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Learning By Doing: How One Concerned Citizen Deepened His Impact
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Learning By Doing: How One Concerned Citizen Deepened His Impact

Bryan Beck is an accomplished computer engineer who has always been passionate about helping the environment. His first foray into local environmental advocacy also happened to be his introduction to Green Foothills: when the Cargill company was fighting to build 12,000 homes on salt ponds along the bayshore in Bryan’s hometown of Redwood City. Bryan...

Support Measure Q to Protect Agriculture and Open Space
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Support Measure Q to Protect Agriculture and Open Space

  This November, San Benito County voters will have a chance for long-term preservation of 2,700 acres that they previously stopped developers from destroying in 2020, and at the same time to protect the majority of the County’s 890,000 rural acres from unwanted sprawl development. Measure Q, a General Plan initiative amendment on the November...

Over 100 Elected Officials and Organizations Oppose Quarry at Juristac
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Over 100 Elected Officials and Organizations Oppose Quarry at Juristac

The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band and Green Foothills have released a Statement of Opposition to Sargent Ranch Quarry – the destructive, open-pit sand and gravel mine proposed on the sacred landscape of Juristac. The Statement of Opposition is signed by a broad coalition of more than 100 elected officials and environmental, social justice and faith-based...

Growing Local Markets for Farmers and Community
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Growing Local Markets for Farmers and Community

Before I came to work at Green Foothills, I was a farmers’ market manager for almost 7 years in the Bay Area. From opening new markets, to performing farm inspections to ensure market integrity, my time as a farmers’ market manager was both gratifying and educational. Concerned with the struggles that some local markets faced...

Green Foothills Leadership Program: New Name, Alumni, and Recruitment Cycle!
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Green Foothills Leadership Program: New Name, Alumni, and Recruitment Cycle!

We are proud to announce that the program previously known as the Community Advocates Leadership Academy (CALA) has a new name. Drumroll… Green Foothills Leadership Program! We chose this more straightforward name after careful consideration by the Leadership Program Advisory Committee and Green Foothills staff, along with input from program alumni. The 2022 cohort is...

Calpulli Tonalehqueh dancer
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1% of Nature’s Inspiration Proceeds to Support Indigenous Dance Group, Calpulli Tonalehqueh

For years, Green Foothills has shared proceeds from our Nature’s Inspiration fundraiser with local community-based organizations. This practice is grounded in our value of camaraderie and supports our important community partnerships. With our inspirational artist honorees – Linda Gass and Jane Kim – we wanted to select a grantee from the arts community. We are...

E-Bikes on Open Space District Trails
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E-Bikes on Open Space District Trails

Should Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen) allow electric bicycles (e-bikes) on District trails? This question was extensively debated by the Midpen Board on June 29 during a five-hour meeting where members of the public weighed in with persuasive comments both pro and con. District staff had done extensive research on the potential impacts of...

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