Category: News

Si Se Puede: Honoring Cesar Chavez Day
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Si Se Puede: Honoring Cesar Chavez Day

Green Foothills has been fighting to protect farmland and support farming in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties for decades. Today on Cesar Chavez Day, we remember the Chicano hero that championed the farmworkers’ rights movement and the need to continue la lucha – Spanish for the fight or the struggle – to protect farmworkers...

Conservation Grazing on the San Mateo Coast
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Conservation Grazing on the San Mateo Coast

Commendations to the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD) Board members for their unanimous approval of a five-year conservation grazing lease with the Markegard family on the 953-acre Toto Ranch, just south of Tunitas Creek on the San Mateo coast. Conservation grazing is distinguished from conventional ranching in that its primary purpose is to carry...

8 Actions You Can Take To #KeepYourParksOpen
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8 Actions You Can Take To #KeepYourParksOpen

As we shelter in place to protect public health, we are fortunate to still be able to visit the nature close to home we have worked so hard to protect. Indeed, we are seeing unprecedented numbers of people out on the trails.  We are so happy to see more of our community getting outside but...

Eleanor Roosevelt, Margaret Mead, and our founder Lois Hogle
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Eleanor Roosevelt, Margaret Mead, and our founder Lois Hogle

International Women’s History Month has made me reflect on trailblazing women I have known who stood up and stood out to improve our lives. One of these women is Lois Crozier-Hogle who co-founded Green Foothills. In musing about Lois’ life and her contribution to Green Foothills, my thoughts also turned to women who inspired Lois...

People Who Give Us Hope: Trina Hineser
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People Who Give Us Hope: Trina Hineser

On March 1, Trina Hineser became the new Executive Director of the Land Trust of Santa Clara Valley, a nonprofit that protects natural habitat and agricultural lands in Santa Clara County through conservation easements and land acquisition. We are very pleased to see Trina, who graduated from Green Foothills’ Community Advocates Leadership Academy in 2018,...

Celebrating Women’s History Month: Mary Davey
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Celebrating Women’s History Month: Mary Davey

Since 1962, women have been at the forefront of Green Foothills’ work to protect our region’s ecological health. In celebration of Women’s History Month, we are recognizing the achievements of three remarkable women who dedicated much of their lives to Green Foothills – Lois Hogle, Ruth Spangenberg, and Mary Davey – by writing a piece...

Our response to COVID-19
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Our response to COVID-19

Last Friday the County of Santa Clara released a coronavirus guidance statement banning gatherings of 35 to 100 people unless certain conditions are met. We are expecting similar action from the County of San Mateo.  Green Foothills has decided to not hold any gatherings for the time being and our team will be working remotely effective today. This...

Remembering Ruth Spangenberg
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Remembering Ruth Spangenberg

For over a half century, California has been at the leading edge of the wave of environmental activism, and, not surprisingly, the Bay Area has provided numerous leaders in this effort. The majority of these enviro-pioneers were talented and dedicated women, many of whom were housewives and mothers. These visionaries recognized that the post-World War...

What’s in Store for Coyote Valley?
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What’s in Store for Coyote Valley?

On February 26, over 200 guests attended Green Foothills’ event The Future of Coyote Valley: An Evening of Celebration and Conversation to cheer the recent conservation victories in this valley and more importantly, to hear what local leaders had to say about what’s next. The message was clear: the work of protecting Coyote Valley is...

People Who Give Us Hope: Joaquin Jimenez
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People Who Give Us Hope: Joaquin Jimenez

Joaquin Jimenez, a member of the Latino Council of Half Moon Bay, is working on an exciting new venture to establish a farming cooperative for farmworkers, called Rancho San Benito.  The project will allow farmworkers who work at coastside farms to also raise their own crops during off hours or on days they are not...

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