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2017 Annual Report
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2017 Annual Report

We’re pleased to announce the release of our 2017 Annual Report. We celebrated many victories for local wildlife and nature in 2017, from permanently protecting 30 acres of habitat in Coyote Valley, to ensuring the plan for Bedwell Bayfront Park protects wildlife habitat, to working towards wildlife-friendly fencing in Los Gatos. Check out the full...

Guest Post: CALA gave me courage and strength
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Guest Post: CALA gave me courage and strength

We are now accepting applications for our Community Advocates Leadership Academy class of 2017-2018. Apply today. Sylvia Ornelas realized at a young age that communities differed in their resources. “I realized something was wrong when I was in high school and there were not enough textbooks for everyone,” she says. “Even as a teenager, I...

Wildlife-Friendly Fencing
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Wildlife-Friendly Fencing

By Nancy Reyering, Board Member The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most diverse and important ecosystems on earth. Our biodiversity hotspot is the only home for numerous species that are at great risk from human impacts. Expansion of developed areas contributes to habitat loss for both plants and animals. Along the Peninsula,...

Our November 2016 Voter Guide
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Our November 2016 Voter Guide

This November, voters will decide on a large number of ballot measures and propositions. To help you make sense of this crowded ballot, Committee for Green Foothills offers our recommendations for several local ballot measures. Please vote YES on Measure K in San Mateo County, Measure H in Gilroy, Measure I, J, and K in...

Update on Billboards on County Land
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Update on Billboards on County Land

Thanks to all of you who joined me and spoke up for our county parks, highways, and scenic vistas. Thanks to you, San Mateo County Supervisors have received over 200 emails against billboards being considered on county lands along highways 101 and 92. We have also been getting a lot of press coverage on the...

Thanks for Speaking up for Baylands
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Thanks for Speaking up for Baylands

Thank you to everyone who emailed the San Jose City Council concerning the proposed hotel in Alviso at the mouth of the Guadalupe River. Unfortunately, the City Council voted to approve this proposed project. However, several Council members specifically thanked all the residents who had written, emailed and spoken at the Council meeting to voice...

Win a Hike & Lunch for You & 5 Friends
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Win a Hike & Lunch for You & 5 Friends

We’re shakin’ things up with a new weekly contest on Facebook! Announcing our new “Where Am I?” game. Every Thursday during lunch we’ll share a photo on Facebook taken of an open space in San Mateo or Santa Clara counties. Participants will be asked to guess where the photo was taken. Whoever gets the closest to guessing the exact location...

Speak up for County Parks, Highways, & Vistas
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Speak up for County Parks, Highways, & Vistas

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors will soon decide whether or not to allow an assessment of county-owned property along highways 101 and 92 to identify potential sites for billboards. Please join us in urging supervisors to stop this before it starts, and reject the proposal to do an assessment. We are no longer asking people...

Speak Up for Baylands & Wildlife
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Speak Up for Baylands & Wildlife

Next Tuesday, March 22, San Jose City Councilmembers will consider approving a hotel project on the Bay, right at the mouth of the Guadalupe River in Alviso. This project is based on an outdated EIR (for a different and smaller project) that predates the existence of the Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge, which is directly adjacent...

In the News on SEQ Victory
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In the News on SEQ Victory

After decades of work on the issue, we have great news to share from Morgan Hill. On Friday, March 11, the Local Agency Formation Commissioners (LAFCo) denied the City of Morgan Hill’s request to annex and develop hundreds of acres of farmland in the Southeast Quadrant (thank them by filling out the form below). Today’s...

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