In February 2015, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, thanks to the leadership of Supervisors Dave Pine and Carole Groom, approved funding for a CCA technical feasibility study. Every city in San Mateo County, as well as the County itself, is participating in a study that should commence in June and be completed in August of 2015.
You are invited to our spring "Green Candidates" Fundraiser for the Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter's Political Committee. Hear Mayor Liccardo share with us his environmental priorities and highlight ways we can work hand in hand for a better environment. Appetizers and beverages will be served.
In 2011, the Sierra Club, supported by the efforts of Loma Prieta Chapter volunteers in conjunction with the legal team of Reed Zars and George Hays, filed a federal Clean Water Act lawsuit against the Lehigh Southwest Cement Company and Hanson Permanente Cement, Inc. to put a stop to the companies’ ongoing contamination of Permanente Creek - a watercourse that flows into the San Francisco Bay.
Menlo Park passed a resolution to ban clearcutting logging in California making it the fifth city to take this action in California, and the seventh city to take an action supporting such a ban. Clearcut logging damages our water supply and exacerbates climate change.
The Chapter Water Committee (LPH2O) helped to organize the Coyote Creek Howl Conference at SJSU on April 17th. Continue reading to learn more about the interesting session we organized on the fate of Steelhead in Coyote Creek and recent successful efforts to improve the habitat along this creek for fish, wildlife and neighborhood enjoyment.
Just 16 miles off the coast of California exists a different world, a world with plants and animals I had never seen; with wonderful hiking and gorgeous scenery, with lots sea life -- whales, dolphins, seals, and the strangest fish – the Molo Molo! Beyond expectations describes our adventure to the Channel Islands!!
On April 4, Committee for Green Foothills board and staff members; Ollie Mayer’s family; San Mateo County Parks Department; California Coastal Conservancy; Caltrans; San Mateo County Supervisors Carole Groom, Don Horsley, and Dave Pine; Congresswoman Jackie Speier; and other local leaders met at Devil’s Slide to pay tribute to the late Ollie Mayer, activist and local environmental leader.