Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority celebrates 30 years

Let’s give it up to the organization that has preserved our natural resources, and kept Santa Clara Valley’s green spaces clean since 1993.

A person walks down a trail that overlooks San Jose.

The view atop Sierra Vista point gives a breathtaking look at the great 408.

Photo via @biaobobo

Since 1993, the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority has provided the South Bay with beautiful trails, open green spaces, and a connection to nature for residents.

What began as a grassroots effort by activists has now grown into an organization responsible for protecting ~30,000 acres of natural land — and growing. This fall, the Open Space Authority plans to host a grand opening of its newest preserve — The Máyyan ‘Ooyákma-Coyote Ridge Open Space Preserve — which will add 33 miles to the agency’s trail system.

Fun fact: The new preserve’s name is a Chochenyo translation for “coyote ridge,” named in partnership with the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe.

So, how would the Open Space Authority like you all to celebrate this milestone? By being out in nature, of course. Get involved with the agency through:

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