Find our table at Village Fest!
Village Fest is a free, family-friendly event that builds community partnerships by connecting residents to over 45 local businesses, groups, organizations, government departments, and more. Village Fest is an action-packed day filled with information, resources, giveaways, games, activities, and live entertainment throughout the day.
Ever hike under the stars and a full moon? Committee for Green Foothills’ members*, join for an evening moderately strenuous 4-mile hike in Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve with Craige Edgerton, long-time open space advocate. If we time it right, you’ll catch the sun setting just as the moon is rising, a sight that left hikers in awe last year.
*Committee for Green Foothills’ members are those who have a made a donation in the past year.
Join a growing community of supporters who want to permanently protect Coyote Valley from sprawl. We’re building a base of supporters ready to defend Coyote Valley from the next industrial development proposal. Sign-up below!
Come enjoy cool drinks, snacks, and conversation. After a brief training, we’ll provide you with materials to speak with residents and Protect Coyote Valley shirts, hats, tote bags, and stickers for you to keep! Then, we’ll pair-up and go door-to-door asking our neighbors to add their names to the Protect Coyote Valley Petition. We’ll email you the details one week before each canvassing event.
Coyote Valley is over 7,000 acres of open space and farmland just south of San José and west of 101. It offers excellent recreational opportunities, local produce, flood protection, and wildlife habitat. It’s also sacred land of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band and Muwekma Ohlone Tribe.
Can’t go door-to-door? Come table and present with us at community group meetings, college classes, and community events. Email [email protected]
Join us for a special afternoon in celebration of Committee for Green Foothills’ 56-year legacy and two people who have dedicated their lives to protecting open space and connecting people to nature. Past honorees include Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Congressman Pete McCloskey, California Coastal Commission chief Peter Douglas, National Park Ranger and author Shelton Johnson, and the famed musician and activist Joan Baez.
This fall, we honor two deserving individuals, retired General Manager of Midpeninsula Open Space District Steve Abbors and Founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro Rue Mapp.
With it’s sunny meadow and breathtaking views peeking through a redwood grove, we are excited to host Nature’s Inspiration at the The Mountain Terrace in Woodside. Learn more about the venue.
We hope you will join us Sunday, September 23, 2018 for wine and hors d’oeuvres as we honor these inspirational leaders in the national open space movement.
For Sponsorship opportunities or to learn more about our honorees, visit our event page.
Tickets start at $125 and will be available July 1st.
Join us for our Annual Mary Davey Legacy Society Gathering at Ridge Vineyards to celebrate those who have chosen include Committee for Green Foothills in their legacy giving.
Go behind the scenes of the at the world-renowned Ridge Vineyards atop the Monte Bello Ridge. With Paul and Maureen Draper, we’ll go behind the scenes to tour the winery’s production facility and learn about the vineyard. Paul Draper served as CEO and Chief Winemaker from 1971 until his recent retirement in 2016, and still remains as Chairman of the board. Following the tour, you’re invited to taste wines (a current vintage Estate Chardonnay, an Estate Zinfandel, and an Estate Cabernet) and enjoy a picnic on the Monte Bello Terrace in this secluded oasis overlooking Silicon Valley.
We’re so grateful to Ridge Vineyards for this opportunity and that they will be donating 10% of your day-of wine sales to Committee for Green Foothills. Learn more Ridge here.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Justyne Schnupp ([email protected], 650-968-7243 x 340).
Pathways for Wildlife Co-principals Tanya Diamond and Ahiga Snyder will lead us 1.5-mile hike to an underpass underneath Highway 101 and near Coyote Creek. Previously they have found skunk, gray fox, coyote, bobcat, frog, and bird tracks (plus more). We’ll check out their wildlife cameras. After the hike, Tanya and Ahiga will provide a wildlife tracking demo, show us how to make casts and finally draw out tracks on plexi glass track tracers we have.
Explore the Coyote Valley region by bicycle on a flat 21-mile loop.
We will be joined by a special guest, outgoing Supervisor Ken Yeager. We’ll visit the Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve, bike south and then back north across the valley floor, hop on the Coyote Creek Trail at Coyote Creek Golf Drive to the Anderson Lake Visitor Center, bike up to Northern Coyote Valley along the Coyote Creek Trail, and we’ll make a stop at Spina Farms. Together we’ll learn more about the history, wildlife, water, and agricultural story of this area.
Bring your bike, a helmet, sun protection, 1-2 liters of water, and a bag lunch. You may want to bring cash or card to buy something at the Spina Farm Stand. Speakers will include Deb Kramer with Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful our Executive Director Megan Medeiros, and County Supervisory Ken Yeager