We all need good news these days!
Information digested here from Protect Coyote Valley!
'On February 9, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to move ahead on developing a Climate Action Overlay Zone for Coyote Valley to protect wildlife habitat and movement, creeks and groundwater, farmland, and climate resilience. '
'...As you know, the City of San Jose is moving towards changing their General Plan so that North Coyote Valley is designated for agriculture and open space, not industrial development. A strong Overlay Zone, together with the anticipated changes to San Jose’s General Plan and nearly 1,000 acres of open space permanently protected in 2019, will go a long way towards protecting Coyote Valley’s open space. '
A last chance opportunity
Located at the southern end of San Jose to the north of Morgan Hill, Coyote Valley has been threatened by development for decades. What it offers is irreplaceable: wetlands that buffer against flooding, an essential wildlife habitat and migratory area, active farmlands, and open space for all of us to enjoy.
A different vision than pavement and sprawl for Coyote Valley
As one of the last remaining undeveloped valley floors in the Bay Area and the only connection between the Santa Cruz Mountains and Diablo Range, we need to take action to preserve this remarkable place for people, wildlife and our environment.
Read more www.protectcoyotevalley.org