To thank our Stegner Giving Circle members* for their generous support, Committee for Green Foothills is pleased to provide you an exclusive sneak peek of Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District’s Bear Creek Redwoods Open Preserve, which is not yet open to the public. Our rich history with this property dates back to 1995. Before the 1,100-acre landscape was permanently protected, we led the grassroots efforts to successfully defeated two golf course proposals.
To fully enjoy this beautiful preserve, we will offer two hikes. One is an easy, all-access 0.25-mile hike around a pond. The second hike is strenuous and in the redwoods. It starts with a 0.25-mile switchback at 12-15% grade, followed by a 2.25-mile uphill hike with a 15% grade on a former logging road and 500 ft elevation gain in total. Please join us for a light breakfast and a hike on this beautiful preserve!
*Stegner Giving Circle members are $500+ donors to Committee for Green Foothills
Our keynote speaker is Assemblymember Ash Kalra. Friends and family welcome, please RSVP for them so we can prepare accordingly (1-2 additional guests per person max, space is limited). A delicious breakfast will be provided by Cafe Stritch with vegan and gluten free options.
9:00am Welcome from Megan Fluke
9:10am Keynote: Assemblymember Ash Kalra
9:30am Presentation of certificates from Uriel Hernandez and Chris Sturken. Each graduate shares an inspiring 2-minute presentation with their personal mission statement and the change they are working toward in the next year.
11:00am Debbie Mytels closes and class photo
Public transit and carpooling encouraged. For those driving, you may want to park in the garage on 3rd and San Carlos St. Most metered street parking is limited to 2 hours. More information about parking in downtown SJ here.
This is a celebration for the completion of the Community Advocates Leadership Academy for our current cohort (2018-2019 class). If you not in the current class, but are interested in attending please contact Megan Fluke.
Learn more about Community Advocates Leadership Academy here.
Lennie was a key champion for the Devil’s Slide tunnel. She faced a fortress of public agencies supporting a seven-mile freeway bypass through Montara Mountain and McNee Ranch State Park which would have enabled the sprawling development of the San Mateo County coast. Lennie joined our board in 1968 and ever since she has been a powerful advocate for farms, open spaces, and natural resources. Her expertise and tireless efforts have secured the protection of these places, where wildlife can live and people can enjoy for generations to come.
On the summer solstice, join us to celebrate the epic 40-year campaign that culminated with the Devil’s Slide tunnel and help us unveil a new interpretive panel featuring Lennie Roberts.
We look forward to celebrating Lennie and this special place and hope you will join us. Light refreshments will be provided.
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 life 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 environmental justice, including the fight for public access to Martin’s Beach, his generous pro bono work, and his commitment to the next generation of leadership. The event will be held at Wickett Ranch, featuring beautiful pastures, surrounded by old growth redwood trees, and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Wickett Ranch is 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.