Bay Area Wilderness Training: South Bay Growth

$15,000

open space authority funds contributed to project

2018

project awarded

The Authority contributed funds to help Bay Area Wilderness Training expand its services in Santa Clara County to conduct South Bay focused outdoor leadership training courses, bolster partnerships in Santa Clara County, and provide outdoor trip support though the Milpitas free Gear Library. This project will increase the number of Santa Clara County outdoor trips for youth.
Award Date:
May 24, 2018
Program:
Measure Q Environmental Education Grant Program
Location:
Various locations countywide

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Martial Cottle Park

Martial Cottle Park

The Authority contributed funds towards the County’s efforts to open a new 288-acre urban park on the Martial Cottle Family Ranch. The Cottle family farmed the land for 150 years and the park reflects this agricultural history through providing land for farmers and educational activities. The park also features a trail system and several group picnic areas.

South Page Ponds

South Page Ponds

In September 2007 the City of Campbell dedicated a trail development and revegetation project that offers the public a small oasis in a busy urban neighborhood. An allocation of $109,000 from the Open Space Authority helped fund trails, landscaping, and benches on the site of percolation ponds along Hacienda Avenue.

Small-Scale Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture in Santa Clara County Report

Small-Scale Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture in Santa Clara County Report

The Authority contributed funds to the Santa Clara County Food System Alliance project which addresses the issue of economic and social viability of small-scale urban and peri-urban agricultural operations in Santa Clara County. The Alliance will produce a report that highlights potential models for creating successful small-scale agricultural operations and identifies marketing and distribution systems that expand healthy food access by linking a viable urban and peri-urban agricultural system to residents of Santa Clara County, particularly underserved communities. The report will also provide recommendations illustrating how to implement potentially successful models in the county. The data and recommendations in the report will be useful for policymakers, elected officials, partner organizations, beginning and existing small farmers, and they will feed into the Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Strategy process and Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone implementation.