North Bay Fires: Recovery and Rebuilding Begins

As the new year unfolds, the people and landscapes of the North Bay are slowly healing and moving toward recovery and rebuilding.

Greenbelt Alliance Endorses Park Bond Bill: What It Means for the Bay Area and State

Greenbelt Alliance has endorsed the Park Bond Bill and will carry out an intensive statewide campaign to support the ballot measure.

Bay Area Green Infrastructure: Resilient By Nature

Green infrastructure like the Baylands can help protect cities from climate change

The Bay Area greenbelt is full of green infrastructure, natural systems that help make our cities and towns more resilient to the effects of climate change.

Leadership Circle 2017: State Legislation with Assemblymember David Chiu

The 2017 Leadership Circle luncheon included a discussion between CEO Jeremy Madsen and California State Assemblymember David Chiu who spoke on the many pieces of California legislation approved this year.

Recovery and Resilience: Learning from the North Bay Fires

Greenbelt Alliance pledges not to forget the devastation of the North Bay fires and their impact on our region. We are thinking deeply about how we can guide and inform regional policy in the years to come and look forward to working with partners as recovery efforts continue.

2017 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

October 15 marked the end of the 2017 California legislative session. Greenbelt Alliance endorsed a lot of stellar bills and opposed a few duds, ending the year with some once-in-a-generation successes. Here’s an overview.

Protecting Sand Creek: Evan’s Story on Stopping Sprawl in His Hometown

An inspiring story by local advocate Evan Gorman on his fight to stop the Sand Creek Focus Area plan of sprawl development in his hometown, Antioch, CA.

Update: Measure D Passed in the November 2017 Election!

The people of Novato voted overwhelmingly to pass Measure D—protecting open space and halting sprawl in Novato for another 25 years. Only a simple majority vote of 51% was needed, but Measure D passed by nearly 73% to renew the existing urban growth boundary (UGB).

Community Separator in Path of Fires

While community separators didn’t stop the Tubb’s fire in Santa Rosa, without them, the damage could have been much worse. Read more.

Antioch Scraps Sand Creek Plan but Sprawl Still Looms

Greenbelt Alliance and partners defeated Antioch’s sprawl plan for the Sand Creek Focus Area, a win against sprawl development, but more battles to fight.