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.
On Wednesday, November 10th, the Estuary Project welcomed 9 Kirby School students for their school-wide community involvement day. These students had signed up to volunteer their community hours to the restoration of the San Lorenzo River habitats.
The students had the choice to work in groups of 3 on 3 different activities with the option to switch after 1 hour to other work. None of the students took that option, because they had bonded with their tasks and teammates.
Estuary Project Participants: 9 Kirby School students, 2 Chaperones= 11 total
All photo/video credits go to Yakira Lavaderry.
Mike Fox Park @ Riverside Ave. bridge
In 2 hrs. we achieved:
This two-hour event was exceptionally successful because the students were eager to learn and apply themselves to chosen tasks, listen to information and stay focused; they didn’t shy away from work they had never done before; the students formed a cohesive, smooth workflow of thoughtful collaboration among themselves.
I warmly thank the Kirby students and their chaperones for the opportunity to share a wonderful time with them and accomplish so much!
The Estuary Project also thanks the Park & Rec. crew and the Valley Women’s Club for their support of the Kirby School event.
Kind regards to all ~ jane