Committee for Green Foothills

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Committee for Green Foothills
Type Non-governmental organization, 501(c)3
Founded in 1962 at
California, United States by:
Lois Crozier-Hogle,
Ruth Spangenberg,
and Wallace Stegner
Key people President
Area served San Mateo & Santa Clara Counties, California, U.S.A.
Focus(es) sustainability, parkland, open space, preservation
Method(s) Direct action, lobbying, research, innovation, fundraising, PR, education, advocacy, grassroots

The Committee for Green Foothills (CGF) is a local-level nonprofit environmental organization working to protect open space and habitat in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, located in the San Francisco Bay Area of California.


For decades, CGF has successfully opposed development of the foothills, forests, and coasts of the San Francisco Peninsula that are inconsistent with its standards and considered "inappropriate" by the organization.

CGF was founded in 1962 by a group of concerned citizens including Lois Crozier-Hogle, Ruth Spangenberg, and Wallace Stegner, who became the first president of the organization .[1]

CGF is funded primarily by individual private donations.[2] The organization aims to protect: creeks, coasts, wetlands, open space, farmlands, and natural resources of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties through advocacy, education and grassroots action.[1]


  1. ^ a b About, Green Foothills website
  2. ^ Frequently Asked Questions, Green Foothills website

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