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Victory Over the Trump Administration!
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Victory Over the Trump Administration!

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve won our lawsuit against the Trump administration over their decision to abandon Clean Water Act jurisdiction for the Cargill salt ponds. U.S. District Judge William Alsup ruled on Monday that the Trump administration ignored its own regulations and misapplied the law in its decision. Now the Trump administration will...

Reflections on the CZU Fires: How Do We Plan for the Future?
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Reflections on the CZU Fires: How Do We Plan for the Future?

In the midst of this catastrophic wildfire season, we need to reassess our approach to fire risk reduction. We cannot rely only on removal of fuel through prescribed burns or forest thinning; instead, we must also restrict new building in fire-prone areas and ensure that existing homes are made fire-resilient. It’s up to us to...

Stop the Lehigh Expansion
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Stop the Lehigh Expansion

In the foothills just west of Cupertino, the Lehigh Permanente Quarry forms a 3500-acre scar in the otherwise green and undeveloped hillsides of the Santa Cruz Mountains. For decades, mining operations there have discharged toxic selenium into Permanente Creek and contributed to air pollution, noise, and dust in the region. Up until now, Lehigh’s mining...

Valentin Lopez: Stewardship as a Way of Life
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Valentin Lopez: Stewardship as a Way of Life

Valentin Lopez is and has always been a steward, selflessly caring for people and nature. From looking after his disabled grandmother and raising his children as a single parent to the restoration of indigenous landscapes, Chairman Lopez exemplifies an intentional sense of care, reciprocity, and respect toward others. He grew up in agrarian Santa Clara...

No Caterpillars, No Baby Birds
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No Caterpillars, No Baby Birds

By Maureen Draper The war on insects is not one we want to win, as Douglas W. Tallamy writes in his new book, Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard. I’ve been in the Green Foothills community for many years and thought other members of this wonderful community would...

People Who Give Us Hope: CALA 2020 Cohort
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People Who Give Us Hope: CALA 2020 Cohort

Since 2013, Green Foothills has been hosting an annual cohort of activists who service both Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties through the Community Advocates Leadership Academy (CALA). During this 8-month program, Green Foothills shares internal expertise on how to conduct effective advocacy in the benefit of land conservation while exploring the ways in which...

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