Our Impact

Our Impact since 1962

Local. Vocal. Effective.

We are always keeping a vigilant eye on emerging and ongoing local land use issues involving open space. Our expertise and reputation commands influence with decision makers and, most importantly, we routinely deliver real environmental victories.

The Ultimate Outcome of Our Advocacy: The Permanent Protection of Natural Landscapes

As a result of our advocacy, land management agencies and organizations are better able to permanently protect natural areas at risk of development. These lands – to date over 183,000 acres of open space in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties – serve as a regional greenbelt providing places to recreate and connect with nature, habitat for threatened wildlife, and enhanced resilience to drought, wildfire, and flooding.

Impact Numbers

0,000+ acres permanently protected
as a final outcome of our advocacy
0+ land use issues
advocated on
0 ballot measures
successfully supported or opposed

2019 Big Moments


January 15 2019

Big Turnout for Dunes Beach

150+ people joined us at a Half Moon Bay City Council meeting as we submitted 4,680 signatures opposing a luxury hotel and RV park adjacent to Dunes Beach

January 22 2019

Rally for Coyote Valley

200+ people participated at our Rally for Coyote Valley at San Jose City Hall

March 31 2019

Lennie Receives Bay Nature’s 2019 Citizen Hero Award

Our advocate Lennie Roberts met a standing ovation as she accepted Bay Nature’s 2019 Citizen Hero Award.

June 2 2019

6th Cohort of Community Advocates Leadership Academy Graduates

We graduated our 6th cohort of the Community Advocates Leadership Academy with keynote speaker Assemblymember Ash Kalra

June 8 2019

Bear Creek Redwoods OSP Opened to the Public

Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve opened to the public. In the 1990s, we stopped development proposals from destroying this 1,500 acre landscape, POST and MidPen went on to buy

June 20 2019

Wildlife-Friendly Fence Ordinance Approved

Los Gatos Town Council approved a first of- its-kind wildlife-friendly fence ordinance after 2 years of our advocacy work with community members

June 21 2019

Devil’s Slide Panel Unveiled

We unveiled an interpretive panel at Devil’s Slide in honor of Lennie Robert’s decades of work to protect the coast

September 7 2019

Walk for Juristac

Advocacy Director Alice Kaufman walked with 400+ others as part of the Amah Mutsun Tribe’s Walk to Protect Juristac

September 22 2019

Nature’s Inspiration 2019

300+ supporters joined us as we presented our Nature’s Inspiration award to Joe Cotchett. Officially launched Lennie Roberts Advocacy Fund, raising $380,000 thus far.

September 24 2019

We Sued the Trump Admin

With Save the Bay, Citizens Committee to Complete the Refuge, and Bay Keeper, we sued the Trump Administration in response to giving up Clean Water Act jurisdiction over the Cargill salt ponds in Redwood City

October 24 2019

Burlingame Shoreline Park Approved

After our extensive effort to garner public support that included gathering 2,000+ petition signatures, the State Lands Commission approved the Burlingame Shoreline Park

November 6 2019

937 Acres Protected in Coyote Valley

After 40 years of advocacy, we celebrated the permanent protection of 937 acres of land in Coyote Valley

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