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Coyote Valley is a regional treasure



A last chance opportunity

Located at the southern end of San Jose to the north of Morgan Hill, Coyote Valley has been threatened by development for decades. What it offers is irreplaceable: wetlands that buffer against flooding, an essential wildlife habitat and migratory area, active farmlands, and open space for all of us to enjoy.

A different vision than pavement and sprawl for Coyote Valley

As one of the last remaining undeveloped valley floors in the Bay Area and the only connection between the Santa Cruz Mountains and Diablo Range, we need to take action to preserve this remarkable place for people, wildlife and our environment.

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It’s time to protect Coyote Valley

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Take Action Now

Coyote Valley: Unique and irreplaceable

215+

Species of birds

An inclusive wildlife corridor for the region.

Bobcats, coyotes, and other wildlife depend on the valley floor for habitat and migration passage. Many birds such as burrowing owls and the endangered tri-colored blackbirds live in the grasslands, wetlands, and fields.

1000+

Acres of wetlands

A secure source of drinking water and natural flood protection.

Protecting and restoring Coyote Valley reduces the risk of natural disasters by capturing and storing floodwaters like those that devastated San Jose in 2017.

4000+

Acres farmland in production

A proud heritage of local agriculture.

Farmland here is a source of locally-grown food and absorbs carbon from the atmosphere. It is a counterweight to urban sprawl, which exacerbates traffic congestion and reduces air and water quality.

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Events

After Dark at Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve

DATE: January 17
TIME: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society as they look and listen for Great Horned, Western Screech, and other owls in the preserve after hours.

Late Morning at Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve

DATE: January 22
TIME: 10 am – 1 pm

Join the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society as they look and spot raptors, such as American Kestrels, Northern Harriers, and Red-tailed Hawks are expected. Ferruginous Hawks and Golden Eagles.

Afternoon Drop-in: Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve

DATE: January 26
TIME: 3 pm – 5 pm

Join the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society and the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority as they show you how to birdwatch in Coyote Valley.

Organizational leadership and support

Organizational leadership and support

Protect Coyote Valley is led by Committee for Green Foothills and supported by Greenbelt Alliance, Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful, Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society, Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter, SAGE – Sustainable Agriculture Education,  the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, the Land Trust of Santa Clara ValleyMothers Out Front, Green Party of Santa Clara County and the San Jose Parks Foundation.

Collectively these organizations represent their 100,000 members and supporters in Santa Clara County.

 

Committee for Green Foothills