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.
At Felton Community Hall
Saturday, December 5, 1-3 p.m.
The 16th Annual ENVIRONMENTAL TOWN HALL, featuring our State Assembly Member, Mark Stone, focuses on environmental issues and legislation at the State level that affect our lives, homes, businesses and cherished environs. Stone, a former 5th District Supervisor, is well informed about issues impacting us all. The Town Hall is Saturday, December 5, 1-3 p.m., at Felton Community Hall. Produced annually by the Valley Women’s Club’s Environmental Committee for the SLV, it also features displays and information from regional environmental organizations and Santa Cruz County Agencies.
After a presentation by Stone – with a special emphasis on water – will be a far-ranging Q&A on topics posed by the audience. In addition special information displays by the the Regional Transportation Commission, the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District, the Santa Cruz County Environmental Health Department, the VWC’s Environmental Committee, the Resource Conservation District and the Loch Lomond Recreation District. feature transportation issues, smoke particulate air pollution, County efforts to protect fish populations controversial local development projects, the River, native plants, green solutions, funding for erosion control projects, drought and Loch Lomond.