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Get Ready to Rally for Coyote Valley!

Meet us on January 22, 2019 from 12 pm – 1:30 pm at San Jose City Hall Coyote Valley has come a long way in many respects, but perhaps its most dramatic progress has been made in public opinion.  While the Valley was known to nature enthusiasts and some local residents for decades, before the past […]

Flooding and Coyote Valley

    Many months later, the photographs from the 2017 Coyote Creek Flood look even more eerily strange–cars reduced to strange stranded shapes in flat brown water, homes becoming islands, neighborhoods besieged by flood.  But as odd and unreal as the pictures and the aerial drone footage look now, the effects on residents of neighborhoods […]

San Jose’s Measure T: Protecting Coyote Valley

by Alice Kaufman, Legislative Advocacy Director of Committee for Green Foothills This November, San Jose voters will have the chance to help save Coyote Valley while also voting for disaster preparedness, public safety, and infrastructure. Measure T, a bond measure on the November 2018 ballot, will provide up to $50 million in funding for land […]

Vote No on B, Yes on C in San Jose’s June Elections

There are two important measures on the ballot in San Jose this June election (June 5), Measure B and Measure C. Please join us in saying No to Measure B and Yes to Measure C. What You Can Do 1. Sign the petition to join us in opposing Measure B and supporting Measure C 2. Share […]

Earth Day: Touring Coyote Valley by Car or Bicycle

By Bryan Beck Earth Day is this Sunday! And the best way to spend it, is seeing the beautiful piece of Earth we have right here in Coyote Valley. If you are traveling by car, Coyote Valley is really quite small. On 101, if traffic is moving well, you’ll pass through it in about 9 […]

Thank San Jose for Being Climate Smart!

By Paul Ledesma On February 27, the San Jose City Council approved the “Climate Smart San Jose” plan. This plan represents the City’s roadmap for local action to reduce the impacts of Climate Change. Committee for Green Foothills and other environmental groups worked to have the plan include a reference to the role of open […]

Coyote Valley: Despite Progress, New Threat Looms

by Mackenzie Mossing, Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society and Megan Medeiros, Committee for Green Foothills Nestled in the southern reach of San Jose, Coyote Valley is a beautiful, unique and irreplaceable landscape of regional importance. More than 200 species of local and migratory birds can be found in Coyote Valley, as they seek sustenance in […]

Coyote Valley: A Watershed View

By Megan Medeiros, Executive Director, Committee for Green Foothills and Brian Mendenhall, Project Manager, Water Resources Planning and Policy, Santa Clara Valley Water District The 321-square mile Coyote Watershed is the largest and most diverse in Santa Clara County. It encompasses parts of Morgan Hill, San Jose, and Milpitas, and contains more than 30 creeks, all of […]

Sprawl Isn’t Smart Growth: A Brief Overview of a Complex Issue

  By Alice Kaufman, Legislative Advocacy Director, Committee for Green Foothills What is sprawl? Most people agree that sprawl development — unchecked or unplanned development out on the fringes of an urban area — is the wrong path for future growth. Sprawl consumes precious open space with low-density development that requires people to drive longer distances […]