Historic Deal Permanently Protects Land in Coyote Valley

Coyote Valley San Jose Deal

Coyote Valley is 7,400 acres of greenbelt land between San Jose and Morgan Hill. It is home to lush farmland and wildlife and stores two-thirds of Silicon Valley’s groundwater supply. As San Jose’s last great open space and best asset in adapting to climate change, Greenbelt Alliance and our partners have worked together for decades to protect Coyote Valley from sprawl development. On November 6, 2019 the City of San Jose furthered… Read More

A Disasterous Development Decision in Newark

Newark CA

On November 14th, the Newark City Council formally approved a development project along the South San Francisco Bay shoreline in a place called Area 4. This project includes 469 single-family homes and 2,738 parking spaces that will be built in a FEMA flood zone, which also serves as a wildlife refuge. Ultimately, this development will destroy one of the last remaining unprotected open spaces along the South Bay shoreline.  Despite an at-capacity… Read More

Voters Protect Natural Lands & Choose Smart Growth For A More Resilient Bay Area

Greenbelt Alliance Election Wrap Up 2019

On November 5, 2019, people across the Bay Area made their priorities clear—climate-smart growth that preserves open space lands is the future we choose. The residents of Rohnert Park and Brentwood stood against destructive sprawl development by protecting their urban growth boundaries. And in San Francisco, investing in homes that our teachers and neighbors can afford resounded with over two-thirds of the city voting for critical funding propositions.  The North Bay has… Read More

Greenbelt Alliance Gala Gathers Local Leaders & Philanthropists Fighting Climate Change

Jake Mackenzie and Amanda Brown-Stevens

SAN FRANCISCO —On Thursday, October 24, 2019, 225 guests from around the Bay Area gathered for Savor the Greenbelt, the annual fundraising gala of Greenbelt Alliance. The organization’s supporters celebrated Greenbelt Alliance at the world-renowned Fairmont San Francisco. Bay Area philanthropists, elected officials, and thought leaders were in attendance to honor and support Greenbelt Alliance’s work to preserve open space, safeguard the region’s farms and ranches, and advance smart growth solutions across… Read More

Proposed Luxury Development In FEMA Flood Zone Would Pave Over SF Bay Wetlands, Displace Wildlife, Increase Sea Level Rise Risk

Newark City Council to consider proposal to build 469 “executive houses” atop historic wetland area, entirely within FEMA flood zone, despite rising sea levels and vocal opposition from environmentalists and regulatory agencies