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County to Pursue Closing Reid-Hillview, Banning Leaded Fuel
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County to Pursue Closing Reid-Hillview, Banning Leaded Fuel

Reid-Hillview Airport in high-density, park-poor East San Jose Please join us in supporting the expedited closure of the 180-acre Reid-Hillview Airport and its repurposing to a community-centered vision that includes green space. It is a rare opportunity to create new urban green space in a park-deficient urban area, and promote environmental justice without shifting the...

County Votes To Share Protection of Lehigh Ridgeline Easement
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County Votes To Share Protection of Lehigh Ridgeline Easement

Great news! On August 17, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the agreement to share with Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District the enforcement of the environmentally protective easement on Lehigh Quarry. Thank you for taking action – you helped make this happen! We look forward to better protection of the easement and...

Ask County Supervisors: Support Better Enforcement of Ridgeline Easement at Lehigh Quarry
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Ask County Supervisors: Support Better Enforcement of Ridgeline Easement at Lehigh Quarry

On Tuesday, August 17, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will decide whether to better enforce environmental protection at Lehigh Quarry by sharing some enforcement authority with Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. Please ask the Supervisors to share environmental enforcement at Lehigh Quarry. What’s Happening For decades, Lehigh has been operating the largest active...

Ask County Supervisors: Close Reid-Hillview Airport
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Ask County Supervisors: Close Reid-Hillview Airport

On Tuesday, August 17, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will decide whether to act to start closing Reid-Hillview Airport. Doing so would open up possibilities for newly created open space while stopping dangerous lead emissions. Please ask the Supervisors to start closing the airport. What’s Happening Surrounded by mostly dense, economically disadvantaged residential development,...

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 supervisor  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...

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