News! Ready for More Open Space in Napa?

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Another 20,000 acres of natural lands—from rivers and creeks to the top of Mt. Veeder and the ridges of Skyline Park—could be protected with a proposed new Napa County open space measure. The Napa County Board of Supervisors will decide in late August whether to place a new quarter-cent sales tax before the voters in March 2020. Greenbelt Alliance is ready to jump in and help pass the measure that would generate… Read More

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.

San Jose Votes YES On Measure T to Protect Coyote Valley and the City

In November 2018, voters approved San Jose’s Measure T. This innovative infrastructure bond will protect San Jose’s “green infrastructure” in Coyote Valley, as well as invest in disaster preparedness, public safety, and other infrastructure in the city.

Stop Sprawl in Coyote Valley

For decades, Greenbelt Alliance and our partners have protected Coyote Valley from inappropriate development—from technology campuses to sprawling subdivisions. Now there is yet another proposal before the San Jose City Council to build a 517,000 square foot warehouse distribution center on Coyote Valley’s pristine lands. We need your help to stop it.

Lessons of the Proposition 68 Campaign

Materials from the Proposition 68 campaign

Thanks to the hard work of the Proposition (Prop.) 68 campaign, Californians made history this past Election Day—June 5—as they voted overwhelmingly to support Prop. 68 and invest $4.1 billion in our state’s parks and natural resources. Prop. 68 had broad-based, statewide support. 57% of all Californians, and 68% here in the Bay Area, voted yes on 68. “The success of Prop. 68 at the polls is an enormous win for all… Read More

Planning Geyserville’s Future

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North Bay Regional Director Teri Shore was recently tapped by the Geyserville Planning Committee to provide a review of the open space and planning policies that will inform their town’s plan and help manage development pressures facing Geyserville.

California Votes YES on Prop. 68

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. 

Yes on 68: Support the California Clean Water and Safe Parks Act

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.

Coyote Valley: Protecting a Bay Area Gem

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.