As part of our countdown to Earth Day campaign, we heard from some of our partners and friends who kindly shared their favorite Bay Area places with us! Michele Beasley, Executive Director, San Mateo County Parks Foundation: San Bruno Mountain is one of my favorite San Mateo County Parks. I love it for its incredible views, plant diversity, and for the fog and great hikes. For urban planning nutters, it’s also fun… Read More
Coyote Valley is 7,400 acres of lush farmland and vast open space that provides an awe-inspiring landscape to explore. It is a crucial water resource for Silicon Valley. Its flood plain protects San Jose. It is home to wildlife, including endangered species. Coyote Valley is critical to the ecosystem of the entire South Bay. We must preserve it and encourage growth within existing cities and towns. Originally scheduled for April 30, 2020,… Read More
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.
Assembly Member Ash Kalra’s AB 948 would officially recognize Coyote Valley as an area of statewide significance, creating new conservation opportunities. The bill focuses on both the pure value of the environment and its benefits to San Jose as green infrastructure.
On June 11, San Jose City Council voted to include discussions of North Coyote Valley’s environmental future in the City’s upcoming general plan update. This is another important step on the path to permanently protecting this local treasure.
The fight to sink Measure B and pass Measure C, two competing measures in San Jose, was a battle of dollars versus democracy—and democracy won. These victories, along with the passage of Measure T in fall 2018, have us on the verge of permanent protection for Coyote Valley.
Coyote Valley plays a crucial role in recharging the San Jose’s groundwater resources. It’s incredibly important to protect this piece of essential green infrastructure from potential contamination.
Passing Measure T to protect green infrastructure like Coyote Valley will help keep Silicon Valley’s water supply safe from contamination. Coyote Valley, as undeveloped land, is the largest easily-protected area of Santa Clara County’s groundwater system.
In November 2018, voters approved San Jose’s Measure T. This innovative infrastructure bond will protect San Jose’s “green infrastructure” in Coyote Valley, as well as invest in disaster preparedness, public safety, and other infrastructure in the city.
For decades, Greenbelt Alliance and our partners have protected Coyote Valley from inappropriate development—from technology campuses to sprawling subdivisions. Now there is yet another proposal before the San Jose City Council to build a 517,000 square foot warehouse distribution center on Coyote Valley’s pristine lands. We need your help to stop it.