Join Committee for Green Foothills to see spring wildflowers that thrive on the rare serpentine soil habitat of Coyote Ridge. Craige Edgerton, longtime open space advocate, will teach us about this important habitat. This strenuous 5 mile round trip hike has a steady 2 mile climb and will gain 900 feet in elevation to the ridge with amazing wildflowers and unforgettable views of Coyote Valley. Over lunch, you will learn about our conservation efforts for Coyote Valley. Please bring a bag lunch. This hike is unshaded.
We’re proud to be a part of Earth Day and the Great Race to Save Water.
To celebrate Earth Day, enjoy a guided bird walk around the Palo Alto Baylands. Join us on this family friendly 3-mile walk led by docents from the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society who’ll teach us about the flora and fauna of the Palo Alto Baylands. We hope to see a variety of birds in addition to great views of the Bay. We’ll meet at the Bay Trail entrance at the Baylands Athletic Center at 10:45am.
Celebrate Earth Day with us!
Enjoy this morning on the quiet summit overlooking the bustling Silicon Valley and the coast. We’ll learn Mount Umunhum’s history, cultural significance to the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band and ecology. On this 4.5 mile hike we’ll start with a tour of the summit, head down Mt. Umunhum trail to the Guadalupe Creek Overlook and head back to the summit. This moderate hike will have a 600 ft elevation gain with 10% grade. Some parts are shaded.
Celebrate Committee for Green Foothills’ very own Lennie Roberts and her decades of advocacy with Committee for Green Foothills. On the summer solstice, join us to hear about the epic 40-year campaign that culminated with the Devil’s Slide tunnel and help us unveil a new interpretive panel featuring Lennie.
Ever hike under the stars and a full moon? Committee for Green Foothills’ members*, join us for an moderately strenuous 4-mile evening 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.
Dogs are not permitted.
*Committee for Green Foothills’ members are those who have a made a donation in the past year.
Join us for a special afternoon in celebration of Committee for Green Foothills’ 57-year legacy and people who have dedicated their lives to protecting open space. 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 Joe Cotchett, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP, for his exemplary leadership in coastal environmental justice including the fight for public access for Martin’s Beach, generous pro bono work, and lastly his commitment to the next generation of leadership. The event will be held at Wickett Ranch, a private 400-acre estate above Woodside in unincorporated San Mateo County.
We hope you will join us Sunday, September 22, 2019 for wine and hors d’oeuvres as we celebrate this inspirational environmental advocate!
For Sponsorship opportunities or to learn more about our honoree, visit our event page.
Tickets start at $125 and will be available July 1st.
Explore the Coyote Valley region by bicycle on a flat 21-mile loop.
We will be joined by a special guest, former 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 our Executive Director Megan Fluke, Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful Executive Director Deb Kramer and and former County Supervisor Ken Yeager.