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Ask Supervisors to Make Lehigh Quarry Pay for Violations

On Tuesday, June 7, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will receive a report summarizing the more than 2,100 known legal violations Lehigh Quarry and cement plant have been cited for during the last 10 years by local, state, and federal agencies. Please ask the Supervisors to finally begin imposing its own fines on...

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Room to Move: Why Wildlife Linkages Matter

Habitat connectivity is about understanding the lives and needs of all the species in our region and giving them what they require to survive. One of those things is the ability to move from one habitat range to another. That’s why we focus some of our strongest advocacy efforts on the wildlife linkages that are...

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Santa Clara County Continues Agricultural Preservation Work

On Tuesday, April 19, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors decided to continue making progress on financial incentives protecting Coyote Valley’s farmland and open space. We asked the Supervisors to keep the process moving forward, and with over 300 people writing in their support, the Supervisors did just that. County staff brought four different...

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Victory for Wildlife at Pillar Point Bluff

On April 5, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to deny the Coastal Development Permit for the proposed Off-Leash Dog Pilot Program at Pillar Point Bluff, while approving the Pilot Program at Quarry Park, as we had recommended. This is a significant victory for wildlife and sensitive habitats at Pillar Point Bluff...

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Celebrating Staff Anniversaries

In addition to the people who contribute funds and volunteer time, Green Foothills’ work happens because of the people who choose our organization as their place of employment. For those of you who have interacted with our staff, it will come as no surprise to you when I say that Green Foothills has a dream...

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Welcome to 7 New Board Members

We are pleased to welcome seven new board members and six new advisory board members. Each brings important skills, experience, and a commitment to uplifting the critical work we do to give nature a voice. Welcome New Board Members Green Foothills’ Board of Directors is the ultimate authority of our nonprofit, responsible for ensuring that...

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Green Foothills Remembers: Jean Rusmore, 1920-2022

The Green Foothills community was saddened to learn of the passing of former Green Foothills Advocate and trail guide author Jean Rusmore, at age 101. Jean was born in Anaheim, CA to Mary and Oscar Heying. She met her husband Ted in 1938, at the International House at UC Berkeley where both lived as undergraduates....

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