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Tickets for our 17th Annual Nature’s Inspiration Go Live Today!
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Tickets for our 17th Annual Nature’s Inspiration Go Live Today!

You are invited to join us on September 27 from 5:00-6:30pm for our virtual celebration of Valentin Lopez, Chairman of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. In the spirit of our traditional celebration, enjoy: Musical performance from Grammy award-winning Ozomatli and the UwiSmak Mutsun singers Guest appearances by prominent local leaders including County Supervisor Joe Simitian...

Redwood City Should Plan For Sea Level Rise
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Redwood City Should Plan For Sea Level Rise

Redwood City expects to update its Climate Action Plan this year, but so far the draft plan contains no specific actions for adaptation to sea level rise. We’re pushing for Redwood City to begin climate adaptation planning, including planning for restoration of the Cargill salt ponds. What’s Happening Redwood City has been developing an updated...

EPA Should Ban Predator-Killing Rodenticides
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EPA Should Ban Predator-Killing Rodenticides

On July 6, we joined many other environmental organizations calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban rodenticides instead of relicensing them, particularly brodifacoum, bromadiolone, difethialone, difenacoum, diphacinone and chlorophacinone. These anticoagulant “rodenticides”, a misnomer hiding their most important ecological effect – that of killing mid-level and top-level predators, should be banned and non-poison...

Green Foothills Supports Black Lives Matter
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Green Foothills Supports Black Lives Matter

Friends,  Over the past two months, many members of our board, advisory board, and staff have been among the hundreds of thousands of people around the world rising up for Black Lives Matter. With the momentous wave of solidarity statements, we have been considering what Green Foothills’ position should be as an organization, and even...

6 Actions Toward Allyship with Local Native Americans
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6 Actions Toward Allyship with Local Native Americans

Green Foothills has worked closely with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band in recent years to protect the 6,400 acres of Juristac southwest of Gilroy from the threat of a sand and gravel mine. There is a stronger chance we will succeed in permanently protecting this wildlife corridor and sacred site because of this collaboration. Since...

High Speed Rail Endangers Wildlife, Farmland in Santa Clara County
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High Speed Rail Endangers Wildlife, Farmland in Santa Clara County

In our comments last week to California’s High-Speed Rail Authority about the environmental analysis of running the rail from San Jose to Merced, we called for better protections of wildlife connections through Coyote Valley and Pacheco Pass, and to reject a potential East Gilroy Station in the County’s Agricultural Preserve. We will continue our long-running...

Tell California’s High Speed Rail Authority to Protect Wildlife and Avoid Farmland Destruction in Santa Clara County
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Tell California’s High Speed Rail Authority to Protect Wildlife and Avoid Farmland Destruction in Santa Clara County

This Tuesday, June 23, is the deadline to submit comments on the environmental analysis of running high speed rail from San Jose to Merced. Please email the California High Speed Rail Authority using the form below, asking it to protect wildlife movement through Coyote Valley and Pacheco Pass, and to avoid sprawl and the loss...

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