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.
May 17 has two events that you may want to help with. Firsth there is a short, concentrated River Clean-up in recognition of National River Clean-up Day, from 9 to 11 at the Felton Covered Bridge Park. (Just come or click here to RSVP)
Also on May 17 is Sanctuary Day on the Santa Cruz Wharf, a part of the series of events in celebration of the Wharf’s 100th Birthday. The VWC’s Environmental Committee will participate, from 11 to 5 on the wharf. Seek out our booth and you will be able to make wood block prints of a salmon to take home. Learn more about this wonderful activity-filled Celebration.
The Environmental Committee will also have an information booth at the Redwood Mountain Faire. If you want to help staff the booth, please contact Stephanie at 278-1305!! We could use your help.
Then, on June 21st, we’ll join in the SV Garden Faire, which the VWC Board voted unanimously to support with a contribution and is a Bronze Sponsor. Come to Skypark from 9 am to 5 pm, and learn lots about the benefits of organic gardening and sustainable, healthy living. Stephanie Sakasai will give a special presentation as one of the speakers. Plan to come to this free event, with exhibits, speakers, food and entertainment.
More next month about the Coho Recovery Plan Subcommittee, The Butt Stops Here, and the new Septic System Brochure.