Fight to Save Sand Creek Continues in Antioch

Developers have filed multiple lawsuits challenging the Antioch City Council’s adoption of a ballot measure that protects the Sand Creek Focus Area. But 1,200 acres of rolling hills and riparian habitat were preserved by the win, and remain safe as the legal cases proceed.

Solstice Sonoma Luxury Project Threatens Greenbelt

Sonoma Solstice threatens greenbelt lands at the site of the old Buzzard's Gulch.

Developers in Marin have proposed building a new luxury resort and event space called Sonoma Solstice on greenbelt land near Buzzard’s Gulch. We need your help to stop this violation of Sonoma County’s community separators!

Defend Sonoma County’s Community Separators

Sonoma Solstice threatens greenbelt lands at the site of the old Buzzard's Gulch.

In 2016, Sonoma County voted by 81% to protect community separators, the green spaces between our towns and cities. Now, a luxury resort with hundreds of events is proposed by an out-of-town developer in the community separator between Santa Rosa and Windsor. This oversized hideout for the 1% will put the community separators we voted to protect to the test! Defend the Windsor-Larkfield-Santa Rosa Community Separator from this oversized development by signing… Read More

Park Profile: Rockville Hills Regional Park

A view of Rockville Hills Regional Park

Rockville Hills Regional Park, just outside of Fairfield, is one of many delightful outdoor recreation areas in Solano County. We’re working hard to make the Solano Countywide Park and Open Space District a reality, which would help sustain Rockville Hills and other parks in the area.

Plan for Resiliency: Understand the Fire Risk Curve

Research by Alexandra Syphard maps out the fire risk of various development styles to show that sprawl development carries serious dangers. We must avoid the peak of the fire risk curve if we hope to plan for resiliency in rebuilding the North Bay.

White Paper: Coyote Valley & Groundwater Protection

Our new white paper, Coyote Valley & Groundwater Protection, shows how important it is for these lands to remain undeveloped.

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.

The Science of Groundwater Contamination Shows Why San Jose Residents Should Vote Yes on Measure T

Our new white paper, Coyote Valley & Groundwater Protection, shows how important it is for these lands to remain undeveloped.

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.

Sonoma County Advancing New Housing & Land-Use Policies

Greenbelt Alliance is working to fine-tune several proposed new county initiatives that are likely to increase the density and number of homes, as well as people, in the unincorporated areas of Sonoma County—beyond the nine city’s’ urban growth boundaries (UGB). We need you to make your voice heard at the Board of Supervisors meeting on October 23! 

Big Win in Antioch: 1,200 Acres of Sand Creek Protected

Our initiative will let Antioch voters decide the future of Sand Creek.

On August 28, the Antioch City Council protected 1,400 acres of of land from development, an important win in the fight against Contra Costa County sprawl.

Shaping the Bay Area One Generation at a Time

Evers Family History

The Evers family have been working for nearly 85 years to ensure growth happens in a way that preserves the landscapes that make the Bay Area special. Their work has helped shape our region into a place where both natural lands and urbanization can thrive.