The interest in establishing a formal organization dedicated to open space in the San Francisco Peninsula has been recoginize by many through out the years. South of Highway 92 there are many different organizations, including Peninsula Open Space Trust and Mid-Peninsula Open Space District, that address needs in the southern counties.The time has come for SFPOSC to come forth and help with this endeavor in our northern peninsula.
As the San Francisco Peninsula continues to be built out the last few parcels of open space need to be preserved. They need to be in public hands and managed by responsible stewards that allow responsible use for all people. The tireless work done by those in preserving much of San Bruno Mountain is an inspiration, and an example, of what we can accomplish together.
Realizing the importance of working together, San Bruno Mountain Watch boardmember Del Shembari, Friends of Sign Hill founder Kamala Silva Wolfe, and Open SF Watershed founder Andy Howse, teamed up to address the need for responsible access and connectivity of open spaces in the San Francisco Peninsula.
After many hours of brain storming and meeting with other interested parties including elected officials, individuals, and organizations, we are proud to announce the formation of SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA OPEN SPACE COALITION.
We invite all to join in on this journey that will leave a legacy for generations to come.
"It is the abiding concern of thinking people to preserve what keeps men human-to save our contact with nature of which we are a part."
"Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Another factor in maintaining balance involves the element of time. As we peer into society's future, we - you and I, and our government - must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering, for our own ease and convenience, the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without asking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow."
-Eisenhower's farewell speech, 1961
"Man is nothing . . . unless he adventures. Either into the unknown of the world, of his environment. Or into the unknown of himself."