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Victories on Measures T and N: Why it Matters and What it Means
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Victories on Measures T and N: Why it Matters and What it Means

Measure T: A Victory Funding Environmental Protection With over 81% voting yes, the massive public approval of Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority’s Measure T demonstrated how environmental advocacy can achieve positive change and a win on behalf of the environment. We actively played an instrumental role in Measure T’s passage. As Santa Clara Valley...

Strong Community Support Continues the Process of Re-Envisioning Reid-Hillview Airport
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Strong Community Support Continues the Process of Re-Envisioning Reid-Hillview Airport

On Tuesday, November 17th, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to begin the process for a community engagement plan that could result in closing all or part of the county-owned Reid-Hillview Airport in East San Jose and reusing the land.  Green Foothills strongly supported this possible re-envisioning process and, at the invitation...

People who give us hope: Darlene Tenes and the Farmworker Caravan
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People who give us hope: Darlene Tenes and the Farmworker Caravan

Darlene Tenes cares deeply about the community and she knows how to get things done. When she saw a social media post by Assemblymember Robert Rivas in April about a Farmworker Relief Drive in Watsonville, Tenes quickly mobilized her large network to bring critical donations to agricultural workers who have been impacted by COVID-19. In...

Green Foothills is Expanding Our Board
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Green Foothills is Expanding Our Board

We are Looking for New Board Members Dedicated to our Mission to Help us Grow Green Foothills is a local, vocal, and effective nonprofit organization based out of Palo Alto. Our team has helped to permanently protect over 183,000 acres in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties through over 900 advocacy campaigns since 1962. We...

San Jose Task Force Votes to Protect Coyote Valley
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San Jose Task Force Votes to Protect Coyote Valley

Last Thursday, the San Jose General Plan Task Force voted overwhelmingly to change the land use in North Coyote Valley from industrial development to open space and agriculture. Although this action must also be approved by the Planning Commission and City Council, this is an amazing outcome that could only have been dreamed of just...

People Who Give Us Hope: Jered Lawson and Nancy Vail of Pie Ranch
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People Who Give Us Hope: Jered Lawson and Nancy Vail of Pie Ranch

Visionary, inclusive, equitable, and regenerative are just a few adjectives woven into the community that Jered Lawson and Nancy Vail have built at Pie Ranch over the past eighteen years. Now, in addition to COVID-19, they face tremendous new challenges due to destruction of some critical parts of the farm’s infrastructure, including the historic Steele Ranch...

From the Valley to the Coast: Setting the Table for the Future of Farming
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From the Valley to the Coast: Setting the Table for the Future of Farming

For over half a century, Green Foothills has worked to preserve farmland, because local, well managed farms are indispensable to our community’s resilience. Here in our region, our local farms not only offer us fresh healthy food, but they also provide us with open space, carbon sequestration, flood control, fire hazard mitigation, and wildlife habitat,...

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