The Environmental Committee works to protect the watershed and to educate the public on forestry issues, erosion control, hazardous waste, recycling, and other issues. We also monitor government policies and procedures.
PG&E is a high priority for the Environmental Committee due to its massive and destructive felling of trees to prevent wildfires when unsafe, unreliable, antiquated equipment is the fundamental cause of the fires. From working on legislation and a new Franchise Agreement for PG&E in the County to in-depth research and analysis to support work with agencies affecting PG&E and helping folks protect their trees from PG&E’s contractors, this keeps the group busy. We work with a State-wide Utility Wildfire Prevention Taskforce on these issues.
Your help is needed.
Visit https://endpowerlinefires.com for more information.
River & Road Clean Up
with Save Our Shores
Annual Environmental Town Hall
Felton Community Hall
First Saturday of the month
Second Saturday if the first Saturday is a holiday weekend.
10:30 am at VWC Office at Highlands Park Senior Center
On Zoom and in-person. Email for Zoom info.
Meetings are open to the public.
Call 338-6578 or email for information.
Boulder Creek, Calif.– Team Fire 5, a group of 9 individuals ages 18 to 26 serving with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), is working with Easterseals Camp Harmon from February 19th to April 1st, 2021.
Team Fire Five is aiding EasterSeals Camp Harmon with their mission to provide exceptional services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities. NCCC was called in to assist with the Restore Camp Harmon Project. Our team will be focusing on recovery, maintenance, and mitigation. We will work to restore landscaping, pathways, vegetation, and make sure that roofs and buildings are safe from any future fires.
Both The Valley Women’s Club of San Lorenzo Valley and Fire 5 are continuing to form alliances with organizations in Boulder Creek and the larger Santa Cruz County to influence environmental preservation and fire mitigation over the long-term. An outside organization Fire 5 is also working with the Valley Women’s Club SLV Native Habitat Restoration Program, the San Lorenzo Valley Water District, and the Friends of the Felton Library.
AmeriCorps NCCC (N-triple-C) is a full-time, residential, national service program in which about 1,700 young adults serve nationwide annually. During their 10-month term, Corps Members – all 18 to 26 years old – work on teams of eight to 12 on projects that address critical needs. Traditional NCCC members travel to a variety of different six- to 12-week-long projects related to education, healthy futures, environmental stewardship, economic opportunity, and disaster response and recovery
AmeriCorps NCCC is administered by AmeriCorps. The Corporation improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering. For more information about AmeriCorps NCCC, visit the website at www.americorps.gov