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.
The innovative annual ENVIRONMENTAL TOWN HALL returns for its 17th year on Saturday, November 12th from 1-3, at Felton Community Hall. Featuring our State Assembly Member (and former 5th District Supervisor), Mark Stone, this community event focuses on environmental issues, legislation and regulation at the State level that directly affect our lives, homes, businesses and cherished environs. The Environmental Town Hall is produced annually by the Valley Women’s Club’s Environmental Committee. It also features timely displays and information from vital regional environmental organizations and Santa Cruz County Agencies.
After a presentation by Assembly Member Stone – with a special emphasis on groundwater, drought response and other water issues – audience members are invited to participate in a Q&A on topics of their choice.
The special information-exhibits include the County’s Mosquito and Vector Control – did you know mosquitos can breed by entering septic tanks via their vents? The Environmental Committee for the SLV will feature the children’s Art Contest on air quality, NOAA’s new efforts to protect endangered fish populations, controversial local development projects, progress on the Monterey Bay Community Power effort, and the Restoration Project (with AmeriCorps). The Coastal Watershed Council will provide information on the San Lorenzo River Alliance, and exciting volunteer testing programs like “First Flush.” The Resource Conservation District will be there with information on funding and permitting support for restoration of rural roads, erosion control projects and riparian restoration projects.
The program is free and suitable for all ages. Refreshments will be served. For information call Nancy at 831/345-1555.
Please print and share hard-copies of the flyer (.pdf) and share this on Facebook and other social media. Thanks!