Dear Friends of Tiburon Open Space,
We hope that this finds you well. It’s a great time of year. Spring has sprung. The hillsides are lush and green. And our work to save the Martha Property from development continues.  

As we mentioned in our last note, and at the request of the Martha Property owners, we find ourselves in the midst of a 90 day legal delay. Should that change in any way, we will immediately let you know.

In the meantime, we thought we would introduce you to a good friend of ours. The Greenbelt Alliance is a 60 year old organization that many of you will not have heard of. They are focused on a single challenge: how the Bay Area handles growth. They work very hard to shape the rules that govern growth to protect the region’s open spaces, and to insure that neighborhoods within cities and towns are amazing places for everyone. It is little wonder, then, that we at Tiburon Open Space would like for you to know more about them.

They author an important report called At Risk: The Bay Area Greenbelt. You can find it here and we are included on page 14. It is the definitive research on the area’s farms, ranches, and natural areas at risk of being lost forever to sprawl development.

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Additionally, you can find their take on the mission to save the Martha Property, one that features our leader, Jerry Riessen. It’s a good read, and, we hope, will be additional stimulus for you to get involved, send this along to a friend or neighbor, send us a contribution to help us do our work and, of course, like us on Facebook. There cannot be too much of your support.  And we are grateful for every bit of it.

We appreciate your time, too. And look forward to talking again soon.

Tiburon Open Space Committee