The Valley Women’s Club of San Lorenzo Valley
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What's Happening in the San Lorenzo Valley

San Lorenzo River Estuary Project volunteers

VOLUNTEER! San Lorenzo River Estuary Project • Oct. 19, 2019

With YOUR help the San Lorenzo River Estuary Project will improve the wildlife habitat. We welcome you to join us to increase the growth margins around established native plants, prune back bushes, liberate overgrown natives & mingle with other wonderful volunteers.

You are invited to the 2019 Hammer-Marcum Awards Honoring Paul Norcutt and Janinne Chadwick

The Valley Women’s Club is delighted to announce Paul Norcutt and Janinne Chadwick as the 2019 recipients of the Hammer-Marcum Award for Outstanding Community Service.
Large redwood stumps on Pilger Road. Nov. 15, 2018

Nancy Macy, VWC Enviro Committee Chair to be interviewed regarding PG&E Wildfire Safety Plan

Please join long-time journalist and commentator Bruce Bratton on KZSC Radio, tomorrow night (Tuesday, September 24) at 7:30 pm as
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Peter Wohlleben

Video: Hidden Life of Trees Author Appeals to PG&E’s Approach to Wildfire Management

We are pleased to share with you Peter Wohlleben video. He is the German author of the bestseller “Hidden Life
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PG&E equipment on Pilger Road. Nov. 9, 2018

Update on PG&E Wildfire Management Plan: Enhanced Vegetation Management Fails to Provide Safety from Wildfire

UPDATE – MAY 2019 The tragic wildfires of the past two years have highlighted decades of infrastructure neglect by PG&E
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San Lorenzo River Estuary Project volunteers

VOLUNTEER! San Lorenzo River Estuary Project • Oct. 19, 2019

With YOUR help the San Lorenzo River Estuary Project will improve the wildlife habitat. We welcome you to join us to increase the growth margins around established native plants, prune back bushes, liberate overgrown natives & mingle with other wonderful volunteers.

You are invited to the 2019 Hammer-Marcum Awards Honoring Paul Norcutt and Janinne Chadwick

The Valley Women’s Club is delighted to announce Paul Norcutt and Janinne Chadwick as the 2019 recipients of the Hammer-Marcum Award for Outstanding Community Service.

Large redwood stumps on Pilger Road. Nov. 15, 2018

Nancy Macy, VWC Enviro Committee Chair to be interviewed regarding PG&E Wildfire Safety Plan

Please join long-time journalist and commentator Bruce Bratton on KZSC Radio, tomorrow night (Tuesday, September 24) at 7:30 pm as he interviews VWC Environmental Committee Chair, Nancy Macy, about the crucial safety problems that PG&E’s massive Enhanced Vegetation Management Plan, and the “pro-active” cutting of power when winds threaten the power lines, are failing to address, threatening us all.  You
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Peter Wohlleben

Video: Hidden Life of Trees Author Appeals to PG&E’s Approach to Wildfire Management

We are pleased to share with you Peter Wohlleben video. He is the German author of the bestseller “Hidden Life of Trees”. He has the expertise and specialized knowledge about how the forest & its trees connect to the planet, so we had reached out to him for his consideration of the PG&E Wildfire Mitigation Plan. We had explained to him
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PG&E equipment on Pilger Road. Nov. 9, 2018

Update on PG&E Wildfire Management Plan: Enhanced Vegetation Management Fails to Provide Safety from Wildfire

UPDATE – MAY 2019 The tragic wildfires of the past two years have highlighted decades of infrastructure neglect by PG&E clearly demonstrating that its electric transmission & distribution business model is, indeed, “Run to Failure,” as it was with its gas lines in San Bruno, rather than safety and fire prevention. New York Times: How PG&E Ignored Fire Risks in Favor
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Recycling bottles and cans

The Lowdown on the Closedown of CRV Redemption/Recycling Centers

After more than 30 years operating the three Redemption/Recycling centers in the San Lorenzo Valley, the VWC is preparing to close down the centers, effective July 1. The Ben Lomond Transfer Station will continue to provide recycling services without any redemption options.

What has PG&E Failed to do to Prevent Wildfire?

FAILED for decades to protect rural high-fire areas with the most basic safety upgrades, especially insulated wire (AKA Tree Wire or “hardened”) to replace the thin, bare wire that causes the problem. There is a major effort underway by Southern California Edison ($500 million being spent to install insulated wires by end of 2020). Why not PG&E? FAILED to upgrade
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Recycling at the bin

Recycling Centers to Close in Felton and Boulder Creek

With profound regret, the Valley Women’s Club of San Lorenzo Valley (VWC), after thirty years providing this valuable service to our community, announces the closure of its SLV Redemption/Recycling Centers (SLVRR) in Felton, Ben Lomond, and Boulder Creek

Logs stockpile behind Kmart.

Sign the Petition! PG&E: Insulate Your Power Lines to Improve Fire Safety!

Petition to Geisha Williams, PG&E CEO and President, Gregg Lemier, Vice President, Electric Transmission Operations, PG&E, and Michael Picker, President, CPUC I live in a high-fire threat district. My community is subject to PG&E’s “Wildfire Safety Program” in which PG&E is seeking to remove trees and vegetation within a 12 ft. radius (24 ft. diameter) around power lines and poles. They
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