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Open Space & Climate Change

Experience the refreshing bay breezes, picturesque open spaces, and lively urban areas of Santa Clara County. Take in the majestic scenery of Sierra Vista, revel in the peaceful beauty of Coyote Valley, and explore the diverse ecosystem of Little Uvas Open Space Preserve. Delve into the rich cultural and ecological treasures of Chitactac-Adams Heritage County Park, Alviso Adobe, and Croy Redwoods. These unique locations are sure to leave a lasting impression and ignite a passion for nature and our natural spaces. Observe Tule elk, coyote, butterflies, creeks, wildflowers, burrowing owls, spawning salmon, and so much more.

Our hikes are designed to promote self-discovery, mindfulness, and climate change awareness, offering a unique opportunity to explore nature in a meaningful way. Join us on the second Saturday of every month for a memorable journey that includes lunch and snacks. With hike lengths ranging from 3.0 to 5.5 miles and an easy to moderate level, everyone can enjoy these wonderful experiences.

What to Bring:

  • Layers + comfortable clothing (check the weather)

  • Water Bottle

  • Hat and/or sunscreen

  • Extra snacks

  • An open mind and heart!

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2024 Open Space & Climate Change Hikes

January 13th - North Coyote Valley Conservation Area - Laguna Seca & Spreckles Hill

February 10th - Rancho Canada del Oro Open Space Preserve - Hidden Lake - Morgan Hill

March 9th - Rancho San Vicente County Park - Calero County Park - San Jose

April 13th - Máyyan 'OoyákmaCoyote Ridge Open Space Preserve - San Jose

May 4th - Little Uvas Open Space Preserve - Morgan Hill

June 8th - Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve - San Jose

July 13th - Chitactac-Adams Heritage County Park - Gilroy


August 10th - Ulistac Natural Area - Santa Clara

September 15th - Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve, San Jose (5th Hispanic Heritage Celebration)

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This project was funded in part by the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority - Urban Grant Program. This competitive grant program, funded by Measure Q and Measure T, addresses the needs of urban communities, including areas that currently have limited access to preserves and parks. The grant program aims to fund projects that will improve the quality of life for urban residents.

2025 Open Space & Climate Change Hikes

January 11th - Tilton Ranch - Morgan Hill

February 8th - Palassou Ridge - Gilroy

March 8th - Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve - San Jose

April 12th - Tulare Hill - Coyote 

May 10th - Diablo Foothills - Gilroy

June 14th - Alum Rock Park - San Jose

July 12th -  Alviso Adobe - Alviso

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