It’s springtime and energy is high at Committee for Green Foothills. In the spirit of renewal and growth, we have rolled up our sleeves and are charging ahead. Most anything feels possible.
With the release of our 2017 Annual Report, I’m reminded of how powerful Committee for Green Foothills is. From the permanent protection of a 30-acre site in Coyote Valley, to progress on wildlife-friendly fencing in Los Gatos, to saving habitat at Bedwell Bayfront Park; we made real gains for wildlife in 2017 thanks to the support of our members. Against all odds, when we take action, we protect open space and natural resources.
From my vantage point, individual wins on their own are not enough. Our role is to change the conversation about land preservation. We are working toward a tomorrow when our organization is no longer needed because critical habitat has been permanently protected. That would be a day when every person has access to awe-inspiring experiences in nature close to home. A day when elected representatives, private employers, and developers are working together to protect and restore ecosystems.
We have entered into a new period for Committee for Green Foothills. We are changing how we do our work. Yes, we are still reacting to projects as they arise and I am sure we always will. But we are also getting ahead of projects and processes before they start. We are fostering a community of advocates ready to organize to protect open space and farmland. We are educating people who are thinking about running for office about the open space issues they will have a say in if elected.
We’re ready as ever for the challenges to come. This is all because of you. Thank you for your support.