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.
Exhibit: January 31–July 30, 2021
The Valley Women’s Club (VWC) has good news for you in case you missed the Virtual Opening of the Santa Cruz County Naturalists exhibit, Look🌿 Act 🌿 Inspire, co-sponsored by the VWC. The K. Norris Center recorded the event for your viewing on their YouTube channel. You’ll enjoy hearing how Fred McPherson, a VWC member, inspired students and other Naturalists with his well-respected studies of the biodiverse San Lorenzo Valley habitats. Be sure to check out the participant’s chats, where some of the 110 attendees shared their appreciation of a Santa Cruz County Naturalist, or a part of the world they live in. We invite you to learn more and explore the diversity of our local Naturalists. VWC thanks its members for making it possible to support the important role of the San Lorenzo Valley Naturalists.
The Valley Women’s Club is proud to co-sponsor this online and in-person exhibit featuring the diverse naturalist community in Santa Cruz County. Look. Act. Inspire: highlights contributions of over 100 naturalists spanning more than 50 years in Santa Cruz County, including a diverse cohort of up-and-coming naturalists. A special part of the exhibit celebrates Fred McPherson’s contributions to the natural history and conservation of the San Lorenzo Valley.
The VWC is well acquainted with the excellent, dedicated San Lorenzo Valley (SLV) Naturalists’ studies. Their detailed data of the SLV’s flora and fauna has enabled the VWC to engage in protecting the San Lorenzo Valley’s unique, biodiverse environment and its habitats for the last 42 years. With Fred McPherson, an esteemed SLV Naturalist, we raised the awareness that the San Lorenzo River is a vitally important County waterbody.
As soon as possible (COVID-restrictions allowing) starting after January 31st, small pods of people will be able to reserve time to see the physical exhibit in the new San Lorenzo Valley Museum location in Felton. More information, including an online version of the exhibit, will be available soon.
We are looking forward to sharing this Virtual Opening with you that showcases the essential role of Naturalists.
Learn more about the exhibit:
Santa Cruz County Naturalists