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.
The San Lorenzo Valley has a long history of supporting Earth Day Santa Cruz, and this year’s event on Saturday, April 22, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM promises to be exciting. After being canceled last year due to COVID, this event is an excellent opportunity for residents to unite and reinforce their ties between those living upstream in the mountains and those close to the coast, enabling an understanding of shared environmental, social, and financial concerns.
Continuing our decades-long commitment to Earth Day Santa Cruz, the Valley Women‘s Club Environmental Committee will host an information booth at San Lorenzo Park behind the Paradox Hotel. Our booth will feature displays, information on various environmental topics, and hands-on activities, including planting native plant seeds.
While San Lorenzo Park will be a hub of activity, Earth Day Santa Cruz events will occur throughout the city, so be sure to check the website and map to plan your day. All events are free and open to all ages.
For more information on the VWC Environmental Committee and its involvement in Earth Day, please call or text the Committee Chair at 831/345-1555. To learn about the various activities and events during Earth Day Santa Cruz, visit https://scearthday.org/about/.