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.
There is a very exciting new website that provides understandable and accurate information regarding PG&E and why it is culpable in so many disastrous wildfires, and has failed to provide a reliable power system. All the information is documented and reliable. It will be very helpful if you are trying to protect your trees from severe limbing or outright removal.
The website includes the statement of purpose, causes of wildfire, solutions to the problems causing the fires, relevant regulations, damage caused by PG&E’s choice of preventative methods, causes and impacts of outages, the utilities involved, and a remarkable discussion of PG&E’s negligence in response to the situations that caused this most destructive (but totally preventable) wildfire. It is eloquent and powerful, and more than worth your time.
Please join us in reading and sharing this website from the Utility Wildfire Working Group! And please visit it multiple times to help assure that it reaches the top of Google when folks search PG&E or wildfires or related topics.