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"After all, ladies and gentlemen, we are only trying to save "God's Little Acre" . . ." (Wallace Stegner)

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California has had a long and illustrious history leading the rest of the country to do what's best for the environment—and preserving precious open spaces is just one of the many areas in which Californians do it right.

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Conservation Efforts

A New Park for Atherton

ACT is seeking to develop a new open space garden in West Atherton. Click here to read more!

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Restoration Projects

Water Channel Restoration

Public Benefits: Increase water absorption into aquifer, improve aesthetics, restore native habitats Read More


Private Creek Restoration

Private Benefits: Reduce flooding and other costly storage requirements, improve safety and beauty of property Read More

Area Visionaries

Wendy Schmidt

Wendy Schmidt: Founded the 11th Hour Project to promote a fuller understanding of the impact of human activity within a web of interdependent living systems. Read More

Steve Westly Steve Westly: Accelerating the clean economy with Cleantech investments through The Westly Group. Read More

ACT Conservation News

UN Considers What's Possible for Addressing Climate Change

At the start of the 2014 United Nations Climate Summit in New York, a video called What's Possible was presented to a gathering of 125 head-of-state world leaders who had convened at the behest of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. This is an inspirational video that everyone should see, which affirms that climate change is solvable, we have the technology to harness nature sustainably for a clean and prosperous energy future, it just requires that we all decide to act. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, What's Possible calls on the people of the world to insist leaders get on the path of a healthier, livable climate and future for humankind. This is the mission of the Atherton Conservation Trust as well. (Click on the title of the video to watch it.)

If I Only Knew

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