Protecting Urban Wildlands in Petaluma

Collaborating with neighbors, landowners and community leaders, Dr. Schindler is seeking to permanently protect 30 acres of natural grassland and woodland habitat in Petaluma from potential development.

Novato Votes YES on Protecting Open Space and Halting Sprawl with Measure D

UPDATE: We’re excited that Measure D passed in the November 2017 election! Measure D renewed Novato’s existing UGB for another 25 years. First adopted by the voters with a 70% majority in 1997, the renewal measure is now even stronger to protect open space and prevent sprawl. 

Senate Bill 365 Signed: Next Step, Creating a Park and Open Space District in Solano County

We’re celebrating a big milestone toward a Countywide Park and Open Space District in Solano County. Senate Bill 365 (Dodd) was signed by Governor Brown, giving the go-ahead for the county Board of Supervisors to pursue creating the district. Add your voice of support for the next step.

Press Release: Governor Jerry Brown Signs Legislation to Move Forward Solano Countywide Park District

Fairfield, CA — Today, Greenbelt Alliance and our partners are celebrating a big milestone in the creation of a Countywide Park and Open Space District in Solano County. Last Friday, SB365 (Dodd) was signed by Governor Brown, giving the go-ahead for the county Board of Supervisors to pursue creating the district. The Board of Supervisors now have the opportunity to authorize a countywide ballot initiative that will put the question of creating… Read More

Plan Bay Area 2040 Adopted

Late last night, the boards of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and Metropolitan Transportation Committee (MTC) voted to adopt Plan Bay Area 2040, a smart regional strategy to foster thriving neighborhoods across our nine-county region. We’re excited that the new plan affirms the groundbreaking vision of the original Plan Bay Area, adopted in 2013—guiding growth within our existing cities and towns to creating walkable communities for all close to jobs… Read More

Novato Backs Strong Growth Boundary

On a unanimous 5 – 0 vote, the Novato City Council recently finalized the ballot measure to renew the city’s existing urban growth boundary for 25 years on the November 7, 2017 ballot.

Introducing the Bay Area Greenprint: A Blueprint for Conservation

Introducing the Bay Area Greenprint, a tool that brings together information on all nine Bay Area counties and presents it in an easily-navigable online interface called a web map.

Two Big Victories for Coyote Valley

Celebrating two environmental victories in Coyote Valley—both of which are big steps forward in the permanent protection of Coyote Valley.

Creating a Park and Open Space District in Solano County

If you have stepped foot on a trail in the region, it is likely that you were on lands purchased or maintained by an open space district. Solano County is the only county in the Bay Area that does not yet have a district. We’re working with the County, seven Solano cities, and residents of Solano County to make the district a reality.

Park Profile: Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve

The Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve is a 215-acre property that has great walking trails, beautiful wildlife highlighted by the annual Flyway Festival, a rich history, and stunning views of San Pablo Bay.