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.

Local Surfer Defends Shoreline in Half Moon Bay

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.

At Risk 2017: Values of At Risk Lands

When considering the significant impact that development has to open spaces and agricultural lands, we must consider the values these lands provide to the Bay Area.

Jeremy Madsen on Smart Land-Use Policies to Benefit Water Resources

CEO Jeremy Madsen spoke about San Mateo County’s water supply and how to sustain it over time in a panel discussion with experts. Learn more here.

Stephanie Reyes Shines at the Silicon Valley Regional Economic Forum

Photo: Jessica Weare

Interim CEO, Stephanie Reyes, brings nuance to the conversation around the water crisis at the Silicon Valley Regional Economic Forum. She spoke to the importance of smart development in urban areas, and why protecting open spaces can be a cheaper alternative for water conservation than creating new infrastructure for sprawl.

An Interview With Greenbelt Alliance

Edward, a 7th grader at Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School, chose Greenbelt Alliance as the nonprofit organization to support for a school project. As part of this project, he interviewed Program Director Matt Vander Sluis. Here are some highlights from their conversation.

Why We Need Our Greenbelt

At the ABAG General Assembly on April 21, Greenbelt Alliance CEO Jeremy Madsen was asked to bring the environmental perspective regarding the potential integration of the Association of Bay Area Governments and Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Read an excerpt from Jeremy’s remarks.

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: New Community at Brisbane Baylands

At nearly 700 acres, Brisbane Baylands is one of the largest underutilized sites for infill development in the entire Bay Area. The Developer Sponsored Plan would clean up the contaminated brownfield site and provide a well-designed walkable, transit-oriented community for residents across the income spectrum, with a mix of homes and jobs, ample open space, clean energy, and other amenities.

What Is A Greenbelt?

What is a Greenbelt

The Bay Area’s 3.6 million-acre greenbelt provides fresh food, clean air and water, and recreation. Greenbelt Alliance protects these lands. But exactly what is a greenbelt?

Being Smarter About Land Use Can Help Fight Against Drought

By now, you would have to have been living under a very dry rock to not know the things we should all be doing to save water — let your lawn go brown, wash your car less, take fewer and shorter showers, flush less if you dare. But there is one thing that cities and counties across the Bay Area and around California can do to save water that has not gotten a lot of attention–be smart about land use. For three reasons, smart decisions about how communities grow and develop are also smart water decisions.