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.
Please Read and Sign The Petition: Flight Path Noise
The Valley Women’s Club Board of Directors unanimously opposes the potential proposal to lower flight path levels and move flight patterns back over the San Lorenzo Valley area.
This is a regional issue that affects about 50,000 Santa Cruz County residents in the San Lorenzo Valley, Scotts Valley, Pasatiempo and Bonny Doon areas. Yet with the proposed decision to lower and move the flight path back to our area without the knowledge, input, or consent of the potentially effected neighborhoods.
This oversight would create an even larger disturbance and outcry than currently exists.
Our mountainous areas and population of over forty-nine thousand needs to be heard not
left in the dark!
We propose that the flight path location be kept where it is, but to raise the current descent elevations to more appropriate heights that would not be disturbing to residents already suffering from the increased noise pollution.
The current idea of shifting the flight path from one area to the next would not be an effective solution. Raising the altitude of approaching jets in the current flight path would.
Valley Women’s Club President,