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Great News – County Planning Commission denies development on landslide prone, very high fire risk area!
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Great News – County Planning Commission denies development on landslide prone, very high fire risk area!

Yesterday, the San Mateo County Planning Commission voted unanimously to direct the staff to return with findings for denial of the “Zmay” subdivision. Thank you to the more than 100 people who responded to our call to email the Commission opposing this subdivision. It would have put future homes and residents at risk of extraordinary...

Kyra Brown: More Than Just a Bench
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Kyra Brown: More Than Just a Bench

Kyra Brown had been working at Youth United for Community Action (YUCA), a social justice and environmental justice organization, when her boss suggested the Community Advocates Leadership Academy (CALA).  “Oh, hey look. Is this something you’re interested in?” she quotes. “I had never heard of CALA, but when I saw the words ‘community advocates,’ I...

Hertha Harrington, Passionate Friend of Nature
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Hertha Harrington, Passionate Friend of Nature

Hertha Harrington’s unswerving dedication to Green Foothills’ work for the natural world was contagious. A Green Foothills board member for 13 years, Hertha initiated our annual Nature’s Inspiration celebration in 2003 which honors individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to protecting nature. Her own abiding passion to preserve nature, especially the Douglas fir/redwood forests surrounding...

A New Vision For Coyote Valley
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A New Vision For Coyote Valley

Imagine a restored and protected Coyote Valley — a place of meadows and riparian woodlands providing habitat connectivity for animals from bobcats to burrowing owls, thriving small farms practicing sustainable agriculture, and peaceful open space and hiking trails. Join Green Foothills on Wednesday, August 4 from 6:00-7:30 pm for our New Vision for Coyote Valley...

Development Threatens Redwood City Wetland Habitat
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Development Threatens Redwood City Wetland Habitat

A developer is proposing to build a 350-unit apartment complex on a 20-acre tidal mudflat in Redwood City. This project will destroy wetland habitat, may result in release of toxic contaminants, and would put residential development in the path of sea level rise. Green Foothills and our partners are opposing the project. Proposal: Destroy Wetlands...

Say No to Development on Landslide-Prone, High Fire Risk Area
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Say No to Development on Landslide-Prone, High Fire Risk Area

  Speak up to stop development on a hazardous site! Please email the San Mateo County Planning Commission by Tuesday, July 27, opposing the “Zmay” subdivision. What’s Happening On July 28, the San Mateo County Planning Commission will be considering whether to approve a subdivision on steep, landslide-prone slopes that would also expose future residents...

5% of Nature’s Inspiration Proceeds to Support Community-based Organizations and Tribe
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5% of Nature’s Inspiration Proceeds to Support Community-based Organizations and Tribe

In addition to recognizing our honorees — Blanca Alvarado and Rod Diridon, Sr. — four special entities will be accepting mini grants from Green Foothills at Nature’s Inspiration on Sunday, October 3rd. Leveraging our annual celebration to highlight and support tribes and community-based organizations, the following entities were selected to receive 5% of proceeds generated...

In Memoriam – Liv Alterhaug Ames (12/5/1947 – 9/3/2020)
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In Memoriam – Liv Alterhaug Ames (12/5/1947 – 9/3/2020)

  The Green Foothills community extends heartfelt condolences to former Board member, Larry Ames, and extended family and friends following the untimely passing of Larry’s beloved wife and all around wonderful person, Liv. Born in Mo i Rana, Norway, just south of the Arctic Circle. Liv enjoyed a happy childhood with her two siblings sledding...

Santa Clara County Limits Misuse of RV Parks
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Santa Clara County Limits Misuse of RV Parks

Cover Image from Santa Clara County Recreational Vehicle Parks Study, March 2018 Recreational Vehicle (RV) parks can be an enjoyable experience providing greater comforts than tent camping especially for those who want a more extended stay. However, turning these remote RV parks into permanent housing is a misuse of rural areas. They become high-density housing...

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