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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...

“Why don’t you advocate for housing?”
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“Why don’t you advocate for housing?”

At Committee for Green Foothills, we are often asked why we don’t support specific residential projects given that our region is in a housing crisis. The most succinct answer is that our mission – the promise that we make to our members – is to protect open space and natural resources in San Mateo and...

Nature’s Inspiration: Rue Mapp Speech
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Nature’s Inspiration: Rue Mapp Speech

Well, this is wonderful. Thank you so much. I’m not accustomed to doing talks in the round. I apologize if I have my back to anybody. And just thank you. This is a wonderful honor, a wonderful view I’m looking over at right now, and thank you Megan for just being such a bridge builder....

Nature’s Inspiration: Steve Abbors Speech
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Nature’s Inspiration: Steve Abbors Speech

Thank you, Ana, for that very warm introduction and thank you Megan and the Committee for Green Foothills for this unexpected recognition.  I’ve been retired from MidPen for almost nine months now so it’s nice to have the opportunity to see you all again. I know each of you has a story about how you...

Introducing our Newest Board Members
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Introducing our Newest Board Members

Monica Nanez and Kris Lanning Liang, our newest board members, each bring a unique perspective and passion for the environment to our organization.  Monica, now a San Jose resident, lived in Coyote Valley for 15 years, getting a firsthand look at developments there. Currently she manages community and sustainability initiatives for First Community Housing, overseeing bicycle programs,...

Take our 2018 Member Survey!
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Take our 2018 Member Survey!

Thank you for being a part of the Committee for Green Foothills community. As part of our 2020-2025 Strategic Planning process, we want to know what our community thinks. This form is now closed. Thank you to everyone who responded to our member survey!

Thank You to our Stand Up Volunteers!
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Thank You to our Stand Up Volunteers!

By Chris Sturken The mission of Protect Coyote Valley is to protect and restore key ecological resources in the Valley that support regional biodiversity and improve groundwater storage and recharge for Silicon Valley. These resources include northern Coyote Valley’s wildlife corridor between the Santa Cruz Mountains and Diablo Mountain Range. They also include over 2,500 acres...

Knight Foundation Awards $5K for the Community Advocates Leadership Academy
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Knight Foundation Awards $5K for the Community Advocates Leadership Academy

By Ava Lindstrom, Executive Assistant As we advocate for the preservation of farmland, open space, and natural resources, we are also proud to encourage and support new and emerging activists and engaged citizens to advocate for issues they are passionate about. Local advocacy is a skill that is too important not to share with the...

Victory!  Interior Department Drops National Park Fee Increase
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Victory! Interior Department Drops National Park Fee Increase

It’s not often we get to deliver good news on a federal issue so quickly, but the response to the Department of the Interior’s plan to drastically raise fees in America’s National Parks was so overwhelming that the plan has been dropped entirely. Thanks to almost 100,000 comments against the proposal, public amenities and equal...

Megan Medeiros On Our 2017 Annual Report
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Megan Medeiros On Our 2017 Annual Report

We’re pleased to share our 2017 Annual Report. Check out Executive Director Megan Medeiros’ video below to learn more about what we achieved for local wildlife and nature. Check out the full report online here. Make a gift to support our ongoing work today. All gifts made during the month of April will be doubled...

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