Contra Costa County Campaigner Turning the Tide on Sprawl

Greenbelt Alliance’s signature At Risk report delves into the Bay Area’s natural and agricultural lands that are at the most risk of development in 2017. In an effort to bring these lands to the public view, we have real life stories told by the dedicated local residents who fight to keep them free from urban sprawl.

Lifelong Antioch Advocate Reignites Passion to Protect Open Space

Michael-Amorosa-Family-Antioch

Michael’s love for the Antioch hills and parks gave him the passion and dedication to protect this special land early on. In the 1980’s he fought a proposed garbage dump nearby. After a hard-fought battle, his side won. But now proposals to develop 4,000 sprawl housing units are motivating Michael into action once again.

Alameda County Advocates Preserving At Risk Wetlands

Greenbelt Alliance’s signature At Risk is the definitive research on the Bay Area’s farms, ranches, and natural areas at risk of being lost forever to sprawl development. In an effort to bring these lands to the public view, we have real life stories told by the dedicated local residents who fight to keep them free from sprawl.

Coyote Valley Steward Fights to Restore Habitat

Greenbelt Alliance’s signature At Risk is the definitive research on the Bay Area’s farms, ranches, and natural areas at risk of being lost forever to sprawl development. In an effort to bring these lands to the public view, we have real life stories told by the dedicated local residents who fight to keep them free from sprawl.

2016 Greenbelt Alliance Champion Awards: John Sutter, Laney Thornton

Laney Thornton, long-time Greenbelt Alliance Board member, environmentalist, and philanthropist; and John Sutter, founding Board member, environmental pioneer, and parks advocate will be honored October 6, 2016 with the Greenbelt Alliance Champion Award. The award is in recognition of their lifelong contributions to the mission of Greenbelt Alliance—protecting our natural and agricultural lands and promoting smart growth within our cities and towns to make the Bay Area a place where all residents… Read More

Harmeet and Kunal (and Chester) Find Home

When newlyweds Harmeet and Kunal decided to buy a home, they first met with a real estate agent to discuss their priorities and find the ideal neighborhood for them in the Bay Area. “I remember Kunal kept trying to describe it,” says Harmeet. “And then he realized it was all about the lifestyle—he wanted to live where we could be healthy and be able to walk to places, but also not feel… Read More

From City to Country: Margaret Spaulding On Why She Supports Greenbelt Alliance

I give because of the leadership and the quality, character, and moral convictions of the people. This is the one organization that answers the tough questions of what to do about water, population growth, land use, moving people around, and accommodating farms and small towns.

The Sagacious Sibella Kraus

Partnerships are essential to much of our work. In Coyote Valley, one of our most important partners has been the industrious Sibella Kraus, President of Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAGE).

Helping Build a Better Bay Area for their Daughter

Planned giving helps protect the Bay Area for Daisy.

It was serendipity that helped Wendy and Dan Marinaccio Husman discover Greenbelt Alliance, but a deep connection to our mission that led the couple to make our organization a beneficiary of their estate. When Wendy discovered Greenbelt Alliance during a job search a few years back, she and Dan fell in love with our vision of a sustainable inclusive Bay Area. They soon became monthly donors, because they wanted to help “create… Read More

How Mary Became Walnut Creek’s Affordable Housing Champion

Mary Fenelon is one of Walnut Creek’s most fearless and outspoken affordable housing advocates. For years, she has rallied her community to ensure that everyone in Walnut Creek, and the Bay Area, can live in a thriving neighborhood they’re proud to call home. Through her efforts with the Coalition for a Vibrant and Inclusive Walnut Creek (which Greenbelt Alliance helped form), the East Bay Housing Organizations, and the Mount Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, Mary has been essential to providing people in the community with a platform to openly discuss housing policies and fight for their housing rights.