Category: Green Foothills In the News

In the News: Opposing Broadcast Spraying of Herbicides
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In the News: Opposing Broadcast Spraying of Herbicides

Committee for Green Foothills and our Legislative Advocate Lennie Roberts were in the news this weekend. This time the topic was our work, along with other community members and environmentalists, to urge Caltrans to stop broadcast spraying herbicides along San Mateo County highways. The article also explains Caltrans’ response and decision to try a pilot...

In the News Protecting Farmland
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In the News Protecting Farmland

“Another longtime SEQ opponent, the Committee for Green Foothills, remains steadfastly opposed. Approving the plan in a ‘piecemeal’ fashion as the council has in recent months ‘sends a clear message to (LAFCO and other agencies) that the council is becoming more entrenched in its position to soon annex these lands into the city for development,’...

Santa Clara Valley Farmland and CGF in the News
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Santa Clara Valley Farmland and CGF in the News

Our friend and colleague, Serena Unger of the American Farmland Trust (AFT), wrote a special featured in the Mercury News today (9/11/14) where she talked about the drought and the need to preserve what’s left of our farmland. She also mentioned Committee for Green Foothills and the upcoming summit we are partnering on with AFT...

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In the News: Protecting N. Crestview Park

Earlier this week Legislative Advocate Lennie Roberts sent an action alert to all of our supporters asking folks to join with Committee for Green Foothills and protect North Crestview Park in San Carlos. We are urging the city council to stop from rezoning this land, which was dedicated as parkland in 1974 as mitigation to...

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CGF in the News on the SEQ

From the article: Add the Growth Pocket: Southeast quadrant has to be addressed and included in the City’s General Plan process By Michael Moore in the Morgan Hill Times on 2/27/14 A Santa Clara County commission tasked with approving or denying the City of Morgan Hill’s Southeast Quadrant annexation issued a blistering critique of the...

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Permanente Creek Watershed Tour

On May 4, we joined with GreenTown Los Altos to present our Permanente Creek Watershed Tour. We had a beautiful day for being out at the creek, and our wonderful speakers presented a wealth of information about the watershed, the health of the creek, efforts to improve the water quality and the habitat for fish,...

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People of Gilroy oppose destroying farmland to construct a remote train station

There’s a good article in the Gilroy Dispatch about the proposed High Speed Rail system and potential train station in Gilroy, and it quotes CGF Advocate Julie Hutcheson.  One potential location is downtown at the existing station, while the other is far east of town where a lot of prime farmland would be lost: Residents...

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