented as they left that they felt hopeful...

Learn. Collaborate. Maximize Your Impact.
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Learn. Collaborate. Maximize Your Impact.

Two weeks ago we announced that we reimagined and reshaped our Community Advocates Leadership Academy. We are pleased to announce that the application period is now open for our 2020 cohort. We encourage you to learn more about this program, apply, and share this announcement with your network. The revised CALA program will bring together and...

Celebrating Joe Cotchett & His Victory for Martin’s Beach
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Celebrating Joe Cotchett & His Victory for Martin’s Beach

As you’ve hopefully already heard, we will be honoring lawyer Joe Cotchett at this year’s Nature’s Inspiration. We’ll be celebrating Joe for his influential career speaking up for people and the environment. Joe is considered one of the best lawyers in the state and has built his career representing the underdog against powerful interests. He...

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...

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