The Hammer-Marcum Award will be presented to one or more individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the San Lorenzo Valley through action, awareness, and leadership in environmental, educational, social or political concerns that affect the health and welfare of our community. The Hammer-Marcum Award was created in 1987 to honor Mary Hammer and Annette Marcum, two special people who gave
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
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
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.
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
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
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
The Valley Women’s Club, SLV Native Habitat Restoration Program, and Santa Cruz County Parks are pleased to announce the return for the 4th year of the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC). They will be in the Valley February through April 2019.
A memorial for our beloved Fred McPherson will be held at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in the Main Picnic area Sunday, June 23rd at noon.