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Over 100 Elected Officials and Organizations Oppose Quarry at Juristac
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Over 100 Elected Officials and Organizations Oppose Quarry at Juristac

The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band and Green Foothills have released a Statement of Opposition to Sargent Ranch Quarry – the destructive, open-pit sand and gravel mine proposed on the sacred landscape of Juristac. The Statement of Opposition is signed by a broad coalition of more than 100 elected officials and environmental, social justice and faith-based...

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Cheryl Weiden: Small but Mighty Steps for Climate Action

A self-described “worker bee,” Cheryl has a vision for getting across the climate protection finish line through small but mighty local actions. The advocacy skills Cheryl learned through the Leadership Academy in 2017 – including speaking to elected officials, creating coalitions, mentoring others to advocate – have been instrumental in her success so far.

Green Foothills Supports Black Lives Matter
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Green Foothills Supports Black Lives Matter

Friends,  Over the past two months, many members of our board, advisory board, and staff have been among the hundreds of thousands of people around the world rising up for Black Lives Matter. With the momentous wave of solidarity statements, we have been considering what Green Foothills’ position should be as an organization, and even...

Nature – It’s Good for Your Health
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Nature – It’s Good for Your Health

It’s World Health Day. It may only come once a year, but for Green Foothills, we work every day to remind local leaders of the critical role they play in keeping our natural world healthy for the benefit of all. And on this World Health Day, the importance of nature to our wellbeing is more...

Si Se Puede: Honoring Cesar Chavez Day
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Si Se Puede: Honoring Cesar Chavez Day

Green Foothills has been fighting to protect farmland and support farming in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties for decades. Today on Cesar Chavez Day, we remember the Chicano hero that championed the farmworkers’ rights movement and the need to continue la lucha – Spanish for the fight or the struggle – to protect farmworkers...

Announcing the Winners of our 2019 Photo Contest
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Announcing the Winners of our 2019 Photo Contest

Committee for Green Foothills 2019 Photo Contest was a great success with almost 450 entries of images that beautifully portray the natural environment of San Mateo and Santa Clara County in all its unique glory. This made our task of choosing the prize winners difficult, but we are sure you will agree that the winning...

2019 Photo Contest
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2019 Photo Contest

Calling all photographers! Love taking photos of local nature, wildlife, and the people who enjoy it? Until August 1st, submit your photos in our 2019 photo contest. As an organization dedicated to the protection of open space, having images to convey our mission is vital. Participate in our photo contest and you’ll not only help...

Bear Creek Redwoods: A Special Property with A Complicated Past
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Bear Creek Redwoods: A Special Property with A Complicated Past

Once threatened by golf courses, timber harvesting, and luxury homes, the near 1,500 acre Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve is now permanently protected and will be open to the public starting June 2019. After years of advocacy by Committee for Green Foothills and others, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen) and the Peninsula...

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