Californians stood up for natural resources by passing Prop. 68, the California Clean Water and Safe Parks Act. This $4.1 billion bond measure funds parks, access to clean water, and improved resilience to climate change for all residents.
San Jose has rejected sprawl by saying NO to Measure B and YES to Measure C! Measure B posed a major threat to thousands of acres of open space across San Jose. Measure C stops developers from taking shortcuts and creates new protections for open space lands while increasing the creation of affordable homes in the right places.
Greenbelt Alliance is thrilled that the new Ag + Open Space District Vital Lands Initiative prioritizes natural and agricultural lands on the urban edge as among the most critical landscapes to protect forever.
Greenbelt Alliance endorsed Proposition 68—the California Clean Water and Safe Parks Act. Prop 68 is a general obligation bond that invests $4.1 billion to address some of California’s most important water, park, and natural resource needs.
San Jose City Council unanimously passed the Climate Smart San Jose Plan with a Phase 2 analysis of the plan, which includes the Natural and Working Lands Analysis.
Coyote Valley, just south of San Jose, is a 7,400 acre network of natural and agricultural lands at the urban edge of the 10th largest city in the nation. For decades we and our partners have worked to protect the valley from development threats. This past year the tide has begun to turn from pro-sprawl to conservation. Read more.
Only a few months have passed since fire devastated the North Bay. As the recovery process begins, there are a lot of questions when it comes to rebuilding with a myriad of possible answers. North Bay communities will be shaped for decades by the decisions that will be made in the months and years ahead. Read more.
Since 1989, we’ve taken stock of the Bay Area’s open space protection accomplishments and what’s left to do in our signature report, At Risk: The Bay Area Greenbelt. This report is the definitive research on the farms, ranches, and natural areas at risk of being lost forever to sprawl development. Read more.
If you love the rolling hills, coastal bluffs, redwood forests and rich farm and ranch land of Sonoma County, now is your chance to share what favorite landscapes you’d like to protect forever!
As the new year unfolds, the people and landscapes of the North Bay are slowly healing and moving toward recovery and rebuilding.